Deleting the install and contrib Directories

If you click Finish Installation immediately after finishing with the installer, you'll see a message like the one shown in Figure 8-3.

Figure 8-3. phpBB reminding you to delete the /install and /contrib directories

Figure 8-3. phpBB reminding you to delete the /install and /contrib directories

Why won't phpBB run after this point? Leaving the /install and /contrib directories provides a great way for a hacker to overwrite your database settings and cause havoc. At this point, anyone can rerun the installer and hijack your board. So, it's vital that you remove these directories. Simply log in with your FTP client or with your shell, navigate to where phpBB is located, and delete the /install and /contrib directories.

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