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                  4images Installation

  System Requirements:
  - A webserver or web hosting account (Linux/Apache recommended).
  - PHP version 4.0.5 or higher (we recommend to use always the latest stable version).
    To ensure that 4images is functioning properly, "safe_mode" should be disabled
    ("safe_mode = off" in your php.ini).
  - MySQL version 3.23 or higher (we recommend MySQL version 3.23.33)

  - In order to make thumbnails and reduced size images you need PHP compiled with
    the support for the GD library (http://www.boutell.com/gd) or the ImageMagick
    "convert" utility (http://www.imagemagick.org) or NetPBM (http://netpbm.sourceforge.net).

  (For updating from earlier versions see Update.english.txt)

  1. Decompress the .zip archive to a local directory on your system and FTP all
     the files it contains (being sure to retain the directory structure) to your host.
     Once all the files have been uploaded to your site you should point your browser
     at this location.

  2. Now, the Install-Screen comes up. Fill out the required fields and press
     "Start Installation".

  3. The installation script will create and populate all the necessary tables in
     your database and some basics settings.

  4. The Install-Script will then attempt to write to the config.php file which will
     contain the basic configuration data . If the installer cannot write config.php
     directly you will be given the option of downloading the file. You should then
     re-upload the file to your server, overwriting the existing config.php in the

  5. Set permissions for the following directories:

     chmod 777 (drwxrwxrwx) : data
     chmod 777 (drwxrwxrwx) : data/database
     chmod 777 (drwxrwxrwx) : data/media
     chmod 777 (drwxrwxrwx) : data/thumbnails
     chmod 777 (drwxrwxrwx) : data/tmp_media
     chmod 777 (drwxrwxrwx) : data/tmp_thumbnails
     chmod 777 (drwxrwxrwx) : templates
     chmod 777 (drwxrwxrwx) : templates/default
     chmod 777 (drwxrwxrwx) : templates/default/media
     chmod 777 (drwxrwxrwx) : templates/default_960px
     chmod 777 (drwxrwxrwx) : templates/default_960px/media
     chmod 777 (drwxrwxrwx) : templates/default_full
     chmod 777 (drwxrwxrwx) : templates/default_full/media          

     Set permissions for the following files:

     chmod 666 (-rw-rw-rw-) : all files in the directory "templates/default"
     chmod 666 (-rw-rw-rw-) : all files in the directory "templates/default/media"
     chmod 666 (-rw-rw-rw-) : all files in the directory "templates/default_960px"
     chmod 666 (-rw-rw-rw-) : all files in the directory "templates/default_960px/media"
     chmod 666 (-rw-rw-rw-) : all files in the directory "templates/default_full"
     chmod 666 (-rw-rw-rw-) : all files in the directory "templates/default_full/media"          

     You can do this with FTP programs such as CuteFTP or WS_FTP.

  6. You must ensure you remove "install.php" and any "update_*_to_*.php" files.
     Additionally you may delete all files in "data/database/default" and
     the "docs" directory if you wish.

  7. At this point your basic installation is complete. Please be sure to check the
     General Configuration details and make any required changes in your Control Panel.

  8. Since version 1.7.1, 4images has an internal caching system.
     Please read docs/Cache.english.txt for further informations.
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