I am using the following code for a file upload-


if($_FILES['uploadedfile']['name'] !="")
	$target_path = "/home/infotech/myhomepage/uploads/";
$target_path = $target_path . basename( $_FILES['uploadedfile']['name']); 
echo("Temporary Location is: ".$_FILES['uploadedfile']['tmp_name']."<br />");
echo("Target Path is: ".$target_path."<br />");
if(move_uploaded_file($_FILES['uploadedfile']['tmp_name'], $target_path)) {
	echo "The file ".  basename( $_FILES['uploadedfile']['name']). 
    " has been uploaded";

    echo "There was an error uploading the file, please try again!";

	die("No file specified");

<!DOCTYPE html PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD XHTML 1.0 Transitional//EN" "http://www.w3.org/TR/xhtml1/DTD/xhtml1-transitional.dtd">
<html xmlns="http://www.w3.org/1999/xhtml">
<meta http-equiv="Content-Type" content="text/html; charset=utf-8" />
<title>File Upload</title>

<form enctype="multipart/form-data" action="<?php echo($_SERVER['PHP_SELF']);?>" method="POST">
<input type="hidden" name="MAX_FILE_SIZE" value="100000" />
Choose a file to upload: <input name="uploadedfile" type="file" /><br />
<input type="submit" name="b1" value="Upload File" />

While it works fine on my localhost, when I upload it to the server, I get-

Temporary Location is: /tmp/phpw1v73L
Target Path is: /home/infotech/myhomepage/uploads/a.txt

Warning: move_uploaded_file(/home/infotech/myhomepage/uploads/a.txt) [function.move-uploaded-file]: failed to open stream: Permission denied in /home/infotech/myhomepage/upload.php on line 15

Warning: move_uploaded_file() [function.move-uploaded-file]: Unable to move '/tmp/phpw1v73L' to '/home/infotech/myhomepage/uploads/a.txt' in /home/infotech/myhomepage/upload.php on line 15
There was an error uploading the file, please try again!


Is it due to permissions?

Because I am able to do mv /tmp/foo /home/infotech/myhomepage/uploads/
Any ideas?

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Last Post by tuse

I think this may be to do with permissions on the folder. Your permissions are not the same as php's permissions. The fix depends on what server you are using, but in a Linux server you can use a chmod command on the directory to change the permissions. You need write access for the Other group of permissions (the second-last bit). Use the command

chmod 766

to assign full access to the directory's owner, read/write access to the owner's group and read/write access to other users (which includes php/www).

I'm not sure about a windows server sorry, maybe someone else can help if you are using a windows server.

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