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homer09001
can someone guide me on how to update phpbb to the newest version of 2.0.15 as when i upload the new version and run the install wizardy thingy i put it on upgrade i enter the username as homer0900_phpb1 and teh password as teh one i normaly use t access Cpanel but it says it cant connect to database


any ideas pls
Bondings
homer09001 wrote:
can someone guide me on how to update phpbb to the newest version of 2.0.15 as when i upload the new version and run the install wizardy thingy i put it on upgrade i enter the username as homer0900_phpb1 and teh password as teh one i normaly use t access Cpanel but it says it cant connect to database


any ideas pls


You should enter the username and password of your forum and not that one of cpanel. (if you have to enter it somewhere in phpBB)

By the way, isn't there an option to update it in fantastico? If you go to phpBB installs, it must be somewhere in there.
sean
if you using 2.014 ver, this page would be helpful.
manual update from 2.0.14
http://www.phpbb.com/phpBB/viewtopic.php?t=288194
BumYeu
Hi homer09001.

If you really want to use phpbb 2.0.15 why don't try to install a fresh phpbb 2.0.15. I think try to update form 2.0.13 to 2.0.15 will make you have problems.

How to do this? Frist you have to create new Database and new User. Add this User to your Database. (You can delete the old Database which you install phpbb 2.0.13 by Fantastico.) If you don't know how to do that you can ask here. I will help you ^_^

After that, you must download phpbb 2.0.15 at http://www.phpbb.com/downloads.php. Upload they to your host. And try to Install it.
BumYeu
Eh, I forgot this: If you can't connect to your Database you can change these things in your Install page:

Database Server Hostname / DNS: still use "localhost"
Domain Name: don't put "www.", just "yoursubdomain.frihost.net"

You can see this topic --> http://frihost.com/forums/viewtopic.php?t=732. Maybe it can help you.

Good luck.
homer09001
nope still getting same error here is what im entering:


Default board language: English
Database Type: MySQL 3.
Choose your installation method: Install
Database Configuration
Database Server Hostname / DSN: localhost
Your Database Name: forum
Database Username: hill
Database Password: ******
Prefix for tables in database: homer090
Admin Configuration
Admin Email Address: homer09001@gmail.com
Domain Name: danhill.frihost.net
Server Port: 80
Script path: /filmcrew/phpBB2/
Administrator Username: admin
Administrator Password: ******
Administrator Password [ Confirm ]: ******

btw i am installing the forum in a subdomain called "filmcrew"

any ideas ppl?

there error message:

phpBB : Critical Error

Could not connect to the database
mOrpheuS
These are some of the things that (I am guessing) could be wrong -

homer09001 wrote:
Your Database Name: forum
Database Username: hill

database name and database username should be something in the format of homer090_xxxx ...please double-check the db name and db username.

I assume you have already created a mySQL db and user in cPanel and granted all privileges on the db to this user.
you can note down the db-name and the user-name in cPanel, and should use the exact same name on the phpBB install page.
(if you typed in the db-name as forum, it's most probably got created as homer090_forum, similarly the username would be homer090_hill)

another thing I noticed -

homer09001 wrote:
Database Type: MySQL 3

this should be 4...but I'm not absolutely sure
are you manually entering it ?
if yes, then try changing it, else leave it as is.

hope it helps, and let us know how it goes.
Wink
homer09001
found out the problem i hadent bindeed a username to the database so it wouldnt connect
BumYeu
Eh, did you create new a Database for your Forum? I guest you didn't! Surprised

Now I will show you how to do that?

Frist, go to your host Control Panel then select MySQL Databases, and create the Database's name you want. Like these images





It'll auto convert to "YourUserName_TheNameYouWant"

After that, create new user and add to your database. This name also auto convert to "YourUserName_TheNameYouWant". Note: you must lick to the Box "ALL". Look here





You will have something like this image:



Ok, now you have 1 database for your Forum.

(Sorry for my bad English) Wink
BumYeu
homer09001 wrote:
found out the problem i hadent bindeed a username to the database so it wouldnt connect


Hihi, i didn't see your post before I post my opinion. Sorry!

But I have something to tell you:


So, I think when install phpBB you must select:

Database Type: MySQL 4.x
Database Name: (full name like this my image before) "YourUserName_TheNameYouWant"
Database UserName: (full name like my image before) "YourUserName_TheNameYouWant"

Hehe that's all. Good luck ^_^
Lord Klorel
Can somebody tell me how i upgrade my forum from 2.0.17 to 2.0.18?

I ask this because i don't know to start this.

I am afraid to do something wrong and that my entire forum will be disappeared.

I hope that it should be easy, but i have my doubts on it.

I searched the entire website of phpBB, but i can't find any help in updating my forum.

I hope somebody can help me. Crying or Very sad
n0obie4life
pfft, my sig. Just have to update the update pricing.
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