webtrees is the web's leading on-line collaborative genealogy application. It is open source software, and costs $ zero - yes, that means totally FREE!
All you need to use it is a website with PHP and MySQL installed.
It works from standard GEDCOM files, and is therefore compatible with every major desktop application; and it aims to be efficient and effective by using the right combination of third-party tools, design techniques and open standards.
Transferring from PhpGedView
Moving all your important data and configuration settings from an existing PhpGedView ("PGV") setup to webtrees is a quick and painless process.
webtrees has an easy-to-use "wizard" to transfer most of your information, assuming your PGV install meets certain requirements.
See our WIKI page for further details and the few exceptions.
So why not give webtrees a try? There is nothing to lose and a lot to be gained!
1.5.1 and 1.4.5 released 01 Dec 2013
webtrees version 1.5.1 is now available for download. This release contains fixes for 35 reported bugs and one new feature - an online upgrade utility. If your server has the necessary permissions, this could be the last time you need to upload a new version. Many of the fixes in 1.5.1 have been backported to a new 1.4.5 release.
IMPORTANT NOTE - SECURITY VULNERABILITY
It has been discovered that webtrees versions 1.4.3 and earlier are vulnerable to a type of attack known as "cross-site request forgery". If you are logged into your own site, and you then visit a malicious website controlled by an attacker, the attacker will be able to perform certain actions on your behalf. These include: creating user accounts, uploading media, changing content, etc.
You are therefore strongly advised to upgrade as soon as possible.
IMPORTANT NOTE - SERVER REQUIREMENTS
Until now, webtrees has required PHP-5.2 or later. However, PHP-5.2 is obsolete and has not received security patches for nearly three years. It also prevents webtrees from using a number of standard PHP libraries, as these are increasingly requiring PHP-5.3. Therefore this and future versions of webtrees will also require PHP-5.3.
If your server still runs PHP-5.2, then you cannot install webtrees 1.5.1. Instead, you should install version 1.4.5. This contains the security patches plus a small number of bug fixes. I'll continue to provide security/critical fixes for the 1.4 branch.
Note that it is harmless to accidentally install webtrees-1.5.1 on a PHP-5.2 server. You'll simply get a message telling you to re-install the appropriate version.
See the wiki site for upgrade tips! (wiki.webtrees.net/en/Upgrading).
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webtrees must be installed on a web server.
This can be your own, or one of the hundreds advertised on the web. It must conform to the webtrees requirements described on this page:
If you prefer a host that specialises in webtrees, the following page lists some suppliers able to provide one for you: