phpBB - Manual installation

phpBB3 is an easy to use and administratively strong forum, 

developed in open source work by phpBB.

In this tutorial you will learn how to use the phpBB3 Forum 

on your FTP server.

Important: Make sure in advance that Safemode is deactivated and that the Eval instruction is activated.

Check this in your customer area.

You can find help on this under the following links:

 

Enable PHP Eval statement (Not yet translated)

PHP Safemode disabled (Not yet translated)

Step 1: Download the phpBB software

First download the phpBB forum from the provider's website.

https://www.phpbb.com/downloads/

Extract the file (e.g. phpBB-3.2.3-deutsch.zip) into a directory,

which you can easily find again.

Step 2: Connect via FTP and upload files

Next, open your FTP client (e.g. FileZilla) and connect

you go to your webspace with the FTP access data, then look for

the folder you unpacked. Now select the folder phpBB3

from the forum.

Copy the folder to the /htdocs directory on your FTP server by typing

Select the folder and click on the right mouse button.

Select "Upload" from the menu that opens.

Wait until the transfer is completed.

Step 3: Adjust file permissions

Now open the phpBB3 directory on your FTP server and change the 

File permissions for the folders cache; files and store as well as for the directory images/avatars/upload 

and the file config.php to 777 (Read/Write/Run). 

Check the box "Include subdirectories".

Step 4: Set up MySQL database

Create a MySQL database and remember the database name,

login name and password.

A description of how to create a MySQL database can be found at

following link:

How do I create a MySQL database?

Step 5: Start the phpBB installation

Now open the link "http://www.IhreSeite.de/phpBB3/",

to get to the installation page of the forum.

There you click on the tab "Install" and then on the button "Install". 

"Continue with the next step".

The following screen only checks if all requirements for the forum are met.

are fulfilled. Simply click on the "Start installation" button here.

Step 6: Entering MySQL access data

You will now see the following screen:

Set the database type to MySQL and fill in the fields as shown.

(Use the data of your MySQL database, not the data used in our example)

Then click on the "Continue with next step" button.

Step 7: Set up access data

In the following screen, a test connection to the database is set up if you have

you get an error here check the entries for your database.

Then click on the button "Continue with the next step".

In the following screen, enter a user name, a password, as well as your 

Enter the e-mail address for the administration of the forum.

Then click on the button "Continue with the next step".

Step 8: Configure phpBB

In the following screen, the administrator settings are checked if you have

you get an error here check the entries for your administration data.

Then click on the button "Continue with the next step".

The configuration file will now be written, simply click here on 

"Continue with the next step".

In the following screen, you can make further settings, such as 

do not necessarily have to be changed.

Simply click on the "Continue with next step" button here.

Step 9: Complete phpBB installation

In the next screen, simply click on "Continue with the next step".

The following screen will appear:

Click here on "Login". The installation is complete and you can log in to your admin area at any time by accessing your domain and clicking on Login on the far right behind "faq" and "register" and using the data provided in step 7.

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