[server] $_FILES upload limits?

Phil Davis revdev at pdslabs.net
Fri Sep 16 12:29:34 EDT 2011


Thanks Martin and Andre! Appreciate the feedback.
Phil


On 9/16/11 6:56 AM, Andre Garzia wrote:
> Phil,
>
> HTTP is not the ideal transport for transferring a hundred files of 100 MB
> each. I am not a native english speaker so I might understand things wrong
> or maybe it is just morning without my matte (<-- delicious brazillian
> native beverage with a shot of lemonade). So let us assume two scenarios:
>
> *  100 files of 100 MB each. If you try to do this with a single HTTP
> request, unless it is a LAN, you will probably reach the socket timeout of
> the server or something similar. Your ideal transport for lots of large
> files is FTP, SFTP, SCP or some custom thing that breaks the files into
> edible chunks and uses a lot of requests.
>
> * 100 files totaling 100 MB (1MB per file). I would advise against doing
> this on a single HTTP request. I would loop transferring one file at a time
> or maybe 5 files at a time using HTTP. This is OK and should be fine with
> the server and the engine.
>
> Cheers
> andre
>
> On Fri, Sep 16, 2011 at 5:27 AM, Phil Davis<revdev at pdslabs.net>  wrote:
>
>> Has anyone tested the limits of the new $_FILES upload feature? Can I
>> upload 100 files at once? 100 MB at once? Just looking for another upload
>> alternative.
>>
>> Thanks -
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