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PHP ftp_connect() Function

❮ PHP FTP Reference


Connect, login, and close an FTP connection:

// connect and login to FTP server
$ftp_server = "ftp.example.com";
$ftp_conn = ftp_connect($ftp_server) or die("Could not connect to $ftp_server");
$login = ftp_login($ftp_conn, $ftp_username, $ftp_userpass);

// then do something...

// close connection

Definition and Usage

The ftp_connect() function opens an FTP connection to the specified host.

When the connection is open, you can run FTP functions against the server.


ftp_connect(host, port, timeout);

Parameter Values

Parameter Description
host Required. Specifies the FTP server to connect to. Can be a domain address or an IP address. This parameter should not be prefixed with "ftp://" or have any trailing slashes
port Optional. Specifies the port of the FTP server. Default is port 21
timeout Optional. Specifies the timeout for all subsequent network operations. Default is 90 seconds

Technical Details

Return Value: An FTP stream on success or FALSE on error
PHP Version: 4+
PHP Changelog: The timeout parameter was added in PHP 4.2.0

❮ PHP FTP Reference