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1. Requirements

Everything you need is a web-server with PHP 5.5 or later and a MySQL-Database.

The following PHP extensions must be activated:

session, exif, mbstring, gd, mysqli, json, zip

To use Lychee without restrictions, we recommend to increase the values of the following properties in php.ini:

max_execution_time = 200
post_max_size = 100M
upload_max_size = 100M
upload_max_filesize = 20M
memory_limit = 256M

You might also take a look at Issue #106 if you are using nginx or in the FAQ if you are using CGI or FastCGI.

2. Download

The easiest way to download Lychee is with git:

git clone

You can also use the direct download.

3. Permissions

Change the permissions of uploads/, data/ and all their subfolders. Sufficient read/write privileges are required.

chmod -R 777 uploads/ data/

4. Finish

Open Lychee in your browser and follow the given steps. If you have trouble, take a look at the FAQ.