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#1 2020-06-26 00:35:25

notakash
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2020-06-26
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What is server address

Hello/Hi/Greetings,

I'm completely new to Piwigo. I need it on my phone but don't understand what the server address is. I have set it up by self hosting on my linux desktop. I'm not at all familiar with it so really need some help kicking off.

Piwigo version: Latest
PHP version: 7.2.24
MySQL version:
Piwigo URL: http:// I don't know mine

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#2 2020-06-26 07:12:31

executive
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2017-08-16
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Re: What is server address

can you tell us a bit more about what you would like to accomplish please?

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Web_hosting_service

Last edited by executive (2020-06-26 07:12:44)

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#3 2020-06-26 07:44:05

notakash
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2020-06-26
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Re: What is server address

Hi,
Thanks for responding.
I have recently started to switch to privacy friendly services. Piwigo has been widely recommended as such an alternative for Google Photos. That is how I intend to use it. I'm guessing the web platform is primarily meant for professionals to display their work but that is not how I mean to use it as of now. Simply an app to keep my pictures in my phone locally and away from google.

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#4 2020-06-26 12:46:14

erAck
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2015-09-06
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Re: What is server address

Then Piwigo is not for you. The Piwigo gallery runs on your own or a hosting provider's web server and stores photos there. The smartphone app just uploads photos from your phone to the server gallery.

What you probably want is some photo organizing software locally on your smartphone like A Photo Manager or Simple Gallery Pro. (the F-Droid repository is an alternative to the Google Play Store for Free and Open Source Software).


Running Piwigo at https://erack.net/gallery/

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#5 2020-06-26 20:19:42

executive
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Re: What is server address

With Piwigo installed on your home Linux machine, your photos would be available ONLY on your home network.

To make your photos available everywhere on the internet, you would need to get a web host (see the wiki link I posted before).
It's actually not that expensive, and very rewarding. I do recommend self hosting.  It does require a new set of computer skills, though, so you need to be adventurous and ready to learn.

That being said, Piwigo isn't EXACTLY a Google Photos replacement. It is more of a display gallery for showing off your photos on the web. It will not automatically sync photos from your phone (yet), for example.

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#6 2020-06-27 07:03:01

notakash
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2020-06-26
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Re: What is server address

Oh alright. Thank you so much for the help tho.

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#7 2020-10-12 17:49:45

steveintj
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2020-10-12
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Re: What is server address

Similar with a twist.........
I heard that Piwigo was a good alternative to Google, so I paid for a year and have been accessing it on the web.  Then a few days ago I loaded the Piwigo app on my phone, and it asked for a 'server address'.  I have no idea what to put there.  Do I understand correctly from one response to another question, that Piwigo is not suitable for me???  I hate to think now of removing all my my photos!

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#8 2020-10-12 21:17:26

executive
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Re: What is server address

The Piwigo app should work for you. You should contact customer support though:
https://piwigo.com/contact

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#9 2020-10-18 12:38:47

steveintj
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Re: What is server address

I reached out to support, but NO reply. 
Thinking that there is no solution for me?
What is the next best online photo management system that is secure and private?

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#10 2020-10-18 13:21:48

erAck
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2015-09-06
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Re: What is server address

The server address should be the URL to your gallery, so if on piwigo.com then something like

Code:

https://YOURGALLERY.piwigo.com/

Running Piwigo at https://erack.net/gallery/

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#11 2020-10-18 16:03:14

steveintj
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2020-10-12
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Re: What is server address

Thank you, that worked :-)

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