actually if you want your files to be published on the world wide web yes, you have to put them on the "public_html" folder, I'm sure it's written somewhere on your host's documetation
Thank you so much for responding. Through trial and error, I stumbled on the solution: I needed to put the php file in the "public_html" folder. I don't know if this is a typical set-up. I really have no idea what I'm doing. Now I have the default piwigo page up. I'm going to scout around for other templates. Then I guess I'll post a link on my homepage... I'm a helpless newbie!!!! Thanks!
what's your host ?
do you have PHP on it ?
I have tried both the net and manual install, but keep getting the same 404 not found message. I created a "photo" folder with all the unzipped files and also put the piwigo-netinstall.php on the root directory. When I attempt to navigate to either, I get the 404 error. I am using FileZilla. Thanks for any help you can offer.