Skip to content doesn’t allow file uploads using php

I’m doing some work for a client using the MODx CMS. I will be writing more about that cool framework later, but I wanted to let the world know that hosting does not allow file upload via php scripts.

It doesn’t matter what your php.ini file says, the hosting environment doesn’t allow it. I was so astonished by an email telling me this that I called their customer service. Very politely, the fellow on the other end of the line repeated the prohibition. I asked “So, if I need file uploads, the only way to get them is to leave XO.” He was pretty uncomfortable, but said that was the case.

I guess has spoiled me. I simply can’t believe that a modern hosting service wouldn’t allow that kind of fundamental functionality.

Am I off base here? Do most hosting providers prohibit this functionality? Did I just not talk to the correct folks at XO?

[tags]php, file upload,[/tags]