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Create Image Server on Linux Ubuntu 23.04

Here I am using Vultr Cloud Compute with the cheapest option that has 25GB Storage. Credits to this tutorial I found in the fivem forum

Creating Sudo User

If we are using the root user, first we can create a sudo user so we don't use the root user. I will be following this tutorial.

adduser admin

Follow the prompts, the user information is optional. Next use this command

usermod -aG sudo admin

This will give sudo permission for the admin user. Then we can exit root user and login into the new user account.

Installing Docker

This one will be according to docker official documentation on ubuntu installation. First we should remove any possible conflicts while installing.

for pkg in docker.io docker-doc docker-compose docker-compose-v2 podman-docker containerd runc; do sudo apt-get remove $pkg; done

Then run these accordingly

# Add Docker's official GPG key:
sudo apt-get update
sudo apt-get install ca-certificates curl
sudo install -m 0755 -d /etc/apt/keyrings
sudo curl -fsSL https://download.docker.com/linux/ubuntu/gpg -o /etc/apt/keyrings/docker.asc
sudo chmod a+r /etc/apt/keyrings/docker.asc

# Add the repository to Apt sources:
echo \
"deb [arch=$(dpkg --print-architecture) signed-by=/etc/apt/keyrings/docker.asc] https://download.docker.com/linux/ubuntu \
$(. /etc/os-release && echo "$VERSION_CODENAME") stable" | \
sudo tee /etc/apt/sources.list.d/docker.list > /dev/null
sudo apt-get update

Install

sudo apt-get install docker-ce docker-ce-cli containerd.io docker-buildx-plugin docker-compose-plugin

You now have downloaded & installed the docker successfully

Running the image server

Run this command

sudo docker run -d --restart always -e MAX_UPLOADS_PER_MINUTE="250" -e MAX_UPLOADS_PER_HOUR="1000" -e MAX_UPLOADS_PER_DAY="5000" -v /home/admin/screenshots:/images -p 5000:5000 hauxir/imgpush:latest

And you are good to go!

Testing to upload in FiveM

Make a simple client script in your client side and you can use this snippet to test.

RegisterCommand('screenshot', function()
local server = 'http://THE.IPADDRESS.OFYOUR.IMAGESERVER:5000'

exports['screenshot-basic']:requestScreenshotUpload(server, 'file',
{ encoding = 'png', quality = 0.5 },
function(data)
local image = json.decode(data)
print(data)
local link = ('%s/%s'):format(server,image.filename)
TriggerEvent('chat:addMessage', { template = '<img src="{0}" style="width: 50%; height: 43%;" />', args = {link} })
end)
end)