Chevereto-Free allows you to create a full-featured image hosting website on your own server. It’s your hosting and your rules, say goodbye to closures and restrictions.

This is the Chevereto-Free DigitalOcean Marketplace application, it provides Chevereto-Free ready to be one-click installed.

Software Included

Package Version License
Chevereto-Free latest AGPL-3.0-only
PHP 7.4 PHP v3.01
Apache HTTP Server 2.4 Apache 2
Certbot 0.39.0 Apache 2
MySQL 8.0.21 GPL 2 with modifications

Creating an App using the Control Panel

Click the Deploy to DigitalOcean button to create a Droplet based on this 1-Click App. If you aren’t logged in, this link will prompt you to log in with your DigitalOcean account.

Deploy to DO

Creating an App using the API

In addition to creating a Droplet from the Chevereto-Free 1-Click App using the control panel, you can also use the DigitalOcean API. As an example, to create a 4GB Chevereto-Free Droplet in the SFO2 region, you can use the following curl command. You need to either save your API access token) to an environment variable or substitute it in the command below.

curl -X POST -H 'Content-Type: application/json' \
         -H 'Authorization: Bearer '$TOKEN'' -d \
        '{"name":"choose_a_name","region":"sfo2","size":"s-2vcpu-4gb","image": "chevereto-cheveretofree"}' \

Getting Started After Deploying Chevereto-Free

In addition to the package installation, this one-click deploy also

  • Enables the UFW firewall to allow only SSH (port 22, rate limited), HTTP (port 80), and HTTPS (port 443) access.
  • Sets the MySQL root password.
  • Sets up the debian-sys-maint user in MySQL so the system’s init scripts for MySQL will work without requiring the MySQL root user password.

Chevereto-Free Server Details

Your Chevereto-Free website will be accessible at:


This is an Apache HTTP server based provisioning. PHP runs with mod_php using mpm_prefork. You can run Chevereto-Free under any configuration, check our documentation for more information.


The database credentials are at /etc/apache2/envvars. Root mysql password is at /root/.mysql_password.


  1. Provide HTTPS.
certbot --apache -d -d
  1. Disable non-HTTPS access.
ufw delete allow 80/tcp
  1. Secure MySQL.


Chevereto-Free can update itself, simply open http://your_droplet_public_ipv4/dashboard and click “check for updates” button.