Originally Posted by StuartDH
One of the users is having problem when uploading anything over 100kb, but almost everyone else is doing fine with up to 1MB
Its NOT only the filesize but also the timeout...
if the user has a slow connection AND the upload AND the manipulation takes longer than the php script execution timeout.. it will give similar porblems.. I have that problem when i'm on the road with my laptop and only have an ordinary telephone modem with a 33kb connect..
gives me a 1.5kb/s upload.. a 100kb file can take over a minute.. and my php execution timeout is 30 secs..
Well anyway upload from url would certainly be great
but while you are at it.. i'd have a couple of more requests in the same direction...
1. zip upload for images
.. (there are some out of the box routines in google)
2. upload by mail
(dreaming is allowed)
I read somewhere how flickr does it:
mails sent to a specific addy go into a queue.. and a php program grabs everything in that queue, does the manipulation and dumps it into the user directory and updates the database...
(but i fear that would be very custom programming as it would only work on dedicated servers and would need modifications according to every single server..)