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Title: How To: Manually Install PHPBB
Post by: Hush on December 14, 2003, 02:09:50 AM
How To: Manually Install PHPBB

This is a basic introduction into how to obtain the latest version of the PHPBB Bulletin Board (as used for this forum), and

then install it for use on your site.

This 'How To' guide makes the following assumptions:

+ You have a web hosting account with Lunar Pages (If not, click here (http://www.lunarpages.com))
+ You have sufficient space on your account to install the system and run it
  (only a few MB to start with, but forums can get BIG)
+ You understand how to upload files to the server using either the C-Panel File Manager or FTP
+ You are able to use the 'Extract File Contents' tool within C-Panel
+ You have created a MySQL database to install PHPBB to (or you can create one)

If the above are not true for you, this 'How To' may not be suitable.

Okay, on with the show.

DOWNLOADING PHPBB

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.

You can find the latest version available for download at PHPBB.COM (http://www.phpbb.com).

The link to download the latest version can be found at DOWNLOADS (http://www.php.com/downloads.php).

You will need to download the 'g-zip' version to your computer.  Once this has completed upload the file to your

public_html folder on your server.

This zip file can then be extracted using the extract function within C-Panel.  Thus creating the folder phpBB2.  You must

now rename this folder to represent the address you would like your forum to be viewed at.  Currently it will be accessable

from:
http://www.yourdomain.com/phpBB2

This is where things start to get a little fun.

INSTALLING PHPBB

You will need the following information ready:

+ Your database name (this will be in the format username_databasename)
+ Your database User (this will be in the format username_databaseuser)
+ Your database password (this will simply be as you typed it)

Start by opening a new browser and typing in the address to your PHPBB directory and the install file:
http://www.yourdomain.com/phpBB2/install/install.php

This will load a simple form for you to fill out. The import fields are:

DATABASE TYPE: MySQL 4.xx
DATABASE SERVER: localhost
DATABASE NAME: - This is entered exactly as shown by the C-Panel database screen (including the account username prefix)
DATABASE USER: - This is entered exactly as shown by the C-Panel database screen (including the account username prefix)
DATABASE PASSWORD: - This is entered exactly as you typed it when setting up your database user

The remaining settings are personal to you, and should be straight forward to complete.

You will then need to click the submit button at the bottom of the page.  This will process the information and is meant to

update the configuration file for PHPBB.  In my experience, however, this is normally stopped by permissions. Do not worry,

simply select to down load the file and install manually.

As you click the submit button you will be prompted to save the configuration file, select a folder where you will easily

find the file.  Once downloaded, you must upload this file to your PHPBB folder:
http://www.yourdomain.com/phpBB2

Now delete the following folders within your phpBB2 folder:

install
contrib

Finally, open up a browser window and type the address for your PHPBB:
http://www.yourdomain.com/phpBB2

 :yey:  :yey:  :yey:  :yey:  :yey:  :yey:  :yey:  :yey:  :yey:  :yey:  :yey:  :yey:  :yey:  :yey:  :yey:  :yey:
Pat yourself on the back, you have successfully installed the PHPBB bulletin board system (hopefully).  :thumb:
Title: How To: Manually Install PHPBB
Post by: Danielle on December 14, 2003, 09:00:08 AM
Hush, Good job.  It is a nice tutorial.   :thumb:  (The poll, however, is a bit much.  :( )
Title: How To: Manually Install PHPBB
Post by: Hush on December 15, 2003, 09:11:40 AM
The poll is my little dig at Mikes polling comment  :poke:
Title: How To: Manually Install PHPBB
Post by: Ed on December 15, 2003, 10:02:26 AM
Nice tutorial! :-) The Affiliate link is a great touch :-)
Title: How To: Manually Install PHPBB
Post by: Danielle on December 15, 2003, 10:04:26 AM
Obviously Kata is much better at reading these posts than I am--what affiliate link?  :?
Title: Nicely hidden affiliate link
Post by: Hush on December 15, 2003, 10:08:04 AM
Quote from: Miraenda
Obviously Kata is much better at reading these posts than I am--what affiliate link?  :?


Quote from: Hush
This 'How To' guide makes the following assumptions:

+ You have a web hosting account with Lunar Pages (If not, click here (http://www.lunarpages.com))


That one... Well I figure, it's a short, and unobtrusive way to get it used  :thumb:
Title: How To: Manually Install PHPBB
Post by: Danielle on December 15, 2003, 10:10:52 AM
Ah, but we aren't allowed to include our affiliate link on LF.  You can do it on other forums, but not on LP's forum.   :(  Thus, I don't see it there, do you?  :D
Title: How To: Manually Install PHPBB
Post by: Hush on December 15, 2003, 10:13:27 AM
Aren't we???
Title: How To: Manually Install PHPBB
Post by: Ed on December 15, 2003, 10:17:49 AM
No..

but I wont say anything :-) .. I"ll just post a couple How to Threads of my own! :-) LOL
Title: How To: Manually Install PHPBB
Post by: Hush on December 15, 2003, 10:21:40 AM
Look at that, magically they are now changed to www.lunarpages.com - sorry guys, that'll teach me to pay more attention to the TOC for affiliates, and for doing a simple copy and paste of an article I posted on my forum

Quote from: shameless advert

Hush Computers - to be found at - http://www.hushcomputers.com/Forum


 :thumb:
Title: How To: Manually Install PHPBB
Post by: griern2 on December 20, 2003, 03:42:23 PM
that was great.  thanks.  here's a question for you:

i am permitted only one mySQL database and want to use both nuke AND phpBB2.  using your tutorial, i installed phpBB2 into the nuke database and everything is fine.  it would be nice however to have user accounts automatically cascaded from the nuke user table into the phpBB2 tables.  or is there a phpBB2 module that i can ADD to my nuke installation?

any ideas?

thanks again.
Title: Re: How To: Manually Install PHPBB
Post by: Sqwib on December 28, 2003, 12:07:27 PM
Quote from: Hush
+ You are able to use the 'Extract File Contents' tool within C-Panel


So please, where is this tool? :?  I have been given CPanel 8.5.4-RELEASE 72 because the original one used frames and wouldn't work properly.

Ta.
Title: How To: Manually Install PHPBB
Post by: Hush on December 28, 2003, 01:34:01 PM
Hello,

From C-Panel, click on the File Manager icon.  You will then be able to select the folder you want by clicking on the folder 'icon', once in the appropriate folder (where your compressed file is).  Select the compressed file by clicking on the file 'name'.  On the top right of the screen a menu will appear, 'Extract File Contents' or an extract option will appear.
Title: How To: Manually Install PHPBB
Post by: Sqwib on December 29, 2003, 08:28:38 AM
The File manager menus appear for all the other files and folders, but when I select the compressed file, all I get is a download dialog, and no menu.  :cry:

Could it be because I have Download Accelerator Plus installed? I don't really want to uninstall it if that isn't the problem.

Any more suggestions please?
Title: How To: Manually Install PHPBB
Post by: Hush on December 29, 2003, 08:47:25 AM
You should be able to exit from Download Accelerator Plus, probably by right clicking on the DAP icon in the system tray, and clicking exit.  (It'll restart next time you restart your computer.)
Title: How To: Manually Install PHPBB
Post by: Sqwib on December 29, 2003, 09:22:19 AM
Sorted! It was DAP's Browser Integration that was causing the problem. I just disabled it and the Extract menu appeared.

Thanks for helping.   :thumb:
Title: How To: Manually Install PHPBB
Post by: maggie on January 20, 2004, 05:04:07 AM
I got lunarpages yesterday and the first thing I want to do is install the phpbb -- then I saw this thread and now I'm wondering whether I should do a manual installation.  it looks to me that I can easily install the bb thru cpanel.   My guess is that if I do that I'll not be able to use the mysql for anything else, but manual installation would allow me to have chat with the same mysql database?

~maggie
Title: How To: Manually Install PHPBB
Post by: Sqwib on January 20, 2004, 06:42:56 AM
I recommend that you install your phpbb with your c-panel before you do anything else. It will only work if the database is empty. Setting the db up manually is a major headache, as I found out myself. (I installed mine manually before I realised it could be done with c-panel... ah well I should've read all the blurb first!!)

Once phpbb is set up, you can still use your MySql for other things - just make sure your table prefixes are different.
Title: How To: Manually Install PHPBB
Post by: Hush on January 21, 2004, 04:47:09 AM
Hi there Maggie.

Setting up PHPBB through C-Panel will not prevent you from using the database for other things, however, each of the auto installs from C-Panel requires a fresh database, so unless you have the Voyager account, you will need to purchase extra databases if you want to use more than one auto install that is reliant on having a database.

The setup proceedure for PHPBB manually is very straight forward really, and to be honest, whilst I now consider myself a moderate level user, the first time I did the manual installation, it was the first thing I had done with PHP, first thing with an online database, first program installation on my Lunar Pages account.

As long as you go step by step it need not be a problem.  The other thing of course is you must have a database set up, however, this is very simply done through C-Panel.  As a recommendation, the C-Panel X skin is easy to use.  Have a look at your C-Panel, if it is blue in colour and says C Panel 6 near the top, I would recommend you email support@lunarpages.com and request a change to the C-Panel 'X' theme.  This is much better in layout, and easier to use.

If you find any part of the How To: article confusing, let me know and I'll explain it.  This will also help me to modify the tutorial to help make it easier for other people.
Title: How To: Manually Install PHPBB
Post by: denby on January 26, 2004, 01:51:16 PM
I'm planning to change host for my site. I have a phpBB forum which I have hacked mercilessly and I want to transfer it to my new site at lunarpages. My current host has cPanel 8.7.0-RELEASE 26 which includes the standard backup facilities including "Download a SQL Database Backup" and "Restore an SQL DB".

Will the following work?

1. download by FTP my forum files to my hard drive.
2. run "Download a SQL Database Backup" to store a compressed copy of my forum mySQL database to my hard drive.
3. upload by FTP my forum files to my lunarpages site.
4. use "Restore an SQL DB" to upload and extract my forum database to my new site.

Will the forum now work or do I need to do something else?
Title: How To: Manually Install PHPBB
Post by: Minding on February 03, 2004, 09:39:39 AM
Perhaps I could introduce a lower level of dullness (aka ignorance) into this group. :o   If I can install and setup a phpBB from cPanel, why would I need to manually install phpBB?  I can only guess that the LunarPages version isn't the most recent?  :?
Title: How To: Manually Install PHPBB
Post by: Danielle on February 03, 2004, 09:48:49 AM
Hi Minding,

Well, if you only have one database and install something like the Advanced Guestbook or osCommerce, you then couldn't install phpBB automatically.  At this point, you would have to manually install it into tables in the database to have it on the account.  Otherwise, you would need to purchase an additional database to install it automatically, and that cost $1.00 per month per database.

I hope this helps.
Title: How To: Manually Install PHPBB
Post by: Minding on February 03, 2004, 09:50:01 AM
Wait a sec.  I thought I posted to the phpBB How To!  The messages above weren't there.  In reading the above messages, I think I'll find my answer.  So never mind the previous message. :sleep:
Title: How To: Manually Install PHPBB
Post by: Minding on February 03, 2004, 09:51:36 AM
That's helpful.  Thanks Miraenda.
Title: How To: Manually Install PHPBB
Post by: robbie on March 17, 2004, 08:46:35 PM
OK Hush...

When you said "hopefully" in your initial post, I was hoping you had already started the thread for us "unfortunately nots".

Errors after clicking Start Install include:

Warning: mysql_connect(): Access denied for user: ...../mysql4.php on line 48

Warning: mysql_error(): supplied argument is not a valid MySQL-Link resource in /..../mysql4.php on line 330

Warning: mysql_error(): supplied argument is not a valid MySQL-Link resource in /..../mysql4.php on line 331

phpBB : Critical Error

Could not connect to the database


Tried everything I can think of.  
Followed your instructions to the letter.  
So what did I miss?  :?

  -- robbie

Addendum: (Haven't typed an addendum for awhile...!)
1) Yes, I did create a new db (this could be a HowTo of it's own).
2) Yes, I did create a new user and add it to the new db (with full access).
Title: How To: Manually Install PHPBB
Post by: robbie on March 18, 2004, 10:54:36 AM
:yey:  :yey:  :yey:  :yey:  :yey:

Re: My Post Above...

I finally fixed it (with lots of hints from LPers and Mods, you know who you are...!)   :wink:

So if you've sauntered in here with similar trouble, you can find my debugging process over here http://www.lunarforums.com/forum/viewtopic.php?p=77848#77848.

:D

  -- robbie
Title: How To: Manually Install PHPBB
Post by: girish on March 23, 2004, 03:21:54 AM
This topic was very useful.
Title: How To: Manually Install PHPBB
Post by: shankar on March 24, 2004, 04:33:58 AM
I installed a forum at my website at http://www.langchat.com

Here I want to add some tips that you can follow BEFORE installation.

If you want to add a cool feature that is used by yahoo and msn whereby the user is presented with a word picture that he has to see and type before registering a new user.  This will prevent automated registrations on your forum.

To install this in phpbb do the following before calling intall.php
copy the visual_confirmation.tar.gz file from the contrib directory to your phpBB folder and extract it.
I dont know if you can do it after you have called install.php

Other cool features that you can install at any time.
You can change the style and colors of your forums by downloading templates from
http://www.phpbb.com/styles/

You can also find many mods (hacks) that you can install at
http://www.phpbb.com/mods/
Title: How To: Manually Install PHPBB
Post by: shankar on March 26, 2004, 07:20:40 AM
Please some body help!

My forum sends email from shankar@danzig.lunarpages.com, I tried
setting email from shankar@langchat.com but it is then sending it from
shankar@langchat.com@danzig.lunarpages.com.  Is there any way to
rectify this?

can I set the reply to address as shankar@yahoo.com because I am not using my website's email accounts?

of course all emails mentioned here are fictious in case some one mines this forum for emails :)
Title: How To: Manually Install PHPBB
Post by: markr on March 28, 2004, 10:42:59 AM
How about a guide on upgrading phbBB2?
just an idea  :thumb:
Title: How To: Manually Install PHPBB
Post by: bmcc87 on March 28, 2004, 01:48:00 PM
I already d/l phpbb and uploaded the files to my site before I read this topic but I have not installed it yet.  My question is, I downloaded just the normal zip file and hush said we should get the gzip one, so does it really matter (isn't there on option in the configuration to enable gzip compression) or am I ok to install the one I have now?  
If I need to d/l the gzip file, do I just delete the one I have on my site now or do I need to do something else to get rid of it before uploading the new one?
Title: How To: Manually Install PHPBB
Post by: Woomera69 on March 28, 2004, 07:50:56 PM
We've set up our BB, but didn't do anything technical at all, just enabling it in CPanel.

We're only just getting around to configuring it withthe permissions etc we want, but will we need to do anything more technical that that done through the Cpanel?

That is, we use a Web designer to manage our site, and have setup our forum without involving them at all.

Are we missing anything then, such as patching that recent exploit for phpBB?
Title: How To: Manually Install PHPBB
Post by: RATTLESNAKE on March 28, 2004, 11:07:51 PM
You do not need to download the g-zip file, you can download the zip file and extract it and upload all files to a folder on your account and continue setup
Title: How To: Manually Install PHPBB
Post by: markr on March 29, 2004, 01:39:30 AM
lol, I managed to update my phpBB.
if i just read the readme, I would see how easy it was.  :thumb:  :)

a tutorial on how to repair when things go pair shape would be good.
(we all make mistakes ;))
Title: How To: Manually Install PHPBB
Post by: p0tter on March 30, 2004, 01:47:07 AM
Get the milk straight from the cow - http://phpbb.com

No offense to Hush & LP, but there is no need to ask about phpbb here.
Title: How To: Manually Install PHPBB
Post by: Catarina on April 04, 2004, 11:44:42 AM
Hello Hush
Wouldnt you consider making a tutorial like that for php Nuke ? That would be very helpful  :wink:
Title: How To: Manually Install PHPBB
Post by: Trey on April 04, 2004, 01:08:08 PM
heya catarina

i'll work on a how-to for PHP-Nuke soon.

been meaning to for a while, actually.

nuke isn't really all that hard, so it shouldn't take too long to bang one out :)
Title: How To: Manually Install PHPBB
Post by: DaveW on April 04, 2004, 02:42:08 PM
Quote from: Trey
heya catarina

i'll work on a how-to for PHP-Nuke soon.

been meaning to for a while, actually.

nuke isn't really all that hard, so it shouldn't take too long to bang one out :)

Trey and Catarina - Here are 2 different How To/Tutorials for PHP-Nuke:
http://phpnuke.org/modules.php?name=PHP-Nuke_HOWTO
http://www.karakas-online.de/EN-Book/
Title: How To: Manually Install PHPBB
Post by: sky2k4 on July 03, 2005, 08:13:48 PM
thanks and it worked for my newbie first time!
http://www.coollinks2k4.com/phpcl2k4/
but people cant login and i have to edit it but dont know how yet,lol
but thanks for helping!
been waiting two years for this!
Title: this place rock! thank for the tutorial!
Post by: sky2k4 on July 04, 2005, 06:59:12 AM
Quote from: sky2k4
thanks and it worked for my newbie first time!
http://www.coollinks2k4.com/phpcl2k4/
but people cant login and i have to edit it but dont know how yet,lol
but thanks for helping!
been waiting two years for this!


it works just fine! wow so easy thank you very much!
Title: How To: Manually Install PHPBB
Post by: Pete on July 04, 2005, 07:07:54 AM
Hisky2k4, Pete waves(http://www.x-visions.co.uk/gifs/wavey2.gif)

Good to hear you got it set up easily enough.
Have a wander around the Message Boards/Forums & Fantastico Scripts (http://www.lunarforums.com/viewforum.php?f=62) section if you need any more help with it:wink:
Title: How To: Manually Install PHPBB
Post by: sky2k4 on July 04, 2005, 01:17:04 PM
i ran into a problem last night and had to reinstall it, i did it the wrong way the first time,i dont recomend putting it in the public html but in the www. section.
but works great and i finally got to see the cp for my forum admins page..saaawweeettt.! :yey:
Title: How To: Manually Install PHPBB
Post by: Pete on July 04, 2005, 04:59:59 PM
Quote from: sky2k4
i ran into a problem last night and had to reinstall it, i did it the wrong way the first time,i dont recomend putting it in the public html but in the www. section.
but works great and i finally got to see the cp for my forum admins page..saaawweeettt.! :yey:

errr :oops:
The www folder is actually a symlink for the public_html folder.
Anything you put in the public_html folder will be in the www folder ( and vice versa )
Title: How To: Manually Install PHPBB
Post by: TrilliuM on July 04, 2005, 11:44:15 PM
SymLink = Simply a shortcut to the real folder , the actual folder to put the stuff in is public_html , on the other hand , if it works , congratulations lol  8-)
Title: How To: Manually Install PHPBB
Post by: Lupine1647 on July 05, 2005, 12:58:09 PM
lol, is that a windows thing where a shortcut works better than the actual folder?
Title: How To: Manually Install PHPBB
Post by: TrilliuM on July 05, 2005, 01:29:35 PM
I wouldn't know , I'm a Debian addict  :D
Title: Re: How To: Manually Install PHPBB
Post by: Superlion on December 19, 2006, 03:40:22 AM
:yey:  :yey:  :yey:  :yey:  :yey:

Re: My Post Above...

I finally fixed it (with lots of hints from LPers and Mods, you know who you are...!)   :wink:

So if you've sauntered in here with similar trouble, you can find my debugging process over here http://www.lunarforums.com/forum/viewtopic.php?p=77848#77848.

:D



  -- robbie

I have the exact same issue you did, but your link for the fix is dead.
Title: Re: How To: Manually Install PHPBB
Post by: Jgarry on January 28, 2007, 11:47:05 AM
It would be nice to add to the tutorial, how and why to change permissions.

Joyce
Title: Re: How To: Manually Install PHPBB
Post by: freeksta on February 22, 2007, 04:50:09 AM
Quote
Warning: mysql_connect() [function.mysql-connect]: Access denied for user 'recov7_forum'@'localhost' (using password: YES) in /home/recov7/public_html/forum/db/mysql4.php on line 48

Warning: mysql_error(): supplied argument is not a valid MySQL-Link resource in /home/recov7/public_html/forum/db/mysql4.php on line 330

Warning: mysql_errno(): supplied argument is not a valid MySQL-Link resource in /home/recov7/public_html/forum/db/mysql4.php on line 331
phpBB : Critical Error

Could not connect to the database


I'm gettin this error... any help?  :help:
Title: Re: How To: Manually Install PHPBB
Post by: Nibbler on February 22, 2007, 04:56:01 AM
Make sure config.php has the right details for connecting to your database. Perhaps you have changed the password recently.
Title: Re: How To: Manually Install PHPBB
Post by: Jenita on June 26, 2007, 02:06:18 AM
Hi,

          Great post. was very helpful for me. Thank you,
Title: Re: How To: Manually Install PHPBB
Post by: bbusick8 on November 09, 2007, 12:01:47 PM
I keep getting the error messages when trying to install. any help please :help:
Title: Re: How To: Manually Install PHPBB
Post by: Jim Zim on February 10, 2008, 10:45:51 AM
The link to download the latest version can be found at DOWNLOADS (http://www.php.com/downloads.php).

That's a quote from the very first post in this thread.  I'm kind of surprised that in the several years since that was posted, nobody mentioned that the download link is incorrect!  You've got the link pointing to http://www.php.com/downloads.php but it should actually point to http://www.phpbb.com/downloads.php

In other words, you left off the "bb" in phpbb.com

Title: Re: How To: Manually Install PHPBB
Post by: killersparadise.com on April 29, 2008, 10:22:42 PM
 :happy: :happy: :happy: :happy: :happy: :happy: :happy: :happy: :happy: :happy: :happy: :happy:

I FINALLY GOT IT TO WORK AFTER MY 3RD ATTEMPT!! :bounce: :bounce: :bounce: :bounce: :bounce: :bounce: :bounce: :bounce: :bounce:
Title: Re: How To: Manually Install PHPBB
Post by: Mitch on April 30, 2008, 05:37:11 AM
Congrats!  ;D
Title: Re: How To: Manually Install PHPBB
Post by: Kinpolmo on October 21, 2008, 09:22:29 AM
about time, lol. j/k.
Title: Re: How To: Manually Install PHPBB
Post by: ixolite on April 23, 2009, 02:53:27 AM
bump


Sorry, I am a complete newbie at this, so I rather ask in advance before screwing anything up. (http://i80.photobucket.com/albums/j200/ixolite2/smilies/schaem.gif)

Quote
You will need to download the 'g-zip' version to your computer.  Once this has completed upload the file to your

public_html folder on your server.

This zip file can then be extracted using the extract function within C-Panel.  Thus creating the folder phpBB2.  You must

now rename this folder to represent the address you would like your forum to be viewed at.
  Currently it will be accessable

from:
http://www.yourdomain.com/phpBB2
So, if I want it to be accessable at www.board.mydomain.dom, I'll have to rename the file to "board", right?

Plus: it didn't extract the file to public_html, but to the index, shall I move it to public_html?

Plus: Do I need to enable PHP5 for the forum to run?
Title: Re: How To: Manually Install PHPBB
Post by: countryangel053 on May 13, 2009, 05:48:05 AM
it says to change the phpBB2 folder to read like this
http://www.yourdomain.com/phpBB2 I would put my site address in where it says your domain.com right?

I tried that and when I did
http://www.yourdomain.com/phpBB2/install/installphpBB2

It gives me a 404 Not found error

So my question is do I put the http://www. in or not?


I got my answer never mind..
Title: Re: How To: Manually Install PHPBB
Post by: ljonston on June 26, 2009, 11:23:00 AM
it says to change the phpBB2 folder to read like this
http://www.yourdomain.com/phpBB2 I would put my site address in where it says your domain.com right?
(https://bodybuilderspro.info/customimages/65/1240197088/random.gif)
I tried that and when I did
http://www.yourdomain.com/phpBB2/install/installphpBB2

It gives me a 404 Not found error

So my question is do I put the http://www. in or not?


I got my answer never mind..

No help is the best help
Title: Re: How To: Manually Install PHPBB
Post by: glovern on February 10, 2010, 07:26:14 AM
you can google it for PHPBB
Title: Re: How To: Manually Install PHPBB
Post by: derickwilliams on October 30, 2013, 03:40:05 AM
The manual installation of phpBB includes uploading the installation package via cPanel's File Manager or using an FTP client.

Next you should click on the Install tab.All requirements are met on the SiteGround servers so you can safely click the Proceed to next step button.The next page is Installation compatibility. Again this step should be passed without any troubles. The Start Install button is available at the bottom of the page.

You can now click the Proceed to next step button. If you have correctly entered the details you will see a successful connection confirmation.You can click the Proceed to next step button.

On the Administrator details page you can enter the desired administrative details for the newly installed board.
Verify them and again click on the Proceed to next step button. If there are no errors you will get the Tests passed message. You should click on the Proceed to next step button two more times.

The Advanced settings page is the next one. Basically on this page there are no changes you should make. All settings are automatically generated and you can left them untouched. Then again click on the Proceed to next step button.

A confirmation that the database was successfully populated with data will be displayed and for the last time you should click on the Proceed to next step button. This will bring you to the  successful installation confirmation page.

At this point you are given two options. The first is to proceed converting the data from an old phpBB2 installation to the newly installed phpBB3. The other is to proceed directly to your newly installed forum.

Note that you should delete, move or rename the install directory before you use your board. If this directory presents, only the Administration Control Panel (ACP) will be accessible.

This finalizes the phpBB manual installation.