Simple php ftp download file script example

// define some variables
$local_file = '<save-file-as>';
$server_file = '<server-file-name>';
// set up basic connection
$conn_id = ftp_connect($ftp_server);
// login with username and password
$login_result = ftp_login($conn_id, $ftp_user_name, $ftp_user_pass);
/* uncomment if you need to change directories
if (ftp_chdir($conn_id, "<directory>")) {
    echo "Current directory is now: " . ftp_pwd($conn_id) . "\n";
} else { 
    echo "Couldn't change directory\n";
// try to download $server_file and save to $local_file
if (ftp_get($conn_id, $local_file, $server_file, FTP_BINARY)) {
    echo "Successfully written to $local_file\n";
} else {
    echo "There was a problem\n";
// close the connection

4 thoughts on “Simple php ftp download file script example”

  1. I am having a problem with my down;load script for my new site. I have tried using it on a friends website but got an error. Script works fine on EasyPHP development but not on site. I think I am writing wrong directory, would love to email it to you with all the problems, thanks


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