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Need some help by wise phpbb installing guru

Post by deepndark » Thu Mar 07, 2019 2:23 pm

Ok, I was following the quick install steps.

1) uploaded the phpbb zip to a ftp main directory
2) unzipped the files
3) now had the phpbb3 folder over the FTP's MAIN directory
4) changed the permissions like the instruction wanted

but now the next step i.e. typing in the address, didn't start the actual installing.

Can someone please help me get to a point whereas I can start installing the phpbb forum?
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Post by </Solidjeuh> » Thu Mar 07, 2019 2:43 pm

Don't upload the zip file, but extract the .zip file on your PC.
Then upload the files in the pbpBB folder via FTP to your server.
Then go to " www.yoursite.com/install " to install the forum.

--> docs/INSTALL.html#install
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Post by david63 » Thu Mar 07, 2019 2:44 pm

Did you unzip on the server? If so unzip locally and then upload the unzipped files
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Post by deepndark » Thu Mar 07, 2019 4:26 pm

I uploaded phpbb3 folder via a Filezilla, changed the permissions but when I type and enter the address it still doesn't work.

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Post by HiFiKabin » Thu Mar 07, 2019 4:34 pm

If you can not access the install directory then you have not uploaded it where you think you have.

Please post the actual address where you thing the board is

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Post by stevemaury » Thu Mar 07, 2019 4:34 pm

Why did you "change permissions"? What does "when I type and enter the address" mean? Type what? What address? What does "it doesn't work" mean? Error message, smoke comes from monitor, what?
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Post by Lumpy Burgertushie » Thu Mar 07, 2019 4:39 pm

would help if you gave us a link to your site and where you think the phpbb files are.


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Re: Need some help by wise phpbb installing guru

Post by Slayer00 » Thu Mar 07, 2019 7:00 pm

What folder is "FTP's MAIN directory"?

You need to place the files to a folder which is for your WWW files, eg. htdocs, public_html or whatever your server uses. Depending on your hosting provider/server settings FTP doesn't automatically connect to that folder but rather to your server user account home folder.

Do you see a phpBB page, 404 error or something else when you type in your install path on your web browser?

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Re: Need some help by wise phpbb installing guru

Post by HiFiKabin » Thu Mar 07, 2019 7:01 pm

The files were uploaded to the wrong directory. All sorted now.

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