# What is Chevereto?
Chevereto is a self-hosted multi-user, full-featured image hosting solution.
Chevereto on its core provides an image hosting service that you can configure to use it in different contexts. It has many applications, including:
- Image host/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 image hosting and sharing at large scale.
Chevereto began in 2007 as a self-hosted alternative to ImageShack. It started as one-click image hosting service and here we are.