uguu is a simple file uploading and sharing platform.
- One click uploading, no registration required
- A minimal, modern web interface
- Drag & drop supported
- Upload API with multiple response choices
- Supports ShareX and other screenshot tools
See the real world example at uguu.se.
Original development environment is Nginx + PHP7.3 + SQLite, but is confirmed to work with Apache 2.4 and newer PHP versions.
For the purposes of this guide, we won't cover setting up Nginx, PHP, SQLite, Node, or NPM. So we'll just assume you already have them all running well.
First you must get a copy of the uguu code. To do so, clone this git repo. You will need to recursively clone the repo to get the required PHP submodule, and the optional user panel submodule.
git clone --recursive https://github.com/nokonoko/uguu
If you don't want either of the submodules run the following command,
git clone https://github.com/nokonoko/uguu
Assuming you already have Node and NPM working, compilation is easy. If you would like any additional submodules, or to exclude the default PHP submodule, use the
Run the following commands to do so.
cd uguu/ make make install
make install DESTDIR=/desired/path/for/site
After this, the uguu site is now compressed and set up inside
dist/, or, if specified,
Front-end related settings, such as the name of the site, and maximum allowable
file size, are found in
dist.json. Changes made here will
only take effect after rebuilding the site pages. This may be done by running
make from the root of the site directory.
Back-end related settings, such as database configuration, and path for uploaded files, are found in
static/php/includes/settings.inc.php. Changes made here take effect immediately.
If you intend to allow uploading files larger than 2 MB, you may also need to
increase POST size limits in
php.ini and webserver configuration. For PHP,
post_max_size values. The configuration
option for nginx webserver is
Edit checkdb.sh and checkfiles.sh to the proper paths then add them to your crontab:
0,30 * * * * bash /path/to/checkfiles.sh 0,30 * * * * bash /path/to/checkdb.sh
These scripts check if DB entries and files are older then 24 hours and if they are deletes them.
Example nginx configs can be found in confs/.
Using SQLite as DB engine
We need to create the SQLite database before it may be used by uguu. Fortunately, this is incredibly simple.
First create a directory for the database, e.g.
Then, create a new SQLite database from the schema, e.g.
sqlite3 /var/db/uguu/uguu.sq3 -init /home/uguu/sqlite_schema.sql.
Then, finally, ensure the permissions are correct, e.g.
chown nginx:nginx /var/db/uguu chmod 0750 /var/db/uguu chmod 0640 /var/db/uguu/uguu.sq3
php/includes/settings.inc.php to indicate this is the database engine you would like to use. Make the changes outlined below
define('UGUU_DB_CONN', '[stuff]'); ---> define('UGUU_DB_CONN', 'sqlite:/var/db/uguu/uguu.sq3'); define('UGUU_DB_USER', '[stuff]'); ---> define('UGUU_DB_USER', null); define('UGUU_DB_PASS', '[stuff]'); ---> define('UGUU_DB_PASS', null);
NOTE: The directory where the SQLite database is stored, must be writable by the web server user
If you are running Apache and want to compress your output when serving files,
add to your
Remember to enable
filter_module modules in your Apache
Uguu is based off Pomf.
Uguu is free software, and is released under the terms of the Expat license. See