Running the Install Script

The phpBB install script is located in the /install subdirectory where phpBB is installed. Get your database information from your host handy, open a web browser, and navigate to the following URL (making the appropriate substitutions for your domain name and path to phpBB):

www.yourserver.com/yourphpBBpath/install/install.pbp

When you arrive at install.php, you will be presented with the form shown in Figure 8-1.

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Thank you for choosing phpBB 2. In order to complete this install please fill out the details requested below. Please note that the database you install into should already exist. If you are installing to a database that uses ODBC, e.g. MS Access you should first create a DSN for it before proceeding.

Thank you for choosing phpBB 2. In order to complete this install please fill out the details requested below. Please note that the database you install into should already exist. If you are installing to a database that uses ODBC, e.g. MS Access you should first create a DSN for it before proceeding.

Figure 8-1. The first page of the phpBB installation script

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