PhotoPost Classifieds is written in highly optimized PHP
code and uses a lightning fast MySQL database backend. |
For our optional classified ad photos feature (which supports image
uploads and auto thumbnails), PhotoPost Classifieds uses
either ImageMagick or the GD Graphics Library to
resize uploaded classified ad photos and create thumbnails. Chances are, your web host already
either ImageMagick or GD installed on your server, so be sure to
check with them if you don't know if you have one or both installed.
You don't need ImageMagick or GD if you do not wish to allow classified ad photos.
PhotoPost Classifieds includes a full featured
built-in user registration system. Although PhotoPost Classifieds works
completely on its own with all functionality included (including comment
posting), it also works with vBulletin, phpBB 2.0, and UBB
Threads v5 and v6, to keep your users from having to register twice.
Note that no forum software is required.
Requirements for PhotoPost Classifieds Without Classified Ad Photos
Requirements for PhotoPost Classifieds With Classified Ad Photos
ImageMagick or GD, PHP, and MySQL can be obtained at no cost, and they are so common that they are probably already installed on your web
Testing Your Web Server for Compatibility
To find your version of PHP, MySQL, GD (if present), and whether or not
you have safe mode OFF, download this small phpinfo.zip test file,
unzip it, and place the phpinfo.php file on your server, then run it from
your web browser.
When you run phpinfo.php in your browser, a long page of configuration
info will appear. Your version of PHP will appear at the top of the
Scroll down to the Configuration / PHP Core section and find the safe_mode
variable. It will look like the following:
If it is "on", ask your host if they will disable it for you, or consider
switching to a host that will (safe_mode prevents scripts from writing
files to disk, hence uploads are not possible).
Next, see if you already have a version of the GD Graphics Library
installed. Scroll down until you see a section titled "gd":
PhotoPost Classifieds can work with GD 1.x.x (which is common), although thumbnail
images look much better with GD 2.x.x or ImageMagick. If you don't have
GD1 or GD2 installed, ask your host if they have ImageMagick installed on
your server (or if they will install it for you). If you need to install
ImageMagick, we have a detailed install
guide that works with virtual servers (root access not required), and
we offer an installation
service that includes the installation of ImageMagick and
Finally, scroll down to the section titled "mysql" to find your version of
Please see our Support Section
for installation details!