phpBB is a free flat-forum bulletin board software solution that can be used to stay in touch with a group of people or can power your entire website. With an extensive database of user-created modifications and styles database containing hundreds of style and image packages to customise your board, you can create a very unique forum in minutes.
In post we will show you how to install phpbb in Ubuntu Linux.
Before to start installing the Forum, we will need to Install first LAMP in ubuntu, to complete this step, follow the installation instructions in our previous post.
Now lets start with the installation:
1-First create a new database (example phppp) for phpBB3
When LAMP and phpmyadmin is installed, open phpmyadmin by typing the following in your browser :
and then create a new database. Then write down the username and the password , will be used later during phpbb installation.
2- Download satble version of phpBB3 from phpbb.com
First download phpBB3, then extract the content to the apache directory /var/www
pirat9@puppetclient:~$ ls -r /var/www/phpBB* /var/www/phpBB-3.0.8.zip
web.config styles posting.php index.php faq.php common.php
viewtopic.php style.php memberlist.php includes download cache
viewonline.php store mcp.php images docs adm
viewforum.php search.php language files cron.php
3- Open the browser http://ip/phpBB3 or http://hostname/phpBB3
you will get this page
4-Click to install
5-Proceed to the Next step
5-Check if config.php has chmod 777
6- Start the Install
Now input :
the Hostname or Ip of the Mysql Server
mysql server port
database name (phpbb)
database user :
7-proceed to the next step to test the connection
8-configure the admin account, password and email
9- Next step to proceed
10- Configure some advanced settings
11-next to complete the installation
12-Click login to access the admin control panel
13-Now you acces your forum with http://ip/phpBB3 , but dont forget to move or remove the install directory. from
14- Start your Forum and Enjoy