The following are requirements for your server or web hosting:
- PHP 5.6.4 (7.0 recommended)
- MariaDB 10.0 or above, or MySQL 5.1 (5.6 or above recommended)
- 1 processor core
- 1GB RAM
- 100MB hard disk space (SSD recommended)
Additional hard disk space is required for the storage of your photos. As well as the original image, a number of thumbnails will be stored, so allow for twice the file size of each photo when calculating how much storage you need.
Alternatively, you can connect OpenStack-compatible services to Blue Twilight to store your photos in “the cloud.” This is what I do on my own site – photos.andysh.uk. I use Memset‘s Memstore cloud storage service to hold my image files.
The following PHP modules are required (these are fairly standard and should be enabled on most web hosting packages):
- MySQL (PDO MySQL)
- XML (dom and simplexml)