Simple file upload feature in my website won't work, (405 Not Allowed)

I have a droplet and a website in /var/www/html/


<!DOCTYPE html> <html lang=“en”> <head> <meta charset=“UTF-8”> <title>PHP File Upload</title> </head> <body> <form action=“fileUploadScript.php” method=“post” enctype=“multipart/form-data”> Upload a File: <input type=“file” name=“the_file” id=“fileToUpload”> <input type=“submit” name=“submit” value=“Start Upload”> </form> </body> </html>

and fileUploadScript.php:

<?php $currentDirectory = getcwd(); $uploadDirectory = “/uploads/”;

$errors = []; // Store errors here

$fileExtensionsAllowed = ['ttf']; // These will be the only file extensions allowed 

$fileName = $_FILES['the_file']['name'];
$fileSize = $_FILES['the_file']['size'];
$fileTmpName  = $_FILES['the_file']['tmp_name'];
$fileType = $_FILES['the_file']['type'];
$fileExtension = strtolower(end(explode('.',$fileName)));

$uploadPath = $currentDirectory . $uploadDirectory . basename($fileName); 

if (isset($_POST['submit'])) {

  if (! in_array($fileExtension,$fileExtensionsAllowed)) {
    $errors[] = "This file extension is not allowed. Please upload a .ttf file";

  if ($fileSize > 16000000) {
    $errors[] = "File exceeds maximum size (16MB)";

  if (empty($errors)) {
    $didUpload = move_uploaded_file($fileTmpName, $uploadPath);

    if ($didUpload) {
      echo "The file " . basename($fileName) . " has been uploaded";
    } else {
      echo "An error occurred. Please contact the administrator.";
  } else {
    foreach ($errors as $error) {
      echo $error . "These are the errors" . "\n";



so when someone visits my website he can upload a file on my webserver (droplet) but and error appears “405 Not Allowed nginx/1.18.0 (Ubuntu)”. How can I fix this???

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Hi @bubblyceruleansnorkler,

The 405 Method Not Allowed error occurs when the web server is configured in a way that does not allow you to perform a specific action for a particular URL. It’s an HTTP response status code that indicates that the request method is known by the server but is not supported by the target resource

Can you please provide us with the Nginx configuration you are using as you’ll need to configure this there?