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  • Sign-in to your SiteWork account.
  • Right under the “SiteWorx Menu” > “Hosting Features”.
  • Select the “Softaculous”

siteworx softaculous icon

  • SiteWork will redirect you to the Softaculous interface.
  • Navigate to “Forums” at the left side of your screen, click on it, “SMF” link will appear, again, click on it.

SMF softaculous

  • Finally, tap on the “Install”

SMF install button

  • Now, write all the appropriate information in the relevant fields:

Choose Protocol: leave this as it is.

Choose Domain: leave this as it is. You will only need to make changes If you have multiple domains.

In Directory: If you want to install this in a directory, like testdomain.com/forums, enter the directory name. Else, leave this blank to install in your main domain testdomain.com

  • Write all the appropriate information in the “Board Settings” field:

Board Name: Name of the forum

SMF install screen


Visual verification image to display: Useful for spam prevention.


Board E-mail: The forums e-mail address.

  • Write all the appropriate information under the “Admin Account” field:

Admin Username: Your new SMF username (Avoid using “Administrator” or the “Admin” username.)

Admin Password: Type strong password.

Admin Email: Write your e-mail address.

SMF install screen2

Note: Remember your admin username and password or copy that on a notepad as you will be required to add these login details for the access of the admin area of your SMF.

  • Choose the language of your choice in the “Language”
  • You can choose your native language. English is by-default.

Advanced Options: again, leave it as it is. In case, you want to edit the Database name or you require an automatic backup, you may need to make changes.

Remember: Creating many backups will have most of the disk space.

  • At the end of your screen, click on the “install”

softaculous install button

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