phpBB 3.1 Ascraeus has an easy to use installation system that will guide you through the installation process.

After you have decompressed the phpBB3 archive and uploaded the files to the location where you want it to be installed, you need to enter the URL into your browser to open the installation screen. The first time you point your browser to the URL ( for instance), phpBB will detect that it is not yet installed and automatically redirect you to the installation screen.

Figure 1.1. Introduction


The introduction page of the installation system.


Make sure the .htaccess file in the root level of the phpBB3 folder is included in the upload.