Yep, well I will have now. It's unzipping right now. funny thing, it reported 3000 + files 'with the same name' so maybe there was something already on my hard drive that I've forgotten about.. I've overwritten them.
and I just got filezilla again (this whole machine is slowly being rebuilt from a system disk failure) and I'll see how I go with ftp'ing.
Well we've moved right along. What I've got now is a 'catchable error'.
Catchable fatal error: Object of class phpbb\config_php_file could not be converted to string in /srv/disk2/1393753/www/mblforum.com/phpbb/di/container_builder.php on line 393
Maybe because I haven't done anything to the cache directory. It is just exactly as uploaded by ftp. It needs 'purging' ?
Thing is there is no 'index.html' or '.htaccess', there's only a 'services.php' file in there.