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saeleyjnr
I've been trying to install a phpbb forum on my site.

I've followed online guides and some found on the phpbb site.. and none seem to work, or rather i might have done something wrong.

I downloaded, extracted and uploaded (filezilla) to my site.

I'm supposed to then run install.php, which i've tried, but i always get this screen:





What have i done wrong?
SpellcasterDX
Oh wait, I see your problem. You're not supposed to run install.php through DirectAdmin, because, it doesn't parse php. You're supposed to go to yoursite.frih.net/install.php or wherever your fourms are going to be. I think it'd be

www.theradiodept.frih.net/phpBB2/install.php

And by the way you have 2 //'s, so that may be part of the problem. Wink
saeleyjnr
SpellcasterDX wrote:
Oh wait, I see your problem. You're not supposed to run install.php through DirectAdmin, because, it doesn't parse php. You're supposed to go to yoursite.frih.net/install.php or wherever your fourms are going to be. I think it'd be

www.theradiodept.frih.net/phpBB2/install.php

And by the way you have 2 //'s, so that may be part of the problem. Wink



one question.. what is "Your Database Name"?
I'm trying to fill in the form, but not sure what to put in that bit


ahh awesome stuff.
I had uploaded to the ftp, which for some reason didnt work.
But uploading with the frontpage extension did the trick.

excellence.
mathiaus
My rather detailed (if I don't say so myself Razz ) installation tutorial, should answer all your questions.
It sounds like your at step 25 though you need to do step 21-24 Wink
GameFreak
saeleyjnr wrote:
SpellcasterDX wrote:
Oh wait, I see your problem. You're not supposed to run install.php through DirectAdmin, because, it doesn't parse php. You're supposed to go to yoursite.frih.net/install.php or wherever your fourms are going to be. I think it'd be

www.theradiodept.frih.net/phpBB2/install.php

And by the way you have 2 //'s, so that may be part of the problem. Wink



one question.. what is "Your Database Name"?
I'm trying to fill in the form, but not sure what to put in that bit


ahh awesome stuff.
I had uploaded to the ftp, which for some reason didnt work.
But uploading with the frontpage extension did the trick.

excellence.


For PHPBB to work, you need a MySQL database. So, create one in DirectAdmin or PHPMyAdmin. Whatever name you chose for that database is what should be filled out for the "Your Database Name" field.

I hope this helps you.
shoes22
I'm in expert in PHPBB, just PM me and I can walk you through the setup step by step, or even install it for you. Wink
saeleyjnr
I installed my forum to the path:
.frih.net/forum/phpBB2/

is it possible to now get rid of the /phpBB2/ bit of the path.

people have already began posting on the site...
mathiaus
Transfer all the files to your forum directory. You may need to change some setting in the config though like cookie path etc. All user data & posts though are held in the database so the location of the files used to extract this info doesn't matter.
aningbo
hmmm thats a lot of work to transfer the files. all the problesm seem to have been sorted out. lolz. i'm a little late.

gud luck with it bro. btw, there are lots of mods at their site or phpbbhacks.com
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