Upload Files to Rackspace Cloud Files CDN

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  1. Step 1: Download the Files
  2. Step 2: Create the Upload File Form
  3. Step 3: Edit the Create Action in the Controller

Step 1: Download the Files

The first thing that you will need to do is download and unzip the Rackspace php Cloudfiles folder onto your server. I installed it on MYDOMAIN.com/protected/lib .

The location of the folder: https://github.com/rackspace/php-cloudfiles/tree

Step 2: Create the Upload File Form

This step has already been detailed in previous tutorials itself. You can view a good one here.

http://www.yiiframework.com/wiki/2/how-to-upload-a-file-using-a-model/

Step 3: Edit the Create Action in the Controller

You will need to insert the following into the create action after

if (isset($_POST['Model'])){ // Where Model = your model
        if($model->save()){
// include the API
require(Yii::app()->getBasePath().'/PATH/TO/cloudfiles.php');
 
// cloud info
$username = ""; // username
$key = ""; // api key
 
// Connect to Rackspace
$auth = new CF_Authentication($username, $key);
$auth->authenticate();
$conn = new CF_Connection($auth);
 
// Get the container we want to use
$container = $conn->get_container('ContainerName');
 
// store file information
$model->file=CUploadedFile::getInstance($model,'file'); // file = name you put in model
$filename = $model->file->getName();
 
// upload file to Rackspace
$object = $container->create_object($filename);
$object->load_from_filename($localfile);

Remove If You Don't Need to Upload to Own Server:

$model->file->saveAs($target_path);

A few Notes:

  • You'll need to add your rackspace username and key
  • You'll need to insert your container name
  • You'll need to modify your view files to grab uploaded items from correct location (i.e img src)
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