I've produced a small-scale Content management systems for any website I'm focusing on and also have a form that uploads image files for use online. It uploads the files effectively however the permissions it sets do not let the file to become seen inside a browser.

Here's my current PHP code to upload the files

$typepath = $_POST['filetype'];

$target_path = "../../images/uploads/".$typepath."/";

$target_path = $target_path . basename( $_FILES['uploadedfile']['name']); 

if(move_uploaded_file($_FILES['uploadedfile']['tmp_name'], $target_path)) {
    echo "<p>The file ".  basename( $_FILES['uploadedfile']['name']). 
    " has been uploaded</p>\n<p>To the directory:  <span style=\"font-weight:bold;\">".substr($target_path, 6)."</span></p>";
} else{
    echo "There was an error uploading the file, please try again!";
}

PHP Manaual chmod http://php.net/manual/en/function.chmod.php

chmod("/somedir/somefile", 0755);

In context

$typepath = $_POST['filetype'];

$target_path = "../../images/uploads/".$typepath."/";

$target_path = $target_path . basename( $_FILES['uploadedfile']['name']); 

if(move_uploaded_file($_FILES['uploadedfile']['tmp_name'], $target_path)) {
    chmod($target_path, 0755);
    echo "<p>The file ".  basename( $_FILES['uploadedfile']['name']). 
    " has been uploaded</p>\n<p>To the directory:  <span style=\"font-weight:bold;\">".substr($target_path, 6)."</span></p>";
} else{
    echo "There was an error uploading the file, please try again!";
}