How to install phpBB

How to install phpBB on your website

Step 1: Download the Latest Version of phpBB

1. Go to http://www.phpbb.com and click on the Downloads link
2. Download the latest full installation of phpBB to your Desktop (do not extract the zip file)

Step 2: Uploading phpBB to your Website

1. Go to http://panel.ihostnetworks.com
2. Login with your domain name and password
3. Press the Open Website Control Panel icon under Services (make sure popups are enabled in your browser)
4. In the control panel, press the File Manager icon
5. Press the httpdocs folder (do not select the httpsdocs folder)
6. Press Add New File
7. Select Upload File
8. Press the Browse button
9. Navigate to your desktop and select the phpBB installation zip file, press Open
10. Checkmark "Upload archive and extract it"
11. Press OK

Step 3: Assigning Permissions

1. While you are still logged into the Website Control Panel, press the Home link
2. Press the Web Directories icon
3. Checkmark the phpbb3 folder, press the Lock icon to the right of it
4. On the left, select the Plesk IIS (User_username)
5. On the right, checkmark Read and Write access under Allow
6. Press OK

Step 4: Creating the MySQL Database and User

1. While you are still logged into the Website Control Panel, press the Home link
2. Press the Databases icon
3. Press Add New Database
4. For database name, type in "phpbb" (without the quotes), press OK
5. Press Add New Database User
6. Enter a database username and password (usually your hosting account username and password), press OK

Step 5: Run the phpBB Installation File

1. Go to http://www.yourdomain.com/phpbb3/install/index.php

Note: You will need to substitute "yourdomain.com" with the name of your website name.

2. Proceed through the wizard.  When prompted enter the following information:

Database Type: MySQL
Database server hostname or DSN: localhost
Database server port: (leave blank)
Database name: phpbb
Database user: (enter your database username from Step 4 instruction 6)
Database password: (enter your database username from Step 4 instruction 6)

3. Press Proceed to Next Step, and continue through the wizard

When the installation is complete, you should be able to see your forum at http://www.yourdomain.com/phpbb3/.
Note: You will need to substitute "yourdomain.com" with the name of your website name.

For more information, please visit:
http://www.phpbb.com/support/documentation/3.0/quickstart/quick_installation.php 

 

 

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