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CHECK !! : Installing phpbb2

phpBB is a high powered, fully scalable, and highly customisable open-source bulletin board package. phpBB has a user-friendly interface, simple and straightforward administration panel, and helpful FAQ. Based on the powerful PHP server language and your choice of MySQL, MS-SQL, PostgreSQL or Access/ODBC database servers, phpBB is the ideal free community solution for all web sites.

To setup a phpBB 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 phpBB.

1. Download latest phpbb from http://www.phpbb.com/

Primary download page: http://www.phpbb.com/downloads.php

It is strongly recommended that you download ZIP package version.

2. Un-zip the package to a directory under your web document root directory.

For example, if your web document root directory is c:\inetpub, extract the zip package to c:\inetpub\phpBB2.

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 phpbb;
Query OK, 1 row affected (0.00 sec)


4. Open an instance of Internet Explorer.

In the address bar, enter this url:


You should look at the screen and correspondingly enter information for db, database, user, and password. Click 'Start install'.

Click 'Finish installation'.

Please delete two directories under your phpBB2 directory for security reason. Now, login with the admin account that you just created in the first screen.

Now, scroll to the end of the screen and click on 'Go to Administration Panel'.

After you enter the administration panel, you will see a lot of administration tools on the left-hand side. You may do some final settings and then tell a friend to visit your site.

CHECK !! : phpBB resources

phpBB official web site http://www.phpbb.com/

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