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File Upload with Progress Bar using jQuery and PHP

In this post you will learn how to create a AJAX file uploading system with progress bar using jQuery and PHP. For this purpose we will going to use jQuery Form Plugin. It is a easy to use and powerful jQuery AJAX form submitting plugin. It supports XMLHttpRequest Level 2 and iframe file transportation. That's why it will work for both old and new browsers.

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Step 1 - The HTML

As usual, we will start with HTML markup.

<!doctype html>
<html lang="en">

  <meta charset="utf-8">
  <title>File Upload with Progress Bar</title>

  <!--style sheets-->
  <link rel="stylesheet" type="text/css" href="css/pure.css">
  <link rel="stylesheet" type="text/css" href="css/style.css">

  <script type="text/javascript">
    // select file function only for styling up input[type="file"]
    function select_file(){
      return false;

  <div class="container">

    <!--status message will appear here-->
    <div class="status"></div>

    <!--image upload form-->
    <form class="pure-form" action="upload.php" enctype="multipart/form-data" method="post">

      <div class="upload">
        <a onclick="select_file()" class="pure-button">Choose a Image</a>
        <input id="image" type="file" name="image" >

      <!--image preview-->
      <img src="" style="display:none">

      <input class="pure-button pure-button-primary" type="submit" value="Upload!">

    <!--progress bar-->
    <div class="progress">
          <div class="bar"></div >
          <div class="percent">0%</div >


  <!--scripts include-->

  <!-- jQuery Library-->
  <script type="text/javascript" src="//"></script>

  <!-- jQuery Form Plug in -->
  <script type="text/javascript" src="js/jquery.form.min.js"></script>

  <!-- our main javascript file -->
  <script type="text/javascript" src="js/script.js"></script>


The form is the heart of this html page. It will allow as to upload file. Before closing body tag I have inserted three JavaScript files. These are jQuery library, jQuery form plugin and our main script file.

Step 2 - jQuery

This is our main JavaScript file. There are two part of this file. The first one is image preview (based on HTML5 FileReader api) and second one is jQuery AJAX form submit (based on jQuery Form plugin).

$(document).ready(function() {
  /* variables */
  var preview = $('img');
  var status = $('.status');
  var percent = $('.percent');
  var bar = $('.bar');

  /* only for image preview */

    /* html FileRender Api */
    var oFReader = new FileReader();

    oFReader.onload = function (oFREvent) {

  /* submit form with ajax request */

    /* set data type json */
    dataType:  'json',

    /* reset before submitting */
    beforeSend: function() {

    /* progress bar call back*/
    uploadProgress: function(event, position, total, percentComplete) {
      var pVel = percentComplete + '%';

    /* complete call back */
    complete: function(data) {


Step 3 - PHP

We need to handle uploaded file from server side. The upload.php file holds the file upload functionality. Because we are working with JSON data type that's why fist we need to set content type json.

header('Content-type: application/json');

$valid_exts = array('jpeg', 'jpg', 'png', 'gif'); // valid extensions
$max_size = 200 * 1024; // max file size (200kb)
$path = 'uploads/'; // upload directory

  if( @is_uploaded_file($_FILES['image']['tmp_name']) )
    // get uploaded file extension
    $ext = strtolower(pathinfo($_FILES['image']['name'], PATHINFO_EXTENSION));
    // looking for format and size validity
    if (in_array($ext, $valid_exts) AND $_FILES['image']['size'] < $max_size)
      // unique file path
      $path = $path . uniqid(). '.' .$ext;
      // move uploaded file from temp to uploads directory
      if (move_uploaded_file($_FILES['image']['tmp_name'], $path))
        $status = 'Image successfully uploaded!';
      else {
        $status = 'Upload Fail: Unknown error occurred!';
    else {
      $status = 'Upload Fail: Unsupported file format or It is too large to upload!';
  else {
    $status = 'Upload Fail: File not uploaded!';
else {
  $status = 'Bad request!';

// echo out json encoded status
echo json_encode(array('status' => $status));


  1. How to increase max size? please help I need upload HD PIC LIKE 5MB
    OR 4608 * 3456

    1. If you have access to your php.ini file then change upload_max_filesize = 5M
      and next change $max_size = 1024*1024*5 on php script

    2. How to get access in php.ini file? Pls tell. I'm using windows 10 XAMPP

    3. Ok now tell me what should I edit in php.ini file to get max size?

  2. Looks great!! Thanks!

  3. Nice Post...helpful!!!

  4. How i will make this for audio(mp3) files?

  5. Hallo, I am from Indonesia. Sorry if my english is wrong. I just wanted to thank you, because finally I found this tutorial for 3 years, I think this is the best and perfect for me, simple but powerful. Very great post

  6. Thanks for script
    How can I integrate this progressbar into kleeja script

  7. can you tell me how to get link ? of image uploaded ?
    this is tutorial is great

  8. Is it possible to show decimals values too in the percentage bar? I need that :)

  9. Hello, can you let me know how can I upload the file size up to 200 MB?
    I tried to change to following information, but it's not working. Can you help?
    $max_size = 1024*1024*200

    1. hey, did you fix the problem? i have same problem too. i need to change the size to 500mb or 1TB.

    2. You need to change your PHP configuration for big files in your php.ini

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  10. how to change the file upload size to 500mb? please help
    its just keep saying Upload Fail: File not uploaded!

    i made change on upload.php file:

    $valid_exts = array('jpeg', 'jpg', 'png', 'psd', 'pdf', 'zip', 'gif'); // valid extensions
    $max_size = 512000 * 524288000; // max file size (512000kb)
    $path = 'uploads/'; // upload directory

    what else i have to do?

    1. You have to set the upload_max_filesize to the required size in php.ini.
      Or you can pro grammatically set it in your script too. Google for it.

  11. For some weird reason the file is auto rotated to fit box in preview. how can I disable that?

  12. Works Great !

    Found a small issue, after uploading image, the message is shown "Image Successfully uploaded!" but the progress bar shows 60% completed.
    I've screenshot to help replicate it but not sure where to attach with this post.

  13. I want to upload four pictures with the same site. I know how to change the html-site (rename the ID's). But I don't know how to change the script.js. I don't want to write the function four times. Can me help somebody?

  14. looks very nice.....
    downloaded source code zip is having some problem, its not extracting.
    please upload correct zip file.

    Thanks in Advance

  15. here is a zip file of the code..
    now does anyone know how to change the size of the preview image that i am getting on the front page just above the upload button...
    i have tried to set width and height but it is not working...
    reply asap....

  16. I would like to send you 50 dollars by PayPal for your helping me to find a solution…

    I have your very nice ‘Multiple File Upload with Progress Bar’ working on my site. It displays the progress bar and uploads files properly.

    MY NEED:
    When it finishes the upload, I need for it to refresh to a different page within my site… “mypage.php?var1=this&var2=that”

    I must have corrupted something, because now, it does not display {count:n} when upload is complete and the URL in the browser location field does not change FROM “/multiple-file-upload-progress-bar/“ TO “/multiple-file-upload-progress-bar/upload.php”

    If you can help, please tell me how to contact you privately so that I can send the money and site access information privately. I can be reached creekriot at gmail.

    Thank you!
    - Stan

    1. hey . i know this is old. but this is for some who has not solved this problem. the error are in the script.js in this line
      after you downloaded the zip file . you will noticed in this line >
      /* set data type json */
      dataType:'json', .there a some sort of a html entities appeared after the ":" . juts rid of it . and everyone's happy ! :D

  17. Nice, very nice, do you have the same example with multiple files? thanks.

    1. yeah! see

  18. Hi. This is very nice. But i'm not able to download the source files from the provided link. It says files are corrupted. It would be a great help if u provide me a working link to these source files.

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  22. Yeah i used this form and it works but dont show progress bar, but hey it works
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