Quicksand Image Hoster
A image hosting script by Teele
Quicksand is a PHP hosting script for images.
Why should I use Quicksand?
Quicksand has a different philosophy than other image hosters. The aim is not to provide your images for a long time. Instead it focuses on one key aspect: temporary sharing.
Every now and then you might face the problem that you need to send an image to many friends. Quicksand can support you in situations like limited traffic, slow connection and missing possibility to transfer images directly.
Quicksand is simple, open source and provides you with features like:
- Auto expiration within a certain time.
- Urls that are hard to guess to increase privacy.
- Optional short urls that can be written down easily.
- Deletion of your uploads (cookie based).
- Multiple upload with gallery creation.
It is coded in PHP.
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Why should I host Quicksand?
Provide like 20 MB of space and give everyone the possibility to share images. You can modify the script to fit your needs. Please see the license provided with the source.
What do I need to host it?
A webspace with PHP >= 5.0.0 and SQLite extension. Remember to place the database and image file directory so that is inaccessible to others.
Do not forget to alter the legal notice depending on your local law.
Can you give me a list of things which might be interesting?
- Everyone can host it. The script shows a link to display its own source. And the license is cool.
- Quicksand consists of only one file. You have to upload only one PHP file. It will create a SQLite database file and a folder for the uploaded images by itself.
- No user related data is saved. Quicksand saves the image and its upload time. Furthermore cookies are used to provide the user with a list of his uploads.
- You can host several Quicksand instances in one directory. As long as you define a different database file and storage folder.
- You can change the frontend easily. Quicksand itself does not output any HTML or text, so it is easy to customize the output.
Why is it called Quicksand?
When you throw something into quicksand it won't disappear immediately. Instead you can watch it sink until it is torn into endless darkness, never to be seen again.
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