SMF 1.1.x to phpBB3

Frequently Asked Questions

500 Internal Server Error, Blank Page, Missing Posts

If you are having problems with your server timing out, 'going away', producing blank pages or giving you a '500 Internal Error' message, overriding the server ini settings to increase memory may solve the issue.

Open phpbb3/install/install_convert.php


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* @package install
* @version $Id$
* @copyright (c) 2006 phpBB Group
* @license GNU Public License


After add:

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@ini_set('memory_limit', '256M');
@ini_set('upload_max_filesize', '128M');
@ini_set('post_max_size', '256M');
@ini_set('max_input_time', '-1');
@ini_set('max_execution_time', '-1');
@ini_set('expect.timeout', '-1');
@ini_set('default_socket_timeout', '-1');

Some servers do not allow you to override the ini settings. If this is the case, you will need to do the conversion locally on your own computer. Use EasyPHP, WampServer, or XAMPP.
Some helpful tips are in this Knowledge Base article, Offline Conversions