Frequently asked Questions

1. What is PHPmotion?
PHPmotion is free software that allows users to send videos, audio, and other media for free. It allows you to create and manage the site that you can use for sharing pictures, music, or video.

2. Can I use plugins and themes of my choice?
Yes. PHPmotion allows you to use any themes and plugins that you want. You can choose the theme that gives you the most appropriate look. It all depends on your preference. PHPmotion hosting plans are compatible with all themes and plugins. PHP is template-based. Any user can plug-in their content and images and make changes to the design elements.

3. What hosting plan do I need when using PHPmotion?
You can use any hosting plan that you want except Unlimited Shared Hosting. However, thee area few Shared Hosting plans that work. You should compare your options and find one that offers you free installation, strong guarantees, and affordable prices.

4. What are the requirements for installing PHPmotion?
Before you start installing PHPmotion, ensure that your hosting account or server meets the following conditions. You must have a Linux/Unix server. It must be capable of running background processes, have MySQL database server, GD Library or higher, PHP of at least 4.3 (including support of CLI), Mencorder and Mplayer, LAME MP3 encoder, CI-BIN, and Libogg+ libvorbis. For your PHP settings, turn the safe mode off, the enable-dl option on, and the open-basedir at no value. The upload-max-file-size should be at 100mm, max-execution-time at 1500, and session.gc-maxlifetime at 14000.

5. How can I fix the ‘Failed to find flength file’ error?
The error is likely to appear while you try to upload a video or an image through the siteadmin area. If the values of your custom are not right, you may experience the issues. You can resolve it by setting the following values; Session.gc-maxlifetime 14400, Upload-max-filesize 100m, Post-max-size 100m, Max-input-time 1000, Max-execution-time 1000, Output-buffering on, and Enable-dl on. The .htaccess should have secFilterEngine Off and SecFilterScanPOST off. Setting the right values may help to resolve the problem.

6. Why are my videos not showing?
If your videos are not showing, your folder uploads may not have permission ‘777.’ You may also check your PHPmotion log file to find out the cause of the problem. Once you find out what the error is, take the appropriate action. If the problem persists, or you are unable to solve it on your own, reach out to us and we will be glad to help you.

7. How can I access the PHPmotion admin panel?
You can access the admin panel by going to

8. What is the maximum size of a video I can upload?
You can upload any audio or video that does not exceed 200MB. An attempt to upload larger videos results to an error.

9. What are the correct paths to ffmpeg?
It is important to ensure that you have the correct paths in your admin panel. They are as follows.
ffmpeg: /usr/local/bin/ffmpeg
PHP: /usr/local/bin/php
FLVtool2: /usr/local/bin/flvtool2/