phpBB Forum Installation – Detailed Tutorial

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In order to commence the set up process, make sure you log on into your cPanel control panel. The cPanel control panel button may be found in the client area inside the “Manage Account” section. Once you are inside the cPanel control panel, you should try to locate the smiling face icon. This is the icon of Fantastico. Click the Fantastico icon to launch the installation wizard.

How to Setup PhpBB

After you’ve launched Fantastico and logged in successfully, you would find a listing consisting of scripts on the left hand side of the screen. Click on the link that reads phpBB.

The following screen will contain some description:

PhpBB.

Find a link that says New installation and click on that link:

phpBB New Installation.

Just in case you hold multiple domain names on your hosting account, you need to decide the domain name or web address on which you prefer to install the phpBB. You will be able to also leave the Installation directory text box blank, if you wish that the forum should act as the startup web page of the web site, or else you may specify some directory where you would like to install the phpBB web application. For instance, if you type in phpBB should you want to install the application at http://www.xyz.com/phpBB directory.

Next, you need to decide and choose the username and its password. This becomes the forum administrator‘s username and password. This  password could be altered subsequently through the forum’s panel for configuration.

Whilst you are filling in the details, such as name of the web site and its short description in the text boxes/fields, keep in mind that it may be visible at each page of the forum. At the same time, you must also decide the email-address for the administrator account along with the language to be used on the forum.

phpBB Site Name and Description.

Once you’ve recorded each and every piece of information, you need to click the Install phpBB2 button.

On the next page, you will have to verify the details you entered during the installation process. Finally click on the Finish installation button.

You’ll be directed to a web page containing the forum URL address and also the board’s administration panel. It is advisable that you bookmark the forum address as you will visit it regularly.

phpBB Successful installation.

Now you’re done and good to go! This concludes the successful installation of phpBB.

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