Pixelpost Installation Tutorial
How to Install Pixelpost
In this tutorial we will show you how to install Pixelpost.
PixelPost has several requirements for its hosting environment, all of which are met on all SiteGround servers:
- PHP version above 4.3.0;
- MySQL version newer than 3.23.58 for the script database;
- GD Library - a popular image processing library that will allow PixelPost to resize your images, create thumbnails and other image editing actions;
- File Uploads - the script requires your host to allow you to upload files through an application;
- EXIF - this binary will allow PixelPost to show information about the camera you have used to take the shot;
To install Pixelpost on your hosting account, follow the steps below:
Step 1. Create a MySQL database and add a new user to it. This can be done easily with cPanel by following the MySQL database tutorial.
In case you are not using cPanel you can refer to the MySQL manual on creating databases and adding users to it.
Step 2. Create a folder called upload on your computer.
Step 3. Go to the Pixelpost download page. Download the .zip file with the latest version to the upload folder and extract it there.
Step 4. Upload all content from upload to the directory on the server where PixelPost will be installed. SiteGround recommends using FTP for this purpose and the FTP tutorial will guide you through the necessary steps.
Step 5. Browse to the /admin/install.php file in your Pixelpost directory. For example, if you have uploaded the files in your public_html folder, you will have to browse to http://yourdomainname.com/admin/index.php.
Step 6. Follow the instructions in the video below to complete the installation process: