You want to transfer files using FTP.
Use PHP’s built-in FTP functions:
$c = ftp_connect('ftp.example.com') or die("Can't connect"); ftp_login($c, $username, $password) or die("Can't login"); ftp_put($c, $remote, $local, FTP_ASCII) or die("Can't transfer"); ftp_close($c); or die("Can't close");
You can also use the cURL extension:
$c = curl_init("ftp://$username:$firstname.lastname@example.org/$remote"); // $local is the location to store file on local machine $fh = fopen($local, 'w') or die($php_errormsg); curl_setopt($c, CURLOPT_FILE, $fh); curl_exec($c); curl_close($c);
FTP stands for File Transfer Protocol and is a method of exchanging files between one computer and another. Unlike with HTTP servers, it’s easy to set up an FTP server to both send and receive files.
Using the built-in FTP functions doesn’t require
additional libraries, but you must specifically enable them with
Because these functions are specialized to FTP,
they’re easy to use when transferring files.
All FTP transactions begin with establishing a connection from your computer, the local client, to another computer, the remote server:
$c = ftp_connect('ftp.example.com') or die("Can't connect");
Once connected, you need to send your username and password; the remote server can then authenticate you and allow you to enter:
ftp_login($c, $username, $password) or die("Can't login");
Some FTP servers support a feature known as anonymous FTP. ...