Jul 14

How to install phpBB3 forums on your website

Tue, 07/14/2009 - 00:54 — julie
1. Download phpbb3 from http://phpbb.com
 
2. Unzip the zip folder with the phpbb3 installation files to your computer and upload it to your FTP server with a FTP client.
 
3. Make a mySQL database on your webhosting account’s admin panel.
mySQL Database

mySQL Database

 
4. Go to yoursite.com/phpbb3
site.com/phpbb3 site.com/phpbb3
 
5. Click on the Install tab, and click on the “proceed to next step” button at the bottum.
Install begin

Install begin

 
6. Click the “Start install” button.
Start Install

Start Install

 
7. Fill in your Database server name, database name, database username, database password, and click “Proceed to next step” button.
 
Database form

Database form

8. Database connection should be successful if you typed everything correctly. Click on “Proceed to next step” button.
Database connected

Database connected

 
9. type in your admin username, password, confirm password, your e-mail and confirm e-mail, and click on Proceed to next step” button.
Create admin account

Create admin account

 
10. Adminstrator settings should pass. Click on “Proceed to next step” button.
Admin past

Admin past

 
11. The configuration file has been written. You may now proceed to the next step of the installation. Click on “Proceed to next step” button.
Proceed
 
12. You do not need to make any changes unless you want to. It is best to just leave it the way it is, and Click on “Proceed to next step” button.
You can skip this step by proceeding to next step.

You can skip this step by proceeding to next step.

 
13. The database table will automatically be created. Click on “proceed to next step” button.
 
14. Congratulations you installed phpBB 3 on your website. Click on the login button and login with the admin account you made earlier.
login
 
15. Delete, rename, or move the install folder on your phpbb3 folder on your FTP web server.
Remove install folder from phpbb3 folder

Remove install folder from phpbb3 folder

 
Deleting install directory with FTP client

Deleting install directory with FTP client

refresh the page and the message will not appear in admin. panel.
phpbb3 administrator control panel

phpbb3 administrator control panel

 
16. To login to your Admin. panel. You first need to login with an admin account to the forum and click on the Administrator Control Panel link at the bottum of the forum.
Click on the Administrator Control Panel when logged in with a admin account.

Click on the Administrator Control Panel when logged in with a admin account.

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