Your app requires a properly configured Google Cloud Storage bucket. Fortunately, each app can easily gain access to such a bucket if you do the following:

  1. Enable billing for your project, if you haven't already done so.
  2. Click Create bucket in the Storage Browser for your project.

Note you might incur costs by using a Cloud Storage bucket. Each project can have a default bucket, which includes 5GB of free storage and a free quota for I/O operations.

Useful tricks when using default buckets

When using a default bucket, you don't actually need to know your bucket name: you can use #default# and this will be replaced at runtime by the name of the default bucket.

For example, you would write to the default bucket using the normal Cloud Storage stream wrapper:

$default_bucket = CloudStorageTools::getDefaultGoogleStorageBucketName();
file_put_contents("gs://${default_bucket}/hello_default.txt", $newFileContent);


$default_bucket = CloudStorageTools::getDefaultGoogleStorageBucketName();
$fp = fopen("gs://${default_bucket}/hello_default_stream.txt", 'w');
fwrite($fp, $newFileContent);

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