Installed phpBB, set up site on FTP, now what?

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Installed phpBB, set up site on FTP, now what?

Post by AsaSK » Wed Jun 11, 2014 5:10 pm

Hi all,

I have recently installed phpBB 3.0 on my webspace, along with setting it up with FileZilla FTP, but when I direct my browser to the address I still get a blank page.. what must I do in order to make the forum useable?

If it helps, I'm using 1&1.co.uk as my domain provider.

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Re: Installed phpBB, set up site on FTP, now what?

Post by KevC » Wed Jun 11, 2014 5:13 pm

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Have you completed the installation process or just uploaded the files?
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Re: Installed phpBB, set up site on FTP, now what?

Post by AsaSK » Wed Jun 11, 2014 5:35 pm

Hi Kevin,

Thanks for the fast reply. I did install it from the 'Install' tab once I had uploaded the files to MySQL.

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What version of phpBB are you using? phpBB 3.0.12
What is your board's URL? http://depressionandaspergers.com
Who do you host your board with? 1and1.co.uk
How did you install your board? I used the download package from phpBB.com
What is the most recent action performed on your board? Fresh Install
Is registration required to reproduce this issue? No
Do you have any MODs installed? No
What styles do you currently have installed? ?
What language(s) is your board currently using? British English
Which database type/version are you using? MySQL 5
What is your level of experience? New to PHP and phpBB
When did your problem begin? After installing phpBB.
Please describe your problem. I have installed phpBB, but when I navigate to the address all I see is my domain host's page telling me the domain is registered, but no forum.

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Re: Installed phpBB, set up site on FTP, now what?

Post by KevC » Wed Jun 11, 2014 6:56 pm

What's the exact address it's installed to because that one doesn't have any phpBB files in it.

Is it yoursite.com/forum or something like that?
I tried several likely options but there's nothing in any of them.
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Re: Installed phpBB, set up site on FTP, now what?

Post by AsaSK » Wed Jun 11, 2014 9:06 pm

I wasn't given the option to specify one, but I read that it was best to delete the installation files from the MySQL once the installation was completed as they weren't needed anymore?

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Re: Installed phpBB, set up site on FTP, now what?

Post by Oyabun1 » Wed Jun 11, 2014 10:15 pm

AsaSK wrote:but I read that it was best to delete the installation files from the MySQL once the installation was completed as they weren't needed anymore?
None of the instructions from here say to delete anything from MySQL as part of an installation? The database (the MySQL part) is essential, without it you can't have a board.

Where did you upload the files to? You can't just place them anywhere on the server they need to go in the publicly accessible directory. Your hosting probably has a folder called public_html or www or htdocs and that is where you need to place the files. If the package files and directories are in a folder that folder name becomes part of the address. By default the phpBB package is contained in a folder called phpBB3, if you upload the whole of that directory your board the address would then be http://depressionandaspergers.com/phpBB3/index.php.
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Re: Installed phpBB, set up site on FTP, now what?

Post by PinoyEngine™ » Thu Jun 12, 2014 3:23 am

It seems to me that you haven't updated the nameservers of your domain that corresponds to your host.

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Re: Installed phpBB, set up site on FTP, now what?

Post by KevC » Thu Jun 12, 2014 7:51 am

I'm guessing you uploaded it, installed it and then promptly deleted it all again, instead of just the folder called /install.
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Re: Installed phpBB, set up site on FTP, now what?

Post by AsaSK » Thu Jun 12, 2014 11:32 am

Kevin was right, I deleted all of it, not just the install folder :roll:
During the installation I used the advice from Oyabun1 as well, thanks very much to everyone who replied.

One last question - How would I get

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http://depressionandaspergers.com
to automatically redirect to

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http://depressionandaspergers.com/phpBB3
when typed in on the address bar?

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Re: Installed phpBB, set up site on FTP, now what?

Post by Mick » Thu Jun 12, 2014 11:38 am

If it's an actual redirect you want Google for .htaccess redirect or similar.
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Re: Installed phpBB, set up site on FTP, now what?

Post by stevemaury » Thu Jun 12, 2014 2:52 pm

AsaSK wrote:Kevin was right, I deleted all of it, not just the install folder :roll:
During the installation I used the advice from Oyabun1 as well, thanks very much to everyone who replied.

One last question - How would I get

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http://depressionandaspergers.com
to automatically redirect to

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http://depressionandaspergers.com/phpBB3
when typed in on the address bar?
No need to redirect. Move all the files and folders in the phpBB3 folder up to the domain root.
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Re: Installed phpBB, set up site on FTP, now what?

Post by AsaSK » Thu Jun 12, 2014 5:29 pm

Thanks Steve, I've moved everything to the root directory - thanks a lot!

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