I'm having trouble using PHP to SFTP upload files to a remote server. When I use cURL, I'm getting the error described here:
SFTP from PHP - undefined constant CURLOPT_PROTOCOLS and CURLPROTO_SFTP?
I also tried phpseclib as suggested in:
SFTP from within PHP
But when i try phpseclib, i get these errors:
Warning: require_once(Math/BigInteger.php) [function.require-once]: failed to open stream: No such file or directory in /home/john/public_html/test/Net/SSH2.php on line 53 Fatal error: require_once() [function.require]: Failed opening required 'Math/BigInteger.php' (include_path='.:/usr/share/php:/usr/share/pear') in /home/john/public_html/test/Net/SSH2.php on line 53
I then tried using system commands in php like so, but nothing happened:
<?php echo system('sftp firstname.lastname@example.org'); echo system('password'); echo system('put file.csv'); ?>
I also tried
<?php $connection = ssh2_connect('shell.example.com', 22); ssh2_auth_password($connection, 'username', 'password'); ssh2_scp_send($connection, '/local/filename', '/remote/filename', 0644); ?>
but my php server says ss2_connect is not defined.
I tried to do the following from terminal
scp file.csv email@example.com password
But the server does not allow scp command. I do not have shell access to create ssh keys.
All i can do right now is sftp from terminal and manually upload. But I really want to automate this so a PHP website can do all this.
There aren't many tutorials on how to SFTP upload from PHP. Is it because it's a bad thing to do? If so, what should I be doing? The server I want to upload to only allows sftp connections.
Per that, phpseclib's root directory needs to be in your include_path. From that page:
You should really familiarize yourself with this kind of include technique - it's pretty standard for PEAR libraries and Zend ones.