How to Install phpBB via Softaculous?

Today, in this tutorial we will describe the procedure to install phpBB via Softaculous.

Install phpBB via Softaculous
  • Login to cPanel and go inside Software section.
  • You can also search for softaculous in search bar and navigate to Softaculous Apps Installer in Software section.

    Features of cPanel
    Softaculous Apps Installer
  • On the next page, scroll down to Forums section and select phpBB.
  • Click over Install Now and proceed to install phpBB via Softaculous in cPanel.

    Install phpBB
  • You will be directed to the next page. Fill-up the required credentials to set up the installation.
  • In Software Setup section,  Choose Installation URL, choose the URL to install the software.
    1. Choose Protocol: Select protocol for your website URL from the drop down.
    2. Choose Domain: Select the domain for you want to install phpBB. (If you have multiple domains, then select the one from the drop down list).
    3. In Directory: Enter the directory name in which you want to install all the files and directories of phpBB. (If you leave this box blank it will install in your domain directory).
  • In Board Settings,
    1. Board Name: Enter the name of your forum that will appear on your website.
    2. Site Description: Write in brief about your forum.
    3. Board Email: Enter a valid email for the forum.

      Set-Up Installation
  • In Admin Account,
    1. Admin Username: Enter the username which you will use to access your admin panel.
    2. Admin Password: Generate a strong password to login to your admin panel.
    3. Admin Email: Enter the email where you will receive all your updates.
  • Scroll down to Choose Language from the drop down and then Advanced Options to set up database details.

    Choose Language and Set-Up Database
  • Click over Install and complete the Installation. As the installation gets completed, you will receive a message.

    Successfully Installed phpBB

You will get Installation and Administrative URL. Steps to login to Admin Control Panel is given as well. Now, click over installation URL and you will be directed to front page of the forum.

Front Page of phpBB

That’s It !

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