Laravel File Upload Tutorial

Today we are going to talk about Laravel file upload. In Laravel, we can easily upload files. Just follow these simple steps:

Note: This article may help you: Laravel Multiple Image Upload with DropzoneJS.

Table of Contents

  1. Create a Controller
  2. Create a View
  3. Define Routes
  4. Test File Uploader

Step 1 : Create a Controller

Open CMD and go to your Laravel project directory. Let’s create a controller by typing this command:

php artisan make:controller FileUploadController

Open FileUploadController.php from app/Http/Controllers and paste this code:


namespace App\Http\Controllers;

use Illuminate\Http\Request;

class FileUploadController extends Controller
    public function index()
        return view('upload_file');

    public function fileStore(Request $request)
        if ($request->hasFile('file')) {

            $file = $request->file('file');

            // file name
            echo 'File Name: ' . $file->getClientOriginalName();
            echo '
'; // size echo 'File Size: ' . $file->getSize(); echo '
'; // extension echo 'File Extension: ' . $file->getClientOriginalExtension(); echo '
'; // mime type echo 'File Mime Type: ' . $file->getMimeType(); echo '
'; // move uploaded file to public/uploads folder $destinationPath = 'uploads'; $file->move($destinationPath, $file->getClientOriginalName()); echo 'Upload Successful.'; } else { echo 'Please select a file.'; } } }

Step 2 : Create a View

Navigate to resource >> views folder and make a file named “upload_file.blade.php“. Now open the file and paste this code:


    <div class="container">
        <div class="row justify-content-center">
            <div class="col-md-8">
                <div class="card">
                    <div class="card-header">File Uploader</div>

                    <div class="card-body">
                        <form method="POST" action="{{ route('file-store') }}" enctype="multipart/form-data">

                            <div class="form-group row">
                                <div class="col-md-12">
                                    <div class="input-group">
                                        <div class="custom-file">
                                            <input type="file" class="custom-file-input" name="file">
                                            <label class="custom-file-label">Choose file</label>

                            <div class="form-group row mb-0">
                                <div class="col-md-12">
                                    <button type="submit" class="btn btn-primary">Upload

We are almost done. Just need to define routes.

Step 3 : Define Routes

Open routes >> web.php and add these two lines:

Route::get('upload', 'FileUploadController@index');
Route::post('store', 'FileUploadController@fileStore')->name("file-store");

Step 4 : Test File Uploader

Now visit http://localhost:8000/upload from a browser to test the file uploader.

Select a file and click “Upload” button. Now go to public/uploads folder to see the uploaded file. Here’s my result:

I hope, now you can easily upload file in Laravel. ?