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Hosting Your Own Free Sexy Photo Gallery

11.04.2008

By sexy I mean good-looking but I knew using the words “free”, “sexy”, and “photo” in a post title would be worth at least 50 Google bonus points, so I couldn’t pass it up.  Here’s the premise of my post:

1) I have my own web server (which supports PHP).

2) I’m too cheap to purchase good photo gallery software.

3) I’m too cheap to pay for photo-hosting services like Google Picasa or Flickr.

4) I want my photo gallery to be sexy (smooth, clean, silently loads upcoming photos, doesn’t have to load a new page for each photo, etc.).

5) I want my photo gallery to be able to support categories/events.

6) I want to be able to host hundreds of photos.

5) I want my photo gallery to be as hassle-free as possible.

So, after looking at my options, I found they were much more limited than I had hoped.  Don’t get me wrong–there were a lot of options, just not a lot of good ones.  In the end, I found a solution that seems to appease me for the time being.  Here’s the end result for all you instant-satisfaction-seekers: http://hardyhacienda.com/photos/

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