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PhotoPost Software Requirements
PhotoPost is written in highly optimized PHP code and uses a lightning fast MySQL database backend. PhotoPost uses either ImageMagick or the GD Graphics Library to resize uploaded images and create thumbnails. Chances are, your web host already has either ImageMagick or GD installed on your server, so be sure to check with them if you're not sure if one is installed.

We provide a complete installation service.

The current version of PhotoPost Pro includes a full featured built-in user registration system. Although PhotoPost Pro 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 is required for uploads or photo comments.

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 server:

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 test file, unzip it, FTP the phpinfo.php file to your web 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 page:

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 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 PhotoPost.

Finally, scroll down to the section titled "mysql" to find your version of MySQL:

Please see our Support Section for installation details!

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If you want to install PhotoPost yourself, see the PhotoPost PHP Install Guide.

Or, let us take care of installation of PhotoPost on your website for $99, which includes installation of ImageMagick if you need it. Our installation service is guaranteed as long as your server meets the requirements listed here.

"For myself PhotoPost allows me to utilize all of my usergroup permissions within VBulletin 3.5.4. With the functionality that they offer, you can easily integrate this into any site using VBulletin with an easy installation and great support, PhotoPost has my vote for best gallery on VBulletin."
Kavin M.
"Everything from the purchase and delivery to the software installation went smoothly and flawlessly. What else is there to say?"