Skip to main content

Upload File with FTP using PHP

FTP is one of the most useful tool or protocol for all web developers or designers. We can move files from one server to another with FTP tools very easily. PHP provides build in support for FTP protocol. That’s why we can work with FTP very easily using some FTP functions. In this post I’m going to show how to upload or put file to a server using PHP functions.

Connecting to FTP Server:
$con = ftp_connect($host, 21);

Login to FTP Server:
ftp_login($con, $username, $password);

Uploading File:
ftp_put($con, $remote_file, $local_file, FTP_ASCII);

Closing Connection:

Bring All Together:
$host = "localhost";
$username = "username";
$password = "password";
$local_file = 'path/to/file.txt';
$remote_file = 'public_html/file.txt';

$con = ftp_connect($host, 21) or die("Could not connect to FTP server");
$log = ftp_login($con, $username, $password) or die("Fail to longin");
$upload = ftp_put($con, $remote_file, $local_file, FTP_ASCII);
if($upload) echo 'Success!';


  1. hi...

    i want to ask,how to upload multiple file via ftp using php?I take a lot of time in searching it....there is answer that we can use "multiple" but i don't know how to do the looping process..
    Hope you can help me....

    1. Thanks for your query! I hope this code will help you...

      $files = array(
      'local/1.txt' => 'remote/1.txt',
      'local/2.txt' => 'remote/3.txt',
      'local/3.txt' => 'remote/3.txt');

      foreach($files as $local => $remote){
      $upload = ftp_put($con, $remote, $local, FTP_ASCII);

    2. Thanks for your code...but,i don't know how to implement it in my coding.Can you help me by giving full example of codes that include html and php part...

    3. only PHP:

    4. thanks...but i don't understand the array part which is:

      'path/to/local/file1.txt' => 'path/to/remote/file1.txt'

      is it i have to write the path for the file to upload?

    5. sorry,but can you give more clearer explanation on the codes that you give since i have took a lot of time on think about this.

    6. Only for you full and final! 100% working! tested ;)

    7. thanks for your code...but i still have problem where error like this "ftp_put() [function.ftp-put]: The parameter is incorrect."...What's wrong?
      And also my ftp account is not localhost and have its username and password...i thought that we have to use the $ftp_server,$ftp_user_name,$ftp_user_pass??

      Then,my upload directory is at Local Disk (C)...
      What i've to change for this code??help me...
      Sorry,for make you trouble...

  2. Great blog created by you. I read your blog, its best and useful information. You have done a great work. Super blogging and keep it up.
    php jobs in hyderabad.

  3. • Nice and good article. It is very useful for me to learn and understand easily. Thanks for sharing your valuable information and time. Please keep updatingAzure Online course hyderabad


Post a Comment

Popular posts from this blog

Multiple File Upload with PHP

Sometimes we need to allow our users to upload multiple file upload. On my previous post I was shown the basic of simple file upload with PHP. Today I am going to show you how to allow users to upload multiple files. It is almost similar like simple file upload but we need to do some modification with html markup and php code. multiple attribute is needed to add on the html markup. Major web browsers like Firefox, Chrome, Safari and IE 9+ support this attribute. Now I am going to show you how to upload multiple file with PHP and basic HTML form.

Live Comment System with jQuery Ajax PHP and MySQL

Recently I have been made a post that focused on how to submit form without page refreshing. That post shows the basic functionality of using jQuery Ajax. On the same follow this post will describe how we can create a comment system to post an instant comment without page refreshing. Let's start...

Resize Image While Uploading with PHP

On my previous post I was shown an example how to upload file with php and html. It was based on php simple image upload functionality. Today I am going to show you little bit advance of image uploading. Suppose if you run a website and want to allow users to upload image files than you need to think little bit about server's space and bandwidth. For this purpose you need to do some optimization with image files. Image resize while uploading is one of them. All major website do it in the same way. If a user uploads a 5mb image file they resize it in different sizes and store on there server. It helps them to seed up there website and reduce there budget. Now take a look, how we can do it ourself.