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Building Online Communities with phpBB 2 by Stoyan Stefanov, Mike Lothar, Jeremy Rogers

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Chapter 2. Installing and Configuring phpBB

Now that you have a general idea of what phpBB is, it is time to install it on your server or your personal computer and to start using it. The installation process is generally not hard—phpBB has a built-in browser-based installer that makes the job much easier—but there are some pre-requisites and some details you need to be aware of before you begin. There are also some post-installation tasks that you need to perform once phpBB is installed on your system. In this second chapter of the book you will learn:

  • What are the pre-requisites before you install phpBB
  • How to download and install phpBB
  • The basic post-installation tasks, along with some security tips
  • Where and how to look for help when in trouble ...

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