Hello phpBB world! I have been a phpBB fan since the good ol' days of 1.4.4 in 2001. I really love phpBB over all forum software and really do suggest it to all who want a fully customizable and fully controlable forum on their website. I just now decided to re register (after losing my password and username some years ago due to a long abscence.) so here I am.
Any ways, to the point of my post...
Since I have been using phpBB for so many years, I really want to start my own phpBB hosting site with two options. 1)Free with ads...2)payed with no ads. I am not new to phpBB itself but I have never ever edited any codes because I always like it exactly the way it was, bone stock phpBB 3 is "perfect!"
So, while doing some research online through Google, I was looking for good phpBB hosting scripts to add to my website and all I found were ones that cost 99USD, or 9USD per month and all that junk, and none of them (except one) were trustowrthy and had a lot of complaints. So, in my research I wound up here in this thread. I really like this MOD and I am going to impliment it on my website that I am creating for simple phpBB hosting.
Now, I have my main site content which has my phpBB hosting informations, you know...some documentation, some feedback areas, etc. My support forum as you may guess will be ran by phpBB (which is located in the mysitename.com/support folder) and so on and so forth.
I have got as far as the install page (/mysite.com/support/multi_forums_installer) and I filled out everything accurately (Db's etc) but at the end I always get a 404 error. Does anyone know why?
I am 99% positive that I have entered everything correctly on the pages below...
URL Master Domain - (mysite.com)
The Master Domain is the domain name (forum) that controls all other forums.
Default Domain - (mysite.com)
The Domain name used if someone somehow reaches this forum from a domain name that is not recognized.
Global / Individual DB (I chose Individual)
A Global DB means every forum uses a single database with different prefixes. Individual DBs means that each forum has its own database.
List of Domain Names - mysitename.com/support
Domain DB Configuration
DB Host 'localhost'
DB Port #
Database Name ********_*******
Database UserName ********_*******
Database Password **************
Forum Prefix _masterphpbb
The last page of the install gives me this message:
Writing Config File
Status Successfully tested writing a file to the server.
Successfully wrote the Database Connect File.
Make Directory /domains Pass.
Next we will need to connect to each site to make sure the domains are pointed to the right place and the database is setup correctly.
If clicking the next step takes you to an error 404 page then double check your domain configuration to make sure it is pointing to the same directory.
...but it still gives me a error 404 every time, no matter how I modify the information I gave it originally...Am I doing something wrong here in the setup process? Please help
btw I am using phpbb 3.0.7