Chevereto has been sponsored by hosting companies since 2015, which allowed offering a more appealing approach to self-hosted by providing software license + hosting and only charge for hosting. All this is possible because hosting companies do affiliate marketing: They pay for the customers that you bring them. The software will always need a server that’s why they put money on this.
Today, I’m introducing two changes in the hosting partnerships and what you get back for preferring those who partner with Chevereto.
The installer has been re-made (again) and now, set up your own Chevereto based image hosting website is even easier than before. This new version handles all the process and is the recommended method to install Chevereto from now on.
The installer consists of a single PHP file which checks the system integrity, license key check, database check, download, extract and fill in the installation form. You never leave the installer screen when doing the process, and at the end, you get a concise summary of the outcome.
The web installer has been completely re-made from scratch with a better user interface, server requirements check and improved error handling. It aims to offer a more friendly installation process and to detect any server issue prior purchase.
The cherry on top is that the new web installer works for both free and paid Chevereto editions and it will be used to upgrade from free to paid directly within your dashboard panel.
For nginx users, the web installer will generate rewrite rules needed for Chevereto so you only need to copy and paste these in your nginx.conf server block. For Apache, this is not needed since Chevereto already includes these in the .htaccess file.
Talking about performance, this thing is remarkable fast and in just 60 KB it contains all the stuff needed to self-download and extracts Chevereto. The process time varies depending on the machine and since most servers have fast network and hardware, it takes just a couple seconds to do everything. This is for real, on the demo server it takes about 2 seconds to install Chevereto!
The new upload plugin allows any website to easily provide image uploading via Chevereto. It installs quickly, it supports any website and it features seamless support for the most popular forum software like Discourse, XenForo, IP.Board, vBulletin, phpBB, SMF and even more.