PhotoStore Documentation


Dashboard > Widgets > Site & Server Health

This widget will display about your server and site setup.

Database Product Version Check: This will show the current database version vs the current store file versions. These should match, if they do not match you will need to either upgrade the database (run the upgrade.php file on your site) or update your store files to the database version.

PHP Version: Nothing you have to do here, this just shows you the current version of PHP your server is using. PhotoStore requires PHP 5.2+, so if you have an older version than that and you see this area in red, please contact your hosting to have them switch you to PHP 5.2 or greater.

MySQL Version: Nothing you have to do here, this just shows you the current version of MySQL your server is using.

Server Load: Anything over 1 is considered a high load on Linux servers (1 = 100%). If your server is showing a high load there is nothing you can do for the most part. It is just there as a reference to let you know if there is a high load or not. Like for example if your store seems to be moving slow you can log into your manager and check the load. If the load is high then that is most likely the cause. You can contact your hosting to see if they can help in decreasing the load. Just because the load is high doesn't mean it is coming from your site / store. It can be any other site on that server or some processes the server is currently running. If you are using a server that blocks access to current load status on the server or are on Windows OS then you will not see anything listed here. If it is blank you can just ignore it and understand that your server doesn't allow access to it.

Server Uptime: This is the amount of time the server has been up since the last time it was offline (rebooted).

GD Library: This just shows if GD is installed or not. GD is required for photostore to operate. If this shows that no GD is installed then contact your hosting to have it installed.

PHP Settings: The next few areas are all PHP settings, and they can vary differently from server to server. You can pretty much ignore these as they are more there for troubleshooting than anything else.

Directories: The last area will show a list of assets directories and if they are writable or not. Every directory listed here should be writable (most servers require 777 chmod on them). If you have any directories listed in red and not writable then you will need to log in via FTP and set the permission on that direcory to 777.