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Photo or image hosting is a popular use for standard web hosting and there are an increasing number of excellent web applications that facilitate the sharing and manipulation of your images, with people all over the world.
Weycrest Hosting includes the popular image hosting web applications, Gallery and Coppermine, which not only allows you to host these image, but order them into albums, and manipulate them, resize or crop them "on the fly." Most of these can be easily installed without any knowledge of php, cgi or any programming language of any kind, via our online control panels.
Gallery & Coppermine Supported
Gallery and Coppermine are both web-based applications, which apart from a standard web browser require no special software to be installed on your home or office PC. They are designed to help you manage your picture albums on your own website. You can create user accounts, password protect and restrict access to various albums if neccessary. Within these applications you can upload and manage your own photographs and albums on your website. For your online Gallery and Coppermine based website, Weycrest will provide a reliable, and secure hosting solution.
An example Gallery site can be found here.
Ideal for Picture Hosting, and simple to use Coppermine and Gallery are included with all our Linux Hosting Plans
Gallery2 and Wordpress Integration
Its possible to combine your online albums with blogging. WPG2 is a Wordpress Plug-in that allows you to embed Gallery2 within the sidebar of the popular Wordpress blog engine. This allows you to share photos, videos and any other Gallery2 content seamlessly into both the Wordpress Sidebar and Blog entries. Stable versions are WPG2 is 2.0 for Wordpress 2.0, released on March 27, 2006 and WPG2 2.13 for Wordpress 2.1/2.2 Released in 22nd of May, 2007.
Flikr and Wordpress Integration
An alternative to integrating Gallery2 and Wordpress are the Wordpress Plugins "FAlbum" and "Flickr." These are Wordpress plugins that allow you to display the photos and photosets, hosted on your Flikr account, into the Wordpress Blog, hosted on your Weycrest web space, and make use of the Flikr API. Information on FAlbum plugin can be found at randombyte.net and on the Flikr Wordpress Plugin at BloggingPro.
GD Library Hosting
Weycrest Web Hosting, includes GD which is an open source code library for the dynamic creation of images by web programmers. GD creates PNG, JPEG and GIF images, among other formats. GD is commonly used to generate charts, graphics, thumbnails, and most anything else, on the fly. More information of GD can be found at libgd.org
ImageMagick is a software suite used to create, edit, and compose bitmap images. It is able to read, convert and write images in a variety of formats (over 100) including DPX, EXR, GIF, JPEG, JPEG-2000, PDF, PhotoCD, PNG, Postscript, SVG, and TIFF. Use ImageMagick to translate, flip, mirror, rotate, scale, shear and transform images, adjust image colors, apply various special effects, or draw text, lines, polygons, ellipses and Bézier curves. Both Coppermine and Gallery2 make use of the ImageMagick suite of tools and as such is installed on all Weycrest Linux Servers.
Netpbm is another toolkit for manipulation of graphic images, including conversion of images between a variety of different formats. There are over 300 separate tools in the package including converters for about 100 graphics formats. Examples of the sort of image manipulation that can be carried out are, shrinking an image by 10%, cutting the top half off of an image, making a mirror image and creating a sequence of images that fade from one image to another. Both Coppermine and Gallery2 make use of the Netpbm libraries and as such is installed as standard on all Weycrest Linux Servers.
Gallery2 includes the following features:
- Register and use your own unique domain name
- One click install of Gallery and Coppermine
- Plenty of POP's mail accounts for friends and family
- Automatic Photo thumbnail creation
- Image resizing, rotation, ordering, captioning
- Album Search facilities and more.
- Albums can have read, write and caption permissions per
- Choice of style and themes
- Integrates with popular content systems such as PHPNuke
- No FTP client required. Just browse, upload and go!
- Create Individual Accounts for authenticated user's
- NetPBM, ImageMagick and GD support
All our hosting plans offer a huge amount of webspace to publish a very comprehensive site. Keep in touch when you are on the move with Webmail support which comes as standard on all web hosting plans.
Weycrest, originally established 1999 to offer fast, friendly web hosting services for bloggers, developers, photographers, bands, clubs, artists and other creative types. We also offer business, corporate and ecommerce hosting and strive to offer a rapid and personal support service that larger internet providers simply can't provide.
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