In order to use FTP functions with your PHP configuration, you should add the --enable-ftp option when installing PHP.

The Windows version of PHP 5 has built-in support for this extension. You do not need to load any additional extensions in order to use these functions.

As of PHP 7.0.0 on Windows this extension is always built as shared extension and as such has to be enabled in php.ini.

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i_djon at hotmail dot com
6 days ago
For some reason folks downvoted the previous entry for this, BUT... indeed, as of PHP 7, to enable this on Windows you have to add the line:


to your php.ini to resolve PHP errors that tell you PHP FTP functions are not defined; the line isn't in there (where, many things are and are just commented out).
jacob at power9 dot pw
3 months ago
On linux, one would enable ftp on their php7 server by uncommenting or adding the line "" in their php.ini file (likely at /etc/php/php.ini, unless the user moved it).
julian_de_vries at gmx dot de
1 year ago
If you are using PHP 7 under Windows you have to enable ftp in php.ini with extension=php_ftp.dll.
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