View Full Version : How to install phpBB Forum

01-27-2010, 06:05 PM
Is there some discussion or FAQ on how to install a phpBB forum from the cPanel Softaculous of WH 4.0. I am trying to install one and get it up and running but there really is no help other than guess and maybe it will work that I could find.

I tried clicking on the install and it did install php to my file location but now what? I have no idea of what to do after files are installed, when i try and go to the forum my browser says internal server error and I am sure I have to do some kind of setup but West Host does not have anything that tells you what to do and I could not find anything here in the forums.

Please help with next steps of setting up phpBB foprums.:(

01-27-2010, 09:24 PM
Unfortunately I am not on WH 4.0 yet so am not using cPanel and thus can not really give you specifics. That being said if you are installing phpBB via cPanel > Softaculous it should be pretty straight forward. When I worked on the beta of WH 4.0 they where using a different install program but with it you simply set the directory you wanted it in that was a public wwww directory (In other words could be reached via browser) and it did everything for you.

Once installed you go to that URL where you installed it and it should be good to go. If you are getting an internal server issue after install then WH Support should be able take care of that for you. Just use Chat or send them a support ticket.

phpBB itself has excellent documentation on their site once you do get it installed and running. http://www.phpbb.com/

Hope that is helpful to you. Also once you get it installed if you have questions that the documentation does not cover or you are unclear about feel free to ask here. It has been sometime since I used phpBB but I should be able to direct you on the basics. :)