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Server Settings Question

Post by 3seriestech » Tue Sep 11, 2012 3:43 pm

Hello,

I have my forum under the address 3seriestech.com.

I would like it to be under the script path www.3seriestech.com/forum.

How do I get my script path for my forum changed from www.3seriestech.com to www.3seriestech.com/forum?

Thank You

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Re: Server Settings Question

Post by KevC » Tue Sep 11, 2012 4:12 pm

Make a folder called /forum and move all the phpBB files in to it.
You shouldn't need to do anything else.
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Re: Server Settings Question

Post by 3seriestech » Tue Sep 11, 2012 5:09 pm

Thank you for the reply,

Do you know of a tutorial or faq on how to create/move the folder to the new specified location?

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Post by Lumpy Burgertushie » Tue Sep 11, 2012 5:23 pm

here it is:

1. use your ftp program to connect to your server
2. you should see all your phpbb files/folders on the right hand side.
3. on the left hand side, create a new folder named forum
4. drag and drop all the phpbb files and folders from the right side ( server ) to the left side ( your computer)
into that new folder named forum.
5. make sure all the phpbb files and folders are in that new folder named forum.
6. double check to make sure all the files are in the new forum folder on your computer.

7. delete all the phpbb files and folders from the server side. depending on your server setup there may be files/folders there that are not part of phpbb. Do not delete them.

8. now, drag the new forum folder from the computer side over to the server side and drop it.

that should be it.

you can now access your board by going to yourdomain.com/forum instead of yourdomain.com


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Re: Server Settings Question

Post by 3seriestech » Tue Sep 11, 2012 5:34 pm

Okay, I am using Cpanel file manager to do all this so i created a forum folder on the left side but it asked where to create the folder so i left it blank.

Now i suppose i am moving all my files under the public_html to my new forum folder. Then delete my public html folder.

Sorry for the questions but i just want to be 100% sure before i delete anything.

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Post by Lumpy Burgertushie » Tue Sep 11, 2012 5:39 pm

3seriestech wrote:Okay, I am using Cpanel file manager to do all this so i created a forum folder on the left side but it asked where to create the folder so i left it blank.

Now i suppose i am moving all my files under the public_html to my new forum folder. Then delete my public html folder.

Sorry for the questions but i just want to be 100% sure before i delete anything.
no, no , no.

do NOT ever delete the public_html folder that is the root of your whole website.

do NOT use the file manager. get a good ftp program like filezilla ( free)

learn how to use it to connect to the server.

like I said, there will be other files in your public_html folder that are not part of phpbb so don't move or delete them.

there will be a folder named cgi-bin there will be a couple of other files in there as well. you have to compare what is part of phpbb and what is not.

if you do not have it, download a complete copy of phpbb to your computer. unzip it and then you will have the files and folders to compare with what is on the server.

only delete what you are sure is a part of phpbb.


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Re: Server Settings Question

Post by 3seriestech » Tue Sep 11, 2012 5:47 pm

ok i will try and move some stuff around, but remain very hesitant lol.

Thank you for the advice/direction. I dont know why i didnt set it up with that script in the first place. Now that i am trying to develop a landing page, it seems ridiculous i didnt do it.

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Re: Server Settings Question

Post by Lumpy Burgertushie » Tue Sep 11, 2012 6:35 pm

3seriestech wrote:ok i will try and move some stuff around, but remain very hesitant lol.

Thank you for the advice/direction. I dont know why i didnt set it up with that script in the first place. Now that i am trying to develop a landing page, it seems ridiculous i didnt do it.
just be sure that you backup your files by downloading them to your computer.
once they are there, you can't mess up so bad that you can't recover in just a few minutes.

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Re: Server Settings Question

Post by 3seriestech » Tue Sep 11, 2012 11:49 pm

Yeah I'll have to figure out how to do that too HAHA. Obviously im a rookie.

Thanks for all the help. I may end up paying someone to do it, because of so much time i've put in already and the high probability of messing it all up.

Thank You

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Re: Server Settings Question

Post by KevC » Wed Sep 12, 2012 8:16 am

3seriestech wrote:Thanks for all the help. I may end up paying someone to do it, because of so much time i've put in already and the high probability of messing it all up.
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It's a 5 minute job.
In your FTP application, make a folder called /forum.
Download all the phpBB folders and files.
Upload them to the new forum folder.
That's it.

It's not more complicated than moving things from one folder to another on your own PC.

If it's a brand new board and you haven't even done anything with it yet you can just delete what you have and reinstall it in a folder called /forum instead.
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Re: Server Settings Question

Post by RMcGirr83 » Wed Sep 12, 2012 10:30 am

Make sure you check the settings in filezilla for file extensions (images aren't saved with an extension and will cause problems) and you will have to change your forum script location within the ACP from / to /forum
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Re: Server Settings Question

Post by Lumpy Burgertushie » Wed Sep 12, 2012 2:54 pm

RMcGirr83 wrote:Make sure you check the settings in filezilla for file extensions (images aren't saved with an extension and will cause problems) and you will have to change your forum script location within the ACP from / to /forum
only if you have the force settings set to yes.

but I think we may be confusing the OP with all the other options here.

just follow the instructions above , exactly and in order an you will be fine.

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