I am having trouble installing my phpbb2 board. When I go to install it in the main directory in my hosting service I get the following message:
We are going to install this board in /home/moneyonf/public_html/
Error: /home/moneyonf/public_html/ already exists
And I cannot install it in the top directory which is the www or public_html
Consequently, I cannot access my forum at my domain (ex. www.mydomain.com ) and I have to create it in another directory (ex. www/forum or public_html/forum) This means that I will have to type in (ex. www.mydomain.com/forum) to access the forum
Please help me around this, my aim is to have to forum installed in the top directory and to have the Forum index as my home page.
Oh ok. You would have to do a fresh (manual) install instead if you want your phpBB in the root.
1. Create a mysql database, and add a user to it - can be done easily from CPanel
2. Go to phpBB's website and download the latest version
3. Read the documentation
4. Upload necessary files (from a specific directory, I don't remember which one exactly but it should be in the docs)
5. Go to installation file via browser (should be indicated in the docs), and follow onscreen directions
I don't quiet follow you there. I don't know if it will cause you any problems, because I don't know if you are using any databases right now, and for what. It should not cause you any problems if you aren't actually using any of the databases.
Basically, start by removing the useless databases that CPanel created for you for each failed attempt to install a forum.
Then create a new one, give it a better name... then create a new user, and add that user to the new database.
Use the new database information during the manual installation process of phpBB.
[QUOTE]I don't think you can find a password from CPanel. You would have to look at the configuration file where username, password, database name, host name, etc. information is sent automatically.[QUOTE/]
where can I find and what is the name of the configuration file?
If the database was created by CPanel during the "one click" installation process, then look for the file config.php in the directory you attempted to install the forums. If this was the database for the forums you tried to install in root, then the file may not be there as the installation failed. In that case, the database is no good...
If you installed the forums in some other directory, then look in that directory for config.php file.