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Install in root?

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Is it possible to install phpBB3 in the root web directory rather than the phpBB directory or some other?
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Re: Install in root?

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ctroyp wrote: Is it possible to install phpBB3 in the root web directory rather than the phpBB directory or some other?

Yes. I tried that. It worked pretty well.
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I just finished as well. And like you say, it worked well for me too.

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You can install it anywhere you like -- example.com/ or example.com/forum/ or example.com/communication/forum/ etc.
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Yes you can install it at everywhere, as long as you chmod 777 required folders (will be notice when you run install script).
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Out of curiosity, is there any advantage to installing the software in the root?
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Avaya wrote: Out of curiosity, is there any advantage to installing the software in the root?

It just depends on whether you want your members to go to http://www.myforums.com or http://www.myforums.com/forums.
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There is an advantage in that you can install multiple versions (phpbb2 and phpbb3) on the same domaine quite easily.
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Avaya wrote: Out of curiosity, is there any advantage to installing the software in the root?

No advantage -- it's just personal preference about what's the main direction of your site -- are forums first or not?
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If you install in the root, would you not have to change the "Script path", under General Configurations (version 2.0.x)?

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