I recently installed Coppermine after having problems installing Gallery due to Internal Server Errors. I thought I would recap some of what I learned as a novice in hopes of helping someone else.
ftp the folder to your directory root i.e. http:yoursite.com/
In a text editor such as Notepad type the following:
AddType php-cgi .php
Then save the file as: .htaccess
Make sure you click on the ‘any type’ in the save as file type box when saving or it will default to saving it as a text file.
Upload this file into the Coppermine folder (you can rename this if you choose)
Go to your web browser and go to: http:yoursite/Coppermine/install.php
Type in an Administrative Username and Password and your Mysql Information.
If all goes well the setup will occur automatically.
If it asks for the location of ImageMagick you can try: /usr/bin/
If that does not work use Telnet or other program and type: whereis convert
This will provide one or two paths to the convert command for ImagMagick on your server. Use the provided path absent the ‘convert’.
In other words when I type: whereis convert
I get: usr/bin/convert AND usr/share/man/man1/convert.1.gz
Use one of these paths without the convert as Coppermine will add the command.
For example: usr/bin/
Once installed don’t forget to delete the install.php file else someone could use it!
I hope that helps.