Minimum Requirements

  • PHP 7.2+ (with php-zip extension)

Download precompiled build

Precompiled build is created for non-developers. In this version, the frontend (html, css and javascript) is compiled for you and the source code is removed so the final archive contains only minimum files.

  • Download: latest release
  • Unzip files and upload them to your PHP server
  • Make sure your webserver can read and write to filegator/repository/ and filegator/private/ folders
  • Set the website document root to filegator/dist/ directory. This is also known as 'public' folder
  • Visit web page, if something goes wrong check filegator/private/logs/app.log
  • Login with default credentials admin/admin123
  • Change default admin's password

NOTE: For security reasons /dist is the ONLY folder you want to be exposed through the web. Everything else should be outside of your web root, this way people can’t access any of your important files through the browser.

Install on fresh Ubuntu 18.04 or Debian 10.3

On a new server (get $100 in server credits) login as root and enter this into the shell:

apt update
apt install -y wget unzip php apache2 libapache2-mod-php php-zip

cd /var/www/
unzip && rm

chown -R www-data:www-data filegator/
chmod -R 775 filegator/

echo "
<VirtualHost *:80>
    DocumentRoot /var/www/filegator/dist
" >> /etc/apache2/sites-available/filegator.conf

a2dissite 000-default.conf
a2ensite filegator.conf
systemctl restart apache2


Open your browser and go to http://your_server_ip_address

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Since version 7 is completely rewriten from scratch, there is no clear upgrade path from older versions.

If you have an older version of FileGator please backup everything and install the script again.

Upgrade instructions for non-developers:

  • Backup everythig
  • Download the latest version
  • Replace all files and folders except repository/ and private/

Which versions am I running? Look for APP_VERSION inside dist/index.php file