How To install PHPBB in Your Web Server

PHPBB is a lightweight PHP forum application. You can make a secure and reliable forum application. Its installation is very easy. The installation process has given below.

Software Requirements

  • MySQL 4.1.3 or above (MySQLi required)
  • PHP Version 7.2 or high

Step by Step Install PHPBB

  1. Download the PHPBB installing file.
  2. Open Cpanel or Direct admin panel.
  3. Go to the file manager. Then click public_html.
  4. Upload instlation file public_html.
  5. Extract this zip file.
  6. Enter instlation folder.
  7. Move all file public_html.
  8. Open a new tab in your browser. Type the domain name and open your website.
  9. The installation window appears.
  10. Go to install tab. Click the install button.

Step 11. Write the admin username, email, and password. Then click the submit button.

Administrator configuration

Step 12. After creating the MySql database fill up all fields. Write database server name, database username, and pass. Don’t change table prefix.

database settings

Step 13. Don’t change any option. Click Submit.

Server configuration

Step 14. Now email configuration window appears. Select Yes SMTP server. After creating the email account fill up all fields. Write SMTP server port, SMTP username, and SMTP password. Don’t change any other options. Click Submit.

Email configuration

Step 15. Select your default language. Write your title and description.

board configuration

Step 15. The installation process is complete.

install successfully

PHPBB3 supports the following databases

  • PostgreSQL 8.3+
  • SQLite 3.6.15+
  • MS SQL Server 2000 or above (directly or via ODBC)
  • MS SQL Server 2005 or above (native)
  • Oracle

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