Installing phpBB3 with Freeola
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phpBB is a standalone discussion board (forum) written in PHP. It includes features such as posting/replying/editing messages, private messages, private forums, user and anonymous posting, robust theming, user ranking by posts or by special, admin definable ranks, and much more.
Freeola's One Click Install service allows the installation and use of phpbb without any manual installation. Our One Click Installers are available to all subscribers of VIP Hosting with MySQL at no additional cost and can be accessed from the One-Click Installs link found under the Web Sites & Hosting heading within MyFreeola.
Once on this page select your VIP Package from the drop-down menu, then Manage One-Click Installs.
While on the Install Software tab (selected by default) select PHPBB.
- The Installation Path field should already be pre-filled with your primary web address and should be left as default. Should you so wish, you can install your software into sub-folders.
- An Admin Username should also be created. We would advise something memorable as this will be used to log you into the software management.
Click Install to add the software.
You will now be presented with a confirmation box, click OK to proceed. The software will now be installed.
After being taken back to the One Click Install page take note of the Important Information box as this will confirm your Admin Username and password, this will be required to log into and administer your software.
To start using PHPBB on your website you will now either need to visit the admin page and log in. If you left the installation directory as default, this will simply be your website address (e.g. https://freeola.com/) although you can also navigate to this page from the Manage Installations tab on the One Click Install page within MyFreeola.
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