A Guide to Mobile and Web Technology(LAMP)

create a folder name uploads with 777 permission.

create a file name upload.php in the same folder where the uploads folder is created.

Place the code in the file named upload.php

$target_path = "uploads/";

$target_path = $target_path . basename( $_FILES['uploadedfile']['name']);

if(move_uploaded_file($_FILES['uploadedfile']['tmp_name'], $target_path)) {
    echo "The file ".  basename( $_FILES['uploadedfile']['name']).
    " has been uploaded";
} else{
    echo "There was an error uploading the file, please try again!";

Client side code that is used to send file to a server. please include the following code in our client program.

private void doFileUpload(){

  HttpURLConnection conn = null;
  DataOutputStream dos = null;
  DataInputStream inStream = null;

 // The full path of filename which is to be uploaded to server
  String exsistingFileName = "test.mp3";
  String lineEnd = "\r\n";
  String twoHyphens = "--";
  String boundary =  "*****";

  int bytesRead, bytesAvailable, bufferSize;

  byte[] buffer;

  int maxBufferSize = 1*1024*1024;

  String responseFromServer = "";

  //Server path to the upload.php
  String urlString = "http://xxx.xxx.xxx.xxx/upload.php";

   //------------------ CLIENT REQUEST

  FileInputStream fileInputStream = new FileInputStream(new File(exsistingFileName) );

   // open a URL connection to the Servlet

   URL url = new URL(urlString);

   // Open a HTTP connection to the URL

   conn = (HttpURLConnection) url.openConnection();

   // Allow Inputs

   // Allow Outputs

   // Don't use a cached copy.

   // Use a post method.

   conn.setRequestProperty("Connection", "Keep-Alive");

   conn.setRequestProperty("Content-Type", "multipart/form-data;boundary="+boundary);

   dos = new DataOutputStream( conn.getOutputStream() );

   dos.writeBytes(twoHyphens + boundary + lineEnd);
   dos.writeBytes("Content-Disposition: form-data; name=\"uploadedfile\";filename=\"" + exsistingFileName +"\"" + lineEnd);

   System.out.println("Headers are written");

   // create a buffer of maximum size

   bytesAvailable = fileInputStream.available();
   bufferSize = Math.min(bytesAvailable, maxBufferSize);
   buffer = new byte[bufferSize];

   // read file and write it into form...

   bytesRead = fileInputStream.read(buffer, 0, bufferSize);

   while (bytesRead > 0)
    dos.write(buffer, 0, bufferSize);
    bytesAvailable = fileInputStream.available();
    bufferSize = Math.min(bytesAvailable, maxBufferSize);
    bytesRead = fileInputStream.read(buffer, 0, bufferSize);

   // send multipart form data necesssary after file data...

   dos.writeBytes(twoHyphens + boundary + twoHyphens + lineEnd);

   // close streams
   System.out.println("File is written");

  catch (MalformedURLException ex)

  catch (IOException ioe)

  //------------------ read the SERVER RESPONSE

  try {
        inStream = new DataInputStream ( conn.getInputStream() );
        String str;
        while (( str = inStream.readLine()) != null)
            //the str contains the server response   
         System.out.println("Server Response"+str);
  catch (IOException ioex){


If the file is sucessfully uploaded the response will be

The file test.mp3 has been uploaded.

otherwise the response will be

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

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