Is there a tutorial guide for PHP7 + nginx + phpbb 3.2.x?

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Is there a tutorial guide for PHP7 + nginx + phpbb 3.2.x?

Post by destinationsound » Tue Nov 14, 2017 11:16 pm

I have been trying to get this working without any luck.

We are running a server on digitalocean and have setup nginx with PHP7 to stay as secure and up to date as possible, not to mention the speed increase.

Our main site is WordPress and we wanted to create a subdomain (or ideally a nestled website at MYSTIE.com/forums) for our forum. obviously, phpBB is the goto answer for this. On a test environment using apache it works flawlessly, but on nginx there's so many issues.

Is there a definitive guide for this setup anywhere? I've seen some older posts from about 2014 but those didn't solve my problems.

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Re: Is there a tutorial guide for PHP7 + nginx + phpbb 3.2.x?

Post by 3Di » Tue Nov 14, 2017 11:41 pm

There is a sample nginx configuration file for phpBB in every installation's docs folder.
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Re: Is there a tutorial guide for PHP7 + nginx + phpbb 3.2.x?

Post by destinationsound » Tue Nov 14, 2017 11:58 pm

3Di wrote:
Tue Nov 14, 2017 11:41 pm
There is a sample nginx configuration file for phpBB in every installation's docs folder.
Ok cool.

So what your saying is after I have reviewed and implemented the config file and it still doesn't work it must be something I set up wrong on my server, and not further phpBB configuration?

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Re: Is there a tutorial guide for PHP7 + nginx + phpbb 3.2.x?

Post by 3Di » Wed Nov 15, 2017 12:19 am

Well, what I said is written on the tin but basically yes.
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Re: Is there a tutorial guide for PHP7 + nginx + phpbb 3.2.x?

Post by destinationsound » Wed Nov 15, 2017 8:09 am

3Di wrote:
Wed Nov 15, 2017 12:19 am
Well, what I said is written on the tin but basically yes.
Have you ever setup 3.2.x on nginx server?

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Re: Is there a tutorial guide for PHP7 + nginx + phpbb 3.2.x?

Post by AmigoJack » Wed Nov 15, 2017 8:38 am

there's so many issues
...
it still doesn't work
Without looking at actual error messages it will stay that way. Have you considered consulting the nginx manual in case you don't know where they could be?
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Re: Is there a tutorial guide for PHP7 + nginx + phpbb 3.2.x?

Post by Mick » Wed Nov 15, 2017 9:01 am

Also, server set up is beyond the scope of these forums.
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Re: Is there a tutorial guide for PHP7 + nginx + phpbb 3.2.x?

Post by Bearhuman » Wed Nov 15, 2017 10:31 am

I second this. The config file was tested on only nginx 0.8.35.

I managed to get to the install page with that conf file. (In doc folder and the area51 github)

But endlessly loops after the add database page on install.
Is this the issue you had destination sound? Just curious?

Also has anyone got a stable build on a mainline build

Not a legacy build?

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Re: Is there a tutorial guide for PHP7 + nginx + phpbb 3.2.x?

Post by destinationsound » Wed Nov 15, 2017 10:33 pm

Bearhuman wrote:
Wed Nov 15, 2017 10:31 am
I second this. The config file was tested on only nginx 0.8.35.

I managed to get to the install page with that conf file. (In doc folder and the area51 github)

But endlessly loops after the add database page on install.
Is this the issue you had destination sound? Just curious?

Also has anyone got a stable build on a mainline build

Not a legacy build?

Yes! These furthest I got was an install loop as you described.

Anyone have thoughts? I’m using the newest mainline nginx

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Re: Is there a tutorial guide for PHP7 + nginx + phpbb 3.2.x?

Post by AmigoJack » Thu Nov 16, 2017 8:06 am

Bearhuman wrote:
Wed Nov 15, 2017 10:31 am
endlessly loops after the add database page on install
Again: what do the logs say?
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