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File Upload With Ajax

By Prosper Otemuyiwa
How to handle file uploads with

There was a time when it was not a punishable offense to click on a web page and wait several minutes for a full page reload. In fact, you could prepare a cup of coffee and still see your web page reloading when you came back. AJAX changed everything. The ability to communicate with a remote web server for a page reload revolutionized how web applications are built.

In this post, I’ll show you two ways of handling file uploads with AJAX:

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File Upload With PHP

By Prosper Otemuyiwa
How to handle file uploads with PHP

There are lots of images and videos all over the internet. A lot of applications these days demand that the user is able to manipulate files and upload to the server. Thankfully, PHP provides the functions to handle file uploads.

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Different web applications have very different requirements when images are involved. A dating website will focus its image-related attention on normalizing and delivering his user uploaded snapshots. A pinterest style service is focused on retrieving external images from around the web and fitting them to its cool layout. An eCommerce website is focused on the effective delivery of the many product thumbnails it depicts.
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Where do you host all of your website's assets - still on your own web servers? 
 
In modern websites, images alone contribute to more than 50% of a website’s load time, and recent studies show that even a 1 second delay in a page's load speed can result in more than 5% loss in conversion. The impact of correctly delivering your website's images to your viewers is staggering. Luckily, Cloudinary offers a simple way to offload your website's images to the cloud, automatically transform them according to your needs and deliver them optimized through a fast CDN employing industry best practices.
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