AlphaZulu wrote: ↑
Mon May 06, 2019 4:56 am
Under "ridforum," I have my "PHPBB3" directory, and it contains everything that was unzipped from the installation folder, including things like app.php and folders like assets, etc, as you indicated. Still, I'm unable to install.
It was a bad assumption on my part. When recommending that the files be uploaded again, I was expecting they would be uploaded to the same directory area where we can currently see a 3.1.9 installation .tgz file and the empty phpbb3/install directory. (http://www.ridforum.com/phpbb3/
) If you click on that link I just wrote, you can see a "phpbb3-1-9-install-SgQWpE-5ZGN0TPr6A.tgz" file, a "backup-1556558534-config.php" file, the empty "install" subfolder, etc.
You need to find where that
directory is within your hosting account. The /home4/ridforum directory shown in the screen shot is indeed "the main directory in your hosting account", but the actual web site(s) you manage with that hosting account are typically in a sub-folder of that main hosting account. As thecoalman is suggesting, it could be the "public_html" directory shown there *meaning /home4/ridforum/public_html), or it could be under the "ridforum.com" directory (/home4/ridforum/ridforum.com).
You'll know when you've found the correct area, because you'll see all those files you can currently see on the web site using http://www.ridforum.com/phpbb3/
or even just http://www.ridforum.com/
. (The "phpbb3-1-9-install-SgQWpE-5ZGN0TPr6A.tgz" file, a "backup-1556558534-config.php" file, the empty "install" subfolder, etc.) Whichever folder you can find those
files in is the folder your web server is currently using for www.ridforum.com
. (Or if it still remains unclear or confusing, you can also call or chat your hosting provider, and have them clarify how the web servers are setup, and what directory you would need to upload a web application to for http://www.ridforum.com/
As Robert is explaining, once you have found that directory which is the root of your web site, if you want phpBB to be "what comes up as soon as people go to http://www.ridforum.com/
" (instead of http://www.ridforum.com/forum
), then you want to upload the files directly to the root of your web site. e.g. If the directory turns out to be /home4/ridforum/public_html, you would end up with /home4/ridforum/public_html/app.php, /home4/ridforum/public_html/adm, /home4/ridforum/public_html/install, etc., once the files are uploaded. Meaning you wouldn't create an additional subfolder level to upload the phpBB files to; you would upload them directly to whichever directory you determine is the root of your site.
Your upload of the phpBB3 directory shown in the screen shot "looks good" with all the files were transferred as intended; the only issue is that where
they were uploaded is not the directory your hosting service actually serves the http://www.ridforum.com/
web content from.