mathijslemmers wrote: ↑
Mon Aug 20, 2018 5:01 pm
My father is the administrator and asked me to make a local version.
With "a local version" he probably means making a perfect copy of your forum on localhost (= your computer).
For that you would have to have access to the database of your live forum in order to make a backup (either using the backup utility form phpBB itself, or with phpMyAdmin - or whatever is installed on the server).
Restore that backup on your local host.
Copy the phpBBfiles from your server (where the live forum is hosted) to your PC.
Change the config.txt to reflect you localhost.
In the database, look for the phpbb_config table and change couple of fields to reflect the change to localhost. (phpBB_ is the prefix and may be different in your case)
The reason you were directed to your live-forum is because the php_config table still pointed to your live forum.
Since you've already exported and replaced the "new" database, my guess is all you need to do is to change a couple of fieldvalues in the phpbb_config tabel.your database