by Bill Davidsen on October 12, 2015
Installing ePhotoBox on your PC is easy! The installation program will collect some information from you and provide options for you to select from. Once the installation has completed, the services for syncing, processing, and publishing your photo to the Internet will be started and you will be well on your way to sharing your photos! The setup will take less than 10 minutes of your time, and once completed you can watch as the ePhotoBox Control Panel counts the number of your photos it has processed for you.
The first step of the ePhotoBox installation is to welcome you and present itself to your as worthy of being installed. ;). The next step requires you acknowledge the ePhotoBox license agreement, which basically says anyone can use this software for free and that ePhotoBox makes not warranties or assurances about its behavior--pretty standard stuff. It's a fairly easy read, so I do encourage that you read it--perhaps at night when you are trying to get to sleep. ;)
The second step of the ePhotoBox installation asks for the location of your photos (the ones you want to publish). If you will be adding your photos later, it is perfectly fine to set the location to an empty folder; just copy your photos to this location later when you are ready.
The third step of the ePhotoBox installation prompts you for the location where you would like ePhotoBox to put the web-sized images it creates from your original photos. Be sure to select a storage area that is at least 10% the size of all your photos and that you take into account future growth. You can always move the ePhotoBox processed files to another hard drive through its control panel later, but it is best to get it right here first.
The fourth step of the ePhotoBox installation lets you choose from a couple options, but really just one since the first one is required. :) The second option is enabled by default and will install 6 sample photos in case you just want to try out ePhotoBox, but don't have any photos handy. Or, if you would like some nice shots taken by yours truly. ;)
The fifth step of the ePhotoBox installation lets you set a port number for your website. Websites by default use port 80 and it's is safe for you to keep this port unless you know you already have a website or web server running on the same computer as ePhotoBox. Only one website can use the port, or any other port for that matter. If your website fails to start after installation it will be because something else is already using your port. The port number can be changed anytime on the Services > Webhost page within the ePhotoBox Control Panel.
Once the installation has collected all the information it needs from you, the installation is ready to begin installing files and configuring them. In the event something goes wrong, the installation will rollback everything and leave your computer untouched--but, don't worry that's not going to happen. :)
At this point, ePhotoBox has been installed successfully and is already working on publishing your photos. Closing this dialog will automatically open the ePhotoBox Control Panel, unless you uncheck the Launch ePhotoBox Control Panel checkbox.
Congratulations, you have installed the best home-based Internet photo sharing application there is! Or, perhaps the only one. ;) I hope this blog has provided you with the info needed to take the leap and install ePhotoBox. What do you have to lose? Nothing, it's free and now you know it's easy too. :)
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