Coppermine FAQ (14 Articles)

Coppermine Gallery (version =< 1.4.17) security issues

There are some known security issues with Coppermine Galleries (version =< 1.4.17). You are highly advised to update to the latest stable release as soon as possible. For more information check the official Coppermine announcements. As a temporary solution, you should disable the support for any unnecessary file types such as zip, ppt and others. For this purpose log in with the admin user, go to the Config link from the top menu. There find Files and thumbnails advanced settings and remove all listed in: Allowed audio types Allowed document types Note that this solution might not work in all cases.…

Coppermine resources.

The official Coppermine website. The official Coppermine documentation. The official support forum of Coppermine. The official Coppermine extensions. SiteGround Coppermine tutorials. SiteGround free professional Coppermine templates. …

Initial Coppermine installation and configuration.

There are two ways you can install Coppermine on your account: Manually, by downloading the script to your computer and uploading the installation files and folders to your account. Automatically via the Fantastico autoinstaller. For a detailed step-by-step information on how to install it both ways, please visit our Coppermine Tutorials …

Detailed Coppermine requirements.

The minimal Coppermine server requirements are listed below: PHP 4.1 above - http://php.net MySQL 3.23.x or above - http://mysql.org IIS / Apache 1.13.19 / Apache 2 or above - http://apache.org either GD or ImageMagick (any version) SiteGround servers are fully optimized to meet all Coppermine requirements and to provide the best hosting environment for…

What is Coppermine?

Coppermine photo gallery is an advanced and, in the same time, user friendly image management script, written in PHP . It supports multiple languages and has its own language library, which will allow your users to choose their own prefered language. Coppermine photo gallery also comes with a variety of templates to choose, allowing you to customize the outlook of your gallery. You can even build your own template. Coppermine stores its images in albums, which can be grouped in categories and parent categories. The script also supports multiple users and the administrator of the gallery can determine if they are allowed to upload images (thumbnails and medium sized images are created on the fly), create albums or delete files. The administrator can also set if unregistered users can upload images to public albums, add coments or send…

How to configure Coppermine to use the server’s URL instead of my own domain name.

In order to configure Coppermine to use the server's URL please follow these steps: 1.Go to Cpanel and click on PhpMyAdmin from the Databases box. 2. Choose Coppermine's database from the top right box. 3. Open the SQL tab (look at the top navigation bar). In the text field write the following SQL query: UPDATE cpg_config SET ecards_more_pic_target = " full_server_url_to_coppermine " WHERE cpg_config . ecards_more_pic_target = " current_url "; " full_server_url_to_coppermine " - this is the full server URL to your Coppermine installation. For example it could be http://siteground185.com/~username. If the installation is placed in a subfolder, the URL should be http://siteground185.com/~username/subfolder. " current_url " - the URL the Coppermine is initially setup with. Once you are ready, click on the GO button to submit the query. If everything goes fine without errors, you should be able to access the Coppermine with the server…

My Coppermine shows that I can not upload files larger than xxxMB. What can I do?

If your Coppermine gallery tell you that you cannot upload files larger than xxMB, you should check your Coppermine settings. You can change this by following these steps: Log in to your Coppermine gallery as Administrator --> Click 'Config' --> Expand the menu for 'Files and thumbnails settings' --> At the 'Max size for uploaded files (KB)' field type how much is the maximum size of picture to upload. Notice that the size is in KB. 1MB=1024KB --> When done setting, click the 'Save new configuration' button at the…

I have uploaded some images to my Coppermine Photo Gallery but I can not see them.

If your gallery doesn't show the pictures you've uploaded, you should make sure that you've uploaded the pictures to the right folder. You should upload them to: ../COPPERMINE_FOLDER/albums/ The pictures should be there in order to be located by Coppermine. If pictures are uploaded there and Coppermine still doesn't locate them, you should check their permissions. The pictures must have at least read…

How to upgrade Coppermine Photo Gallery?

If you want to upgrade Coppermine installed from Softaculous, just follow these steps: Go to cPanel --> Softaculous --> Image Galleries --> Coppermine. Find your current installation and click on the Update icon . If there is not any 'Update' button/link, this means that the application is up to date and upgrade is not available. If you want to upgrade your Coppermine installation manually you can follow the instructions published in this detailed tutorial . Please note that manual upgrades can cause database corruptions, data loss and break your script's functionality. You should always make a backup before upgrading an…

How to reset the administrative password for Coppermine Photo Gallery?

Go to your cPanel -> MySQL Databases section . Scroll down the page till you notice the small phpMyAdmin link . Click on it. Once in the phpMyAdmin select the PHPAuction database from the drop-down menu at left. The page will refresh and the database's tables will be displayed on it. Open the SQL tab (look at the top navigation bar). In the text field write the following SQL query: UPDATE cpg_users SET user_password = MD5( ' new_password_here ' ) WHERE cpg_users . user_name = " admin_username "; " new_password_here " - replace this with the new password you wish to use. " admin_username " - replace this with the username the password should be updated for. Once you are ready, click on the GO button to submit the query. If everything goes fine without errors, you should be able to login to Coppermine with the new…

How to install Coppermine Photo Gallery on my account?

You can install Coppermine through the automatic script installation system - Softaculous . Here is the way of installing Coppermine from Softaculous: cPanel --> Softaculous --> Image Galleries --> Coppermine --> Install The other way you can install Coppermine on your web hosting account is to install it manually. If you want to perform a manual Coppermine installation and you do not know how exactly to do it, you can follow our detailed tutorial here: https://www.siteground.com/tutorials/coppermine/coppermine_general_installation.htm Of course, you can request the script to be installed on your web hosting account by our Technical Support Team. They would gladly assist you with the installation of any script/application that is compatible with your hosting account. To request the installation, log in to your  Customer Area and go to Support --> Open a Support Ticket --> Script installation…