Would someone be kind enough to download a phpbb forum onto the webhosting that I have purchased? I have no clue where to even begin ... and the directions are not helpful as I am clueless about forums. Thank you so much, to whomever replies.
You just download the zip files and unzip and then upload the files to your host site.
You will then need to create a database (your hosting company should be able to tell you how exactly to do that.) It should not be that hard. Just create a database and give it a name. And then create a user to associate with the database and then apply the user to the database.
Once you have all the files uploaded and the database created then just follow the instructions that come with the download for how to set up the forum.