PHP4 comes with a bunch of new functions designed to allow FTPconnections over the Web. This article explores the new FTP functions,together with an example of how they can be used to build a browser-basedFTP client.
Out here at Melonfire, we're big fans of PHP. We use it for a variety of reasons - Web site development, image generation, database connectivity - and we find it friendly, powerful and easy to use...all factors which come in handy when working against tight delivery deadlines.
You've already seen how PHP can be used to create GIF and JPEG images which dynamically respond to content from a database. But that's just the tip of the iceberg - the newest version of the language also comes with powerful functions that can dramatically ease the task of transferring files over the Web.
In this special two-part article, we're going to explore how PHP can be used to transfer files over HTTP and FTP connections, together with some simple applications that demonstrate just how powerful this really is. Keep reading!
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