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CHECK !! : Installing vbb

vBulletin is a powerful, scalable and fully customizable forums package for your web site. It has been written using the Web's quickest-growing scripting language; PHP, and is complimented with a highly efficient and ultra fast back-end database engine built using MySQL.

To setup a vBulletin website, the easist way is to install a RaidenHTTPD (PHP4 or PHP5 version) first, and You also need to have a MySQL 4 or MySQL 5 server installed. After You set these 2 things up, You are ready to install vBulletin.

1. Download latest vbb from http://www.vbulletin.com/

The primary download page: http://www.vbulletin.com/download.php

You need to buy a license before you can download the software.

2. Decompress the package to a dir under your web document root directory (only the files and directories under /upload sub folder).

For example, if your web document root directory is c:\inetpub , extract the zip package to c:\inetpub\vbb.

3. Preparing for the run-time environment.

[ready] web server : The latest version of RaidenHTTPD.

[ready] php processor: The php processor is included in the latest version of RaidenHTTPD.

[required] mysql : The mysql is not included in RaidenHTTPD; you need to manually install it.

after you setup mysql, you need to create a database for phpbb. You may start c:/mysql/bin/mysql.exe with the following steps:

Microsoft Windows XP [Version 5.1.2600]
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C:\Mysql\bin>mysql -u root
Welcome to the MySQL monitor. Commands end with ; or \g.
Your MySQL connection id is 4 to server version: 3.23.58-max-nt

Type 'help;' or '\h' for help. Type '\c' to clear the buffer.

mysql> create database vbb;
Query OK, 1 row affected (0.00 sec)


You need to edit '/vbb/includs/config..php' before you can continue (rename it from config.php.new).

Change $dbname = 'vbb'

and check other variables and edit them if needed.

4. open an instance of Internet Explorer.

In the address bar, enter this url:


and you should see this screen if you didn't forget the above config.php step.

If you edit your config.php correctly, you can just click 'Next Step' in the most of the following steps.


Now, you must delete the setup script before you can continue.

Now, use the administrator login and password you just created to login the control panel.

Now, you may add a new forum.

Now, ask your friend to try your vbb with the url of 'http://YOUR_SERVER/vbb/index.php?'.



CHECK !! : vbb resources

vbb official web site http://www.vbulletin.com/

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