Piwigo is a popular open-source photo gallery software. In this article, I will show you how to install Piwigo on a Vultr server based on the One-Click LEMP application.
- Deploy a One-Click LEMP Vultr app.
- Login to the app VPS over SSH as root (otherwise you may use
Step one: Create a database
Display the MySQL root password on your terminal.
Use the root password to log into the MySQL console.
mysql -u root -p
Create and configure a database in MySQL with the following commands. Remember to replace the database name
piwigo, the user name
myusername, and the password
mypassword with your own ones.
create database piwigo; create user 'myusername'@'localhost' identified by 'mypassword'; grant all privileges on piwigo.* to 'myusername'@'localhost' identified by 'mypassword' with grant option; flush privileges; exit;
Step two: Download the Piwigo NetInstall script
Piwigo can be installed with a single NetInstall script or a full archive package. As a matter of convenience, we will use the former.
First, you need to delete the default files that were created by Vultr.
cd /usr/share/nginx/html/ rm -f background.jpg index.php logo.png
Visit the Piwigo offical website from your browser, click the button
Download NetInstall to download the script named
piwigo-netinstall.php to your local machine. Then, upload it to the directory
/usr/share/nginx/html/ on your Vultr VPS with your SCP client of choice.
Step three: Configure and install Piwigo from your browser
Before the installation, you need to add write permissions to the directory
/usr/share/nginx/html/, or you will encounter a permission error.
chmod -R a+w /usr/share/nginx/html/
http://[SERVER_IP]/piwigo-netinstall.php in your browser. Substitute the
[SERVER_IP] with the IP address of your VPS. Follow the on-screen instructions to configure Piwigo.
On the page of “Welcome to NetInstall”, you can choose the language and install destination.
For this article, we will choose to install Piwigo in the root directory. Delete “piwigo” from the textbox. Alternatively, you could specify another destination.
Click the button “Retrieve and unzip Piwigo”.
On the page of “Congratulations!”, click “Install Piwigo now”.
On the page of “Configurations”, you need to input parameters as specified below.
Pick a language as you wish.
Host: localhost User: myusername Password: mypassword Database name: piwigo Database table prefix: piwigo_
Remember to replace the database user
myusername, the database password
mypassword, the database name
piwigo, and the database table prefix
piwigo_ with your own ones. Do not modify the “Host” field.
Specify administrator’s username, password and email address.
Click “Start installation”.
On the page of “Congratulations!”, click “Visit the gallery”.
You may see a warning message.
Warning: strftime(): It is not safe to rely on the system's timezone settings.
To fix the warning, you need to modify the
Locate the following line.
Assuming that your VPS has been deployed at “Los Angeles, California”, you need to update the line as follows.
date.timezone = America/Los_Angeles
If your VPS will be deployed at another location, you can find the appropriate value from
Save and quit vi.
To put these changes into effect, you need to restart the web server:
service nginx restart && service php-fpm restart
That’s it. You have installed Piwigo onto your Vultr VPS. Visit
http://[SERVER_IP]/ to start to use it.
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