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    Adding a forum ?

    Are there instructions on how to add a forum to my website somewhere?

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    I get a phpBB: Critical Error

    Could not connect to the database.

    Is there any documentation whatsoever that indicates how to set up a BB?
    Do I need to enable a database?

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    Quote Originally Posted by kotis View Post
    Do I need to enable a database?
    If whatever forum package you are trying to install requires a database, then, probably yes.

    Read the docs for the package, usually readme.txt or install.txt, for more detailed instructions.
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    Quote:
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    Do I need to enable a database?

    If whatever forum package you are trying to install requires a database, then, probably yes.

    Read the docs for the package, usually readme.txt or install.txt, for more detailed instructions.


    I use Powweb, they would do the install. There must be some documentation somewhere, but no one apparently knows if there is any. There is a link in KB to phpBB, but that of course tells me nothing about what to do on the powweb site.

    THere is also a link that tells you how to set things up once you are logged on. But there is nothing that indicates how to log on. http://www.powweb.com/support/tutori...b3_create.html

    THen there is a link on the control panel that says the Path to PHP is
    /usr/local/bin/php and when I put /usr/local/bin/php in the browser I get an errror.

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    Did you successfully complete the install? Here is a link that you may or may not have or need.. InstallCentral: phpBB
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    will let you know

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    /usr/local/bin/php is a root path for scripts you cannot access it via a browser.

    If you FTP uploaded the phpBB files yes you need to make a database in your OPS control panel before visiting the install.php in your browser. Installation instructions and much more about phpBB3 can be found here: http://www.phpbb.com/support/documentation/3.0/ Or just use the OPS Install Central installer snowmaker suggested. If you are still lost PM me and I'll install the latest version for you.
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