Save Files to MySQL using PHP

We have seen file upload using PHP in previous tutorials PHP file upload but in this tutorial we will see how to save files to MySQL database using PHP.

You may be wonder why you would need to save file content into database rather than just into the file system. In situations where PHP application needs to put entire file then the preferred method would be to put the file into server’s file system and save the file path into the database.

However in situations, where an application needs to save the entire file content into database along with other data. In such cases you have to put the file content into MySQL’s BLOB data type field.

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