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op999

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1and1 and Coppermine solution?
« on: December 14, 2007, 03:41:50 am »

Has anyone successfully implemented a working version of Coppermine that allows for larger image uploads? I don't want to resort to telling folks to resize their photos (in this day and age, most sites like MySpace accept large files, and anything less will confuse my site's visitors), and I don't want to upload files myself. I was thinking that, perhaps by installing Imagemagick on 1and1, i would have some luck. I don't want to change hosts unless i really really have to.

Oh, and I'm a first-timer on here, so please be easy on me ;)
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Re: 1and1 and Coppermine solution?
« Reply #1 on: December 14, 2007, 08:21:30 am »

You don't need a specific coppermine version. You need the proper resources assigned to you by your webhost, as this is only related to server-sided restrictions. For details (what server-sided restrictions have an impact on your ability to upload large files) read the sticky thread on this board "Trouble-shooting the upload process." (initial posting there). Installing ImageMagick on your own is not an option, as you can only do so if the server is yours to administer (which it isn't if you're hosted on shared webhosting @ 1&1).
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Re: 1and1 and Coppermine solution?
« Reply #2 on: December 14, 2007, 10:42:50 am »

I had a friend with similar problems with the same host. After I had a long telephone chat with the host it seems they will not relax those restrictions so your only option is to resize before upload.

Obviously, getting your users to do this is a pain if you wish to use the standard upload method. What worked for the particualar site I was helping with was to install the Jupload plugin. This automatically resizes you files before upload. No good if you have a specific need for files above the 2m limit 1&1 set, but good for pictures.
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Re: 1and1 and Coppermine solution?
« Reply #3 on: December 15, 2007, 11:59:30 am »

It's understandable that webhosts won't change the settings for you, as this is an economical question for the webhost. If they allow you to use more resources, they can place less shared hosting accounts on one physical server. The webhosting market is being subject of a fierce competition, so they can't do that. That's why the term "you get what you pay for" usually is true when it comes to webhosting: if you are ready to spend more bucks for your webhosting contract, you can afford a virtual root server or an actual dedicated server, where you are allowed to set those restrictions as you see fit, thus getting more computing power.
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