How to install phpBB?

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  1. anvesh

    anvesh New Member

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    I am not able to install phpBB on my site (hosted on janhost.com). I've uploaded the folder phpBB2 to root. I was able to open install.php file. I've also made an empty mysql database. I filled the details in install.php file. When I press install button, following msg comes "phpBB : Critical Error
    Could not connect to the database".
     
  2. Zeeshan Quireshi

    Zeeshan Quireshi C# Be Sharp !

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    Please dont use phpBB it's very bugged , use SMF simplemachines.org it's much better and free .

    well maybe u've entered the wrong address for ur mysql server or u've entered da wrong password
     
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    Choto Cheeta Rebooting

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    u must set the permission of file config.php to 777 and images/avatars/ to 777....

    and follow this guide Installing phpBB
     
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    Zeeshan Quireshi C# Be Sharp !

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    maybe u've not created a db for your forum , i think ( well it seems silly but may be possible )
     
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    kjuvale Pharmaguru

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    ya sometime such silly things happens, happened with me same error and i found that wrong database name was given, so check all things carefully in config.php and tally them with your host acoount data like paths and passwords,etc.
     
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    gary4gar GaurishSharma.com

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    also check the nameserver of ur hosting comp are corretly entered in config file
     
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