Laravel 9 File Upload Tutorial Example

By Hardik Savani November 5, 2023 Category : Laravel


I am going to explain you example of laravel 9 file upload example. we will help you to give example of file upload in laravel 9. Here you will learn laravel 9 upload file to database. step by step explain how to upload and display file in laravel 9.

In this tutorial, we will create two routes one for get method to render forms and another for post method to upload file code. we created a simple form with 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 bellow steps and get the file upload in laravel 9 application.

Step 1: Install Laravel 9

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 method index() and store() for render view and store file logic.

Let's create FileController by following command:

php artisan make:controller FileController

next, let's update the following code to Controller File.



namespace App\Http\Controllers;

use Illuminate\Http\Request;

class FileController extends Controller



* Display a listing of the resource.


* @return \Illuminate\Http\Response


public function index()


return view('fileUpload');



* Display a listing of the resource.


* @return \Illuminate\Http\Response


public function store(Request $request)



'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','You have successfully upload file.')

->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 and Add Routes

Furthermore, open routes/web.php file and add the routes to manage GET and POST requests for render view and store file logic.



use Illuminate\Support\Facades\Route;

use App\Http\Controllers\FileController;



| Web Routes



| Here is where you can register web routes for your application. These

| routes are loaded by the RouteServiceProvider within a group which

| contains the "web" middleware group. Now create something great!



Route::get('file-upload', [FileController::class, 'index']);

Route::post('file-upload', [FileController::class, 'store'])->name('');

Step 4: Create Blade File

At last step we need to create fileUpload.blade.php file and in this file we will create form with file input button. So copy bellow and put on that file.


<!DOCTYPE html>



<title>Laravel 9 File Upload Example -</title>

<link href="" rel="stylesheet">



<div class="container">

<div class="panel panel-primary">

<div class="panel-heading">

<h2>Laravel 9 File Upload Example -</h2>


<div class="panel-body">

@if ($message = Session::get('success'))

<div class="alert alert-success alert-block">

<strong>{{ $message }}</strong>



<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">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:



I hope it can help you...