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phTagr runs on free web hoster!

January 9th, 2010 Comments off

I was just curious if phtagr runs fine on a free web hoster. And yes – it does and does a great job! This entry shows how you can setup your own photo web gallery – totally for free!

I chose the free hoster megabyet.net which comes with

  • Spam and ads free
  • 1,6 GB free storage
  • PHP
  • MySql database

… so all I need for running the gallery.

I signup at http://megabyet.com/signup.php for the free account, entered my new domain (of cause I choose the name phtagr), entered my name, email, and address. Then a captcha – success, I am human. After a few seconds I received an confirmation email with my new web space, username, password for the cPanel, and FTP.

Signup for a free web space at megabyet.net

So login to cPanel  for creating a mysql database – called phtagr, which becomes phtagrme_phtagr.

cPanel of megabyet.net

Successfull creation of a MySQL database

Successfull creation of a MySQL database

In the meanwhile I downloaded the latest phtagr source (r505) and extracted it locally. After doing that I was uploading it via FTP (FileZilla) the provided www directory of my new webspace.

Upload phtagr via FTP with FileZilla

Upload phtagr via FTP with FileZilla

Now its time to setup the new gallery! I opend the setup page of http://phtagr.megabyet.net/setup and followed the instructions. Everything worked fine. The connection to the database and the admin user creation had no problems.

Setup welcome screen

Setup welcome screen

Setup of database connection

Setup of database connection

Setup of admin account

Setup of admin account

I skipped these optional step

I skipped these optional step

As test images I used the screenshots which I did so far. I zipped them, uploaded the zip archive and imported the files after successful upload. Now it was time for some tagging.

Successful upload and extraction of the zip archive

Successful upload and extraction of the zip archive

Some tagging within the photo explorer

Some tagging within the photo explorer

The home page of phtagr

The startup page of phtagr

I wanted also to geo tag some images so I created a new google maps key (you need a google account for it) for the gallery URL http://phtagr.megabyet.net. The key was entered in the System -> Commands and now I was able to geo tag, too!

Entering the new key for google maps

Entering the new key for google maps

Geotagging with google maps

Geotagging with google maps

And as last test I did a WebDAV connection with cadaver to http://phtagr.megabyet.net/webdav. That worked, too!

WebDAV connection to gallery

WebDAV connection to my gallery files

So all in all it made lots of fun seeing this great gallery running on a free web hoster. You can upload your photos, tag them – also with geo location, see your images in the build-in slideshow, add other users with there upload quota, etc.

When do you install your own phTagr?

You can see all screenshots at the demo page or some screenhost at megabyet.net.

PS: What does not worked well was an initial setup at byethost.com where the database connection was not working for some reasons. Also the sending of email did not work out of the box at megabyet.net.

Support of Comments

August 12th, 2008 Comments off

phTagr supports now user comments and visitors and users could comment on images or videos. The home side shows the recent comments and a comment RSS is also availiable via URL comments/rss, e.g. from the demo page: http://demo.phtagr.org/comments/rss. See the screenshots or try it out.

Recent Comment

Recent comments on home side

New Comment

Add a new comment (for visitors with captcha)

New Comment (for users)

Add a new comment (for users)

Visitors (anonymous users) have to enter a captcha which should prevent spam entries. The captcha is realized due the great Kcaptcha project.
The image owner will receive a notification email on new comments:
Dear admin

A new comment of image PICT7375.JPG was submitted.

View image: http://demo.phtagr.org/images/view/113
Delete comment: http://demo.phtagr.org/comments/delete/3

From: Jon Doe
Date: 2008-08-10 12:46:09

If you are anonymous you have to enter your name, email and a captcha to your comment.

You are notified about new comments via email if you select "Notify me on new comments".

Sincerely

Your phTagr Agent

Also other comment writers are able to receive new comment notification mails on their commented images, if they select the notification options.

Screenshots

July 16th, 2008 Comments off

Screenshots of phtagr where uploaded to the demo page and can be viewed by category screenshot. You are able to see more screenshots of older versions if you login with username demo and the password demo08. Have fun watching them.