Download File in PHP

Today, i have got new issue while downloading document in IE browser. Below is the message i got when i try to download a file in IE from https.

Internet Explorer cannot download file from server. Internet Explorer was not able to open this Internet site. The requested site is either unavailable or cannot be….

I spent more times to figure out the issue and even i changed the settings in IE but no use, still having the same issue. Its working fine in FF and other browsers.

At last i found the issue its because of PHP headers which i used in my code. I searched google and found this code which support in all browsers.


function downloadFile( $fullPath ){

// Must be fresh start
if( headers_sent() )
die(‘Headers Sent’);

// Required for some browsers
if(ini_get(‘zlib.output_compression’))
ini_set(‘zlib.output_compression’, ‘Off’);

// File Exists?
if( file_exists($fullPath) ){

// Parse Info / Get Extension
$fsize = filesize($fullPath);
$path_parts = pathinfo($fullPath);
$ext = strtolower($path_parts[“extension”]);

// Determine Content Type
switch ($ext) {
case “pdf”: $ctype=”application/pdf”; break;
case “exe”: $ctype=”application/octet-stream”; break;
case “zip”: $ctype=”application/zip”; break;
case “doc”: $ctype=”application/msword”; break;
case “xls”: $ctype=”application/vnd.ms-excel”; break;
case “ppt”: $ctype=”application/vnd.ms-powerpoint”; break;
case “gif”: $ctype=”image/gif”; break;
case “png”: $ctype=”image/png”; break;
case “jpeg”:
case “jpg”: $ctype=”image/jpg”; break;
default: $ctype=”application/force-download”;
}

header(“Pragma: public”); // required
header(“Expires: 0”);
header(“Cache-Control: must-revalidate, post-check=0, pre-check=0”);
header(“Cache-Control: private”,false); // required for certain browsers
header(“Content-Type: $ctype”);
header(“Content-Disposition: attachment; filename=\””.basename($fullPath).”\”;” );
header(“Content-Transfer-Encoding: binary”);
header(“Content-Length: “.$fsize);
ob_clean();
flush();
readfile( $fullPath );

} else
die(‘File Not Found’);

}

Hope this will be useful for those having similar problems.

Source: php.net

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