# What is Chevereto?
Chevereto is a self-hosted multi-user, full-featured image sharing solution.
Chevereto on its core provides an image sharing solution that you can configure to use it in many different context. It has many applications, including:
- Image sharing service
- Showcase galleries
- Asset image storage
- Image-based sharing communities
The point of Chevereto is that it handles very large image collections and is optimized for network usage. Chevereto has been designed to provide cheap massive image sharing and many websites (opens new window) showoff that.
Chevereto began in 2007 as a self-hosted alternative to ImageShack. It started as one-click image hosting service and here we are.