Cubet Board, alternative to pinterest for your own server

As I’m trying to cover all the popular online services such as Deezer, Instagram, etc… with self hosted alternatives, such as Subsonic for Deezer and OwnStagram for Instagram (and many more), I had to find an alternative to Pinterest, this recent service allowing you to “pin” all the things to save, becoming a kind of visual bookmark for all the good stuff you found online.

One of the alternative I found is called Cubet Board.

Cubet Board is an open source, self hosted, pin based social photo sharing service, allowing users to create and manage all their pictures collections.

cubetboard screenshot

To better suit users, the collections can be managed into different categories based on their tastes and they ca re-pin the images they liked from others collections, to their own personal or public collections.
A good plus is the facebook and twitter authentication.You can go there for a demo.


Cubet Board requires PHP 5.2+ and MySQL 5.5. If you don’t have these, pease follow this tutorial.

1) Clone the git repository under your /var/www folder

cd /var/www
git clone

(If you don’t have git installed, apt-get install git should do the trick)2) Ensure the folder is writable by web server user (www-data)

chown -R www-data:www-data /var/www/cubetboard

3) Simply follow the web based installer

You will have to go to http://YourIP/cubetboard to have access to the web based installer

cubetboard installationYou will need to set:

– Base URL (What will be the URL of your instance)

– MySQL database info (Host, user, pass, db name)

– Create admin account

Cubet board installation finished

4) Delete the installation folder

rm -R /var/www/cubetboard/install/

And you should now be good to go!

However note that the latest commit on their git repository is from October 2013.


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