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I don’t really know a simple way to do it.
Uploading files to your server brings with it a TON of security risks. When I wrote my own, I used the built in
file() method with some caveats. I split the file name up + added in a random hash to each after I moved it from the default upload directory. I do this because a) they won’t know the name of the file after it’s uploaded on my server, b) it’s above their root access deeper in the file structure.
In order to download the files, I simply accessed the database for the real file name, bundled it up and renamed it to its original and then passed it back to the user.
I remember reading some tutorials:
Neither of these gave the full picture though… That took a lot of work. Best case is to get a basic version up and running and let us know if you have any difficulties so we have specifics.