On a shared server over which I have no configuration control...
Can PHP upload files (pic, pdf, doc...) to a folder outside/above the web root but then make them available for display in a browser via links?
/uploaded_files <--- put files here
/www <--- my html and php are in here
If so, how would I generate the links? I have tried reading the directory and creating file links with the full path (example: /server/user/my_root/uploaded_files/pic.jpg) but this doesn't work.