hi all....
please help me..... i want to download the files from server using php code.

any help tnx in advnc........

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Do you mean from other server to your server?, or from server to your computer?

You can use Curl to download file from web using php

function curl_get_file_contents($URL) {
    $c = curl_init();
    curl_setopt($c, CURLOPT_RETURNTRANSFER, 1);
    curl_setopt($c, CURLOPT_SSL_VERIFYPEER, false);
    curl_setopt($c, CURLOPT_URL, $URL);
    $contents = curl_exec($c);
    $err  = curl_getinfo($c,CURLINFO_HTTP_CODE);
    if ($contents) return $contents;
    else return FALSE;

pass url to this function and download contents. alternatively you can use file reader/writer

 private function downloadFile ($url, $path) {

      $newfname = $path;
      $file = fopen ($url, "rb");
      if ($file) {
        $newf = fopen ($newfname, "wb");

        if ($newf)
        while(!feof($file)) {
          fwrite($newf, fread($file, 1024 * 8 ), 1024 * 8 );

      if ($file) {

      if ($newf) {

I hope so that it was helped solve your problem.

tnx 4 ur reply veedeoo...
i mean from the server to my computer...

You can get around allow_url_fopen restrictions by using fsockopen. Here's a (rudimentary) implementation:

function fsock_get_contents($url) {
    $fp = fsockopen($url, 80, $errno, $errstr, 20);
    if (!$fp) {
        echo "$errstr ($errno)<br />\n";
        return false;
    } else {
        $out = "GET / HTTP/1.1\r\n";
        $out .= "Host: " . parse_url($url, PHP_URL_HOST) . "\r\n";
        $out .= "Connection: Close\r\n\r\n";

        $contents = '';
        fwrite($fp, $out);
        while (!feof($fp)) {
            $contents .= fgets($fp, 128);
        } fclose($fp);
        return $contents;

echo fsock_get_contents('www.google.com');

Hope this helps you!!

tnx.... veedeoo & allenhill99 for helping me....
finally i got a simple trick for that.. and it works for me....
here given is what i got....
<a href="http://www.sggfjfs.com/admin/resume/<?php echo stripslashes($row['resume']); ?>"> Download Resume </a>

like this it is easy to download the document files.... once again tnx 2 all...

thanks for all. it works

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