How to Install Coppermine

Coppermine Photo Gallery is a specialized CMS for creating and managing photo galleries in the Internet. It has been translated into dozens of languages. Powered by PHP/MySQL, Coppermine is open-source and freeware.

It is not a rocket science to get Coppermine inside your platform. Just follow the instruction.

Create an Environment

1. Log in to the platform. If you don’t have an account and don’t know how to get it, please, use our Getting Started document.

2. Click the Create environment button which can be seen in the upper left corner of your platform dashboard.

create environment

3. Choose the PHP tab and pick up the Apache and MySQL nodes there. State the cloudlets limits for the chosen servers and name your environment (for example, coppermine). Now click the Create button.

environment wizard

4. Your environment has appeared in your platform dashboard with both Apache and MySQL.

environment for Coppermine created

Upload the Application

1. Go to the official Coppermine web-site and download its .zip archive by clicking the Download button.

Coppermine download

2. Go back to the platform dashboard. Open the Upload archive frame via the Deployment Manager and choose .zip archive you have just downloaded. Now click the Upload button.

upload Coppermine

3. Once the package is in the platform, deploy it to the environment you have just created by clicking the Deploy to icon and then Deploy button.

deploy Coppermine

Database Configuration

1. Open the phpMyAdmin panel for your database. You can reach it via the Access URL you’ve got in the email about MySQL node adding right after your environment has been created.

database credentials

Or click Open in Browser button for MySQL server in the platform dashboard.

open database in browser

2. In the mentioned above email you can also find the Login and the Password. Use them for logging into the phpMyAdmin panel.

database log in

3. Go to the Users tab and press Add user link. Create a new user (e.g. coppermine) with an option Create database with same name and grant all privileges ticked. Click the Go button.

create dedicated database and user

Install Coppermine

1. Switch back to your platform dashboard and click the Open in Browser button for Apache in your environment.

open Apache in browser

2. Click the here link to get the classical installation view.

Coppermine clasic installation

3. In the opened window specify a Username, Password and Email for your administrator user.

Then fill in the following fields:

  • MySQL Host (insert the link to your database without http://)
  • MySQL Username and Database name (the one you’ve created during database configuring)
  • MySQL Password (the one you’ve entered for the created DB user)

Coppermine database connection

Click Let’s Go!

4. Read the provided information and click Let’s continue! button.

Coppermine installation completed

That’s all! For now your Coppermine is ready to work right in your platform. Congratulations!

Coppermine gallery

What’s next?