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

siteworx softaculous icon

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

phpBB 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
  • Site Description: Site Description
  • Board E-mail: The forums e-mail address.

phpBB install screen

  • Write all the appropriate information under the “Admin Account” field:
    • Admin Username: Your new phpBB username (Avoid using “Administrator” or the “Admin” username).
    • Admin Password: Type strong password.
    • Admin Email: Write your e-mail address.

phpBB 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 phpBB.

  • Choose the language of your choice in the “Language” filed.
    • 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” button. 

softaculous install button

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