Advanced, user-friendly gallery script

Coppermine is a multi-purpose fully-featured and integrated web picture gallery script written in PHP. The gallery can be private, accessible to registered users only, and/or open to all visitors to your site.

Language PHP, MySQL
Price FREE (Open Source)
Installation Charge $10

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Coppermine Photo Gallery is an advanced, user-friendly, picture gallery script with built-in support for other multi-media/data files. The gallery can be private, accessible to registered users only, and/or open to all visitors to your site. Users, if permitted, can upload pictures with their web browser (thumbnail and intermediate sized images are created on the fly), rate pictures, add comments and even send e-cards. The site administrator determines which of the features listed above are accessible by registered and non-registered users. The site administrator can also manage galleries and batch process large numbers of pictures that have been uploaded onto the server by FTP.

Image files are stored in albums and albums can be grouped into categories, which in turn, can be further grouped under parent categories. The script supports multiple users and provides the administrator of the website with tools to manage which user groups can or cannot have personal albums, send ecards, or add comments. Users may also upload to public albums if the website administrator permits it. Permissions to create albums, upload and delete files are all determined by the website administrator

Step 1 - Download

You can download latest version of coppermine photo gallery script free of cost from

Step 2 - Unzip

After you downloaded the latest version of coppermine gallery source code, you need to unzip. You can use any software such as WinRAR, WinZIP, etc... to unzip the file.

Step 3 - Create MySQL Database

Coppermine photo gallery store data in MySQL database. You need to setup a MySQL database. How mysql database is created varies between servers depending on what control panel they use. Anyway you need to create a MySQL database,provide its user name and password while installing coppermine gallery. If you are using Cpanel, refer tutorial available at If you are using different control panels, refer your webhosts FAQ.

Step 4 - Uploading Files to Web Server

With your favorite ftp program, log in to your ftp-account and create a folder named "gallery" inside your web root (public_html for cpanel, httpdocs for plesk, wwwroot for HELM server) folder. Open the newly created folder "gallery". Upload all folders and files (albums, bridge and so on) from the coppermine folder to gallery (Do not rename any of these subfolders or files).

Step 5 - Setting Permissions

When everything is uploaded, chmod the following folders to 777:

chmod 777 albums
chmod 777 albums/userpics
chmod 777 albums/edit
chmod 777 include

Step 6 - Running The Install Script

After you upload all files and changed permissions, you need to call the install script located at http://YOURDOMAIN/gallery/install.php. Replace YOURDOMAIN with your domain name.

On this page you have to enter your admin login details, MySQL login details, etc...Once its finished, your coppermine gallery is ready to use.

We can install Coppermine gallery for $10

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