How To SFTP With PHP

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I'm interested in trying to get SFTP working with the following PHP method: ftp_ssl_connect(host,port,timeout);

I notice that on W3CSchools ( there is the following note:

Note: This function is only available if both the ftp module and the OpenSSL support is built statically into PHP.

I am left with the question as to how to "build statically" both the "ftp module" and "OpenSSL support" into PHP. I have googled around and there seems to be very sparse information on this subject.

When I currently try to run the code from W3CSchools with legitimate credentials, I constantly get "false" returned. I can successfully SFTP in with the same credentials and port I am using with PHP, so that isn't the problem.

I realize there is another similar question on StackOverflow; however, that question does not even mention nor give an explanation as to how to use the PHP function ftp_ssl_connect() and I would still like to know how to use it and when to use it.



SFTP (not to be confused with FTPS) is a tool provided by the OpenSSH suite (and other implementations) to securely transfer files over an SSH connection. It is in no way related to FTP or FTPS, which is what the function you're using is for.

You are probably looking for and the other related functions.