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php2bb

I have tried installing this little forum system to no avail. Nowhere in the instructions does it mention how to install if there is 2 seperate cgi and http servers. I have tried copying all files to both servers and then tried running the install.php file on the cgi server but all i get is a internal server error page.
Any help will be appreciated.
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RE: php2bb

Hi,

You should install it onto the cgi server but not in your cgi-bin directory. Create a new directory such as 'phpbb' in the root (outer most) directory.

You can then access the system from
http://cgi.<username>.force9.co.uk/phpbb/

You can then also use this URL for the link from the main html pages on your site.

I have only been using this for a little while but have found it does everything I need. You can also download mods for it from www.phpbb.com

If you need anymore help let me know

Andrew
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RE: php2bb

I have managed to install the folder outside the cgi-bin and the installer now works, how do i link my web address so that if anyone types it in they get redirected to the phpbb site?
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RE: php2bb

I'm not sure how to redirect, but you could just create a link from your homepage to

http://cgi.<username>.force9.co.uk

That should do it.

Andrew
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RE: php2bb

You could just create an index.htm file that has the following META tag in to automatically redirect the user without them knowing, place the index file in the folder that you want the people to goto to get forwarded to your cgi space....

<meta http-equiv="refresh" content="0;url=http://cgi.username.force9.co.uk/phpbb" />

in the content parameter the first number is the amount of seconds that the meta will wait to refresh the page, the url is purposly not quoted as you are already inside quotes.

any problems, drop me a line: chris@cjtm.co.uk

That should work just fine.



> I have managed to install the folder outside the cgi-bin and the installer now works, how do i link my web address so that if anyone types it in they get redirected to the phpbb site?

Howell
Grafter
Posts: 26
Registered: 30-07-2007

php2bb

I have installed this to my space but cannot get past the install page as i don't know the details it is asking for?

can someone help me out with these please?

It keeps saying on the Admin section the passwords I have entered are not the same but they are most deffinatley areHuh
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Installing phpBB2

I wrote up a fairly comprehensive set of instructions for installing phpBB2 in the What's the difference between CGI and MySQL? thread (strange place for it, I know, but that was the question asked there!). You may find it has something of help to you.
Howell
Grafter
Posts: 26
Registered: 30-07-2007

php2bb

Thank you!!

:lol:
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php2bb

Yes I was going to say - phpBB used PHP and MySQL not CGI :shock:
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php2bb

Hi there,

I've try to upload of my site with CuteFTP with phpbb2 Folder inside htdocs folder but its seem not show up like this http://cgi.username.force9.co.uk/phpbb/
where am gone wrong ?

and i go back to MySQL to insection new table for Forum but i cannot find it

anyone can help me Plz

PlusNet show have put in there Forum Help Line which explain how to do put in correct same as Explain to E-Mail , Network, setup ADSL , CGI , PHP , Etc... why not Forum ?

thanks

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php2bb

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I've try to upload of my site with CuteFTP with phpbb2 Folder inside htdocs folder but its seem not show up like this http://cgi.username.force9.co.uk/phpbb/
where am gone wrong ?

and i go back to MySQL to insection new table for Forum but i cannot find it

anyone can help me Plz


I wasn't aware an htdocs directory was provided as standard on the cgi machine (crofters). There's just a cgi-bin directory initially, I believe.

You should upload your phpBB2 software to your home directory on crofters It will then have two sub-directories, cgi-bin and phpBB2; ie phpBB2 is at the same level as cgi-bin, not a subdirectory of it.

I provided step-by-step instructions for installing phpBB2 in the What's the difference between CGI and MySQL thread, which you might find useful.