Laravel 11 File Upload Example Tutorial

By Hardik Savani April 16, 2024 Category : Laravel

In this post, I will share with you how to file upload in laravel 11 application.

In this tutorial, we will create two routes: one for the GET method to render forms and another for the POST method to upload file code. We created a simple form with a file input. So, you have to simply select a file and then it will upload in the "uploads" directory of the public folder.

So, you have to simply follow the steps below and get the file upload in Laravel 11 application.

laravel 11 file upload

Step for Laravel 11 File Upload Example

  • Step 1: Install Laravel 11
  • Step 2: Create Controller
  • Step 3: Create Routes
  • Step 4: Create Blade File
  • Run Laravel App

Step 1: Install Laravel 11

This step is not required; however, if you have not created the Laravel app, then you may go ahead and execute the below command:

composer create-project laravel/laravel example-app

Step 2: Create Controller

In this step, we will create a new `FileController`. In this file, we will add two methods: `index()` and `store()` to render views and handle file storage logic.

Let's create the `FileController` by following this command:

php artisan make:controller FileController

Next, let's update the following code to the Controller file.


namespace App\Http\Controllers;
use Illuminate\Http\Request;
use Illuminate\View\View;
use Illuminate\Http\RedirectResponse;
class FileController extends Controller
     * Display a listing of the resource.
     * @return \Illuminate\Http\Response
    public function index(): View
        return view('fileUpload');
     * Display a listing of the resource.
     * @return \Illuminate\Http\Response
    public function store(Request $request): RedirectResponse
            'file' => 'required|mimes:pdf,xlx,csv|max:2048',
        $fileName = time().'.'.$request->file->extension();  
        $request->file->move(public_path('uploads'), $fileName);
            Write Code Here for
            Store $fileName name in DATABASE from HERE 
        return back()->with('success', 'File uploaded successfully!')
                     ->with('file', $fileName);

Store File in Storage Folder

$request->file->storeAs('uploads', $fileName);
// storage/app/uploads/file.png

Store File in Public Folder

$request->file->move(public_path('uploads'), $fileName);
// public/uploads/file.png

Store File in S3

$request->file->storeAs('uploads', $fileName, 's3');

Step 3: Create Routes

Furthermore, open `routes/web.php` file and add the routes to manage GET and POST requests for rendering views and storing file logic.


use Illuminate\Support\Facades\Route;
use App\Http\Controllers\FileController;
Route::get('file-upload', [FileController::class, 'index']);
Route::post('file-upload', [FileController::class, 'store'])->name('');

Step 4: Create Blade File

At the last step, we need to create a `fileUpload.blade.php` file. In this file, we will create a form with a file input button. So, copy below and paste it into that file.


<!DOCTYPE html>
    <title>Laravel 11 File Upload Example -</title>
    <link href="" rel="stylesheet" crossorigin="anonymous">
    <link rel="stylesheet" href="" />
<div class="container">
    <div class="card mt-5">
        <h3 class="card-header p-3"><i class="fa fa-star"></i> Laravel 11 File Upload Example -</h3>
        <div class="card-body">
                <div class="alert alert-success" role="alert"> 
                    {{ $value }}
            <form action="{{ route('') }}" method="POST" enctype="multipart/form-data">
                <div class="mb-3">
                    <label class="form-label" for="inputFile">File:</label>
                        class="form-control @error('file') is-invalid @enderror">
                        <span class="text-danger">{{ $message }}</span>
                <div class="mb-3">
                    <button type="submit" class="btn btn-success"><i class="fa fa-save"></i> Upload</button>

Run Laravel App:

All the required steps have been done, now you have to type the given below command and hit enter to run the Laravel app:

php artisan serve

Now, Go to your web browser, type the given URL and view the app output:



laravel 11 file upload output

I hope it can help you...