Code Quality Rank: L4
Programming language: PHP
Tags: File Sharing and Synchronization     Distributed filesystems     Single-click/drag-n-drop upload    
Latest version: v1.2.3

uPste alternatives and similar software solutions

Based on the "Single-click/drag-n-drop upload" category.
Alternatively, view uPste alternatives based on common mentions on social networks and blogs.

Do you think we are missing an alternative of uPste or a related project?

Add another 'Single-click/drag-n-drop upload' Software solution



Unmaintained, see FoxDev/pste for the rewrite.

Language License IRC Flattr this git repo

uPste is a file hosting application with an emphasis on serving technology communities.

It is released under the GNU Affero General Public License.

The official demo of this project is available at https://u.pste.pw.

Interested in contributing, want some help or just have some questions? Join us on irc.rizon.net in #leliana


Index Preview User Preview Uploads Preview


  • The PHP GD extension.
  • The ability to install Laravel.
  • Any database supported by Eloquent.
  • Laravel Elixir.
  • A little bit of command line experience.


We'll assume you already have a database, setting that up is beyond the scope of this readme.

git clone https://github.com/TheReverend403/uPste
cd uPste
composer install # Installs laravel, all dependencies, npm dependencies, compiles assets and generates your app key.

Open .env in the root directory of uPste and edit the settings within to suit your site. Make sure to read what each one does, and feel free to ask if you're not sure.

php artisan migrate # Creates your database schema

The next, and last part is entirely dependent you and how you want to configure your webserver, but you're basically going to want two domains (or subdomains).

There is an example nginx config in the root of this repository.
Feel free to adapt it to your server software, but you MUST keep the /uploads location intact for x-accel/x-sendfile to work if you intend to use them.

That's it, you're done! Now just navigate to your site and register.
The first user registered will be automatically enabled and made an admin, so take measures to make sure this is you.


WARNING: It is strongly recommended you check the release notes for each new version to see if there are any breaking changes that affect you.

Upgrading is easy. Just run the following commands, and make sure to check .env.example for any new config options you need to set.

cd /path/to/uPste
git pull
composer update

If you change .env values and they don't seem to be doing anything, try running composer recache to rebuild the site caches, including the config cache.

*Note that all licence references and agreements mentioned in the uPste README section above are relevant to that project's source code only.