PhpBB Help. will anyone help me... install php...

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please help...


i will give you all the ftp passwords and usernames...

also i will make you an admin...

i would just like to say that... i do own a forum and my new forum will have at least 80,000 poeple on it...

so please leave a message below and i will get back to you through pm with all the passwords ok

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why would we want to go to your forum, when we have such a lovely
one right here? makes no sense to go into pizza hut and tell all the
people there that your pizza is better.
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Haha thats funny Unflux, good point :)

As far as help with PHPBB, if you do not understand how to do a certain task to set it up, just ask away. I am not sure someone will actually go in and do it for you unless you pay money however. Feel free to ask all the questions you need though if you do not understand the instructions that came with PHPBB.
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80k people.. wow where have you gotten your people from seems quite large... why not just join our happy forum and pitch in around here and help it grow? just a thought! :-)
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Well what can i say...

i no people who no people who no people... and i also run a chain of forums...

but this forum is a nice little forum....

if this forum does go as hign as 50,000 it might just make it crap...

this forum is suitable to handle upto 12,000 at least...

the trouble is ... i allways have people helping me with making forums..

but i have never actually made one...

SO THIS IS A CHANCE TO PROVE MYSELF....


please help

the faster i do get help completeing my forum ... the more people i will be greatful for... this wil enable this forum to bring more people in...

unless if you dont want more people... then i would understand...

( i will give you all the ftp passwords... cos it would be easier if someone did it for me...)

thanks for reading
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I think Gadget, UNFLUX and BigWeb pretty much covered everything.

In life, eventually your going to have to do things on your own or you'll never make it. The majority of us here are business man. Time is money. We usually don't have time, unless it involves money. Like BigWeb said, if theres a specific question, ask away. If not, you might need to *cough* up some $$ to get someone here to install it for you. :roll:
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i don't understand why we or anyone would help you to get your forum
bigger more quickly than working on our own in the first place? just to
get us more visitors second-hand from yours?

No thanks.
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Jimmie and Unflux pretty much said what I was going to say on this. Again if you need help Ashman with a particular installation question, feel free to just ask. I really doubt anybody here is going to do it for you though.
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ashman wrote:
Well what can i say...

the trouble is ... i allways have people helping me with making forums..

but i have never actually made one...

SO THIS IS A CHANCE TO PROVE MYSELF....


Yup exactly, you should try to prove yourself and try the installation yourself, and figure out exactly what you are doing wrong if you are failing. Thats where we can come in and help you with problems. Just explain your problem clearly.
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I have Constantly tried and tried...

dont get anywhere...

offcourse i would love for this forum to get bigger and bigger by my help...

but i cant do that unless i am made a high authority like an admin...

i understand that it takes time to become one and you must prove yourself... but if i do bring alot of visitors in i will probably get through out of the forum for good...

and if there are phpbb helpers in here...

WHY DOES IT ALLWAYS SAY

"cannot connect to the database" !

thanks for reading
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Well first make sure you have MySQL setup. Make sure you know what database you need to connect to. Make sure you have the right username, and make sure you have the right password. You should be able to find all this info out from your host.
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Bigwebmaster wrote:
Well first make sure you have MySQL setup.


here mate i dont no anything about an mysql... do you have to install it on ya pc and then transfer it onto your ftp...

and do you have to fiddle about with the database when you put it on...
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I AM GETTING SO MAD...

i want to prove that it is impossible to installhttp://www.myashman.netfirms.com/cgi-bin/phpBB2/install/install.php


please help

thankyou
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ashman wrote:
Bigwebmaster wrote:
Well first make sure you have MySQL setup.


here mate i dont no anything about an mysql... do you have to install it on ya pc and then transfer it onto your ftp...

and do you have to fiddle about with the database when you put it on...


Do you run your own server, or do you have a virtual server with a host? If you are on a virtual server with some host, you need to talk to them about it as they would have to install MySQL and get it running.
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ok...

phpbb is aload of trouble !

i dont think i will ever use it now...

i want another community board like phpbb but not as complicated CAN ANYONE HELP

cheers
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ashman wrote:
I AM GETTING SO MAD...

i want to prove that it is impossible to installhttp://www.myashman.netfirms.com/cgi-bin/phpBB2/install/install.php


please help

thankyou


First off, why is it impossible to install? It is not impossible sir. When I goto your page I get the installation page which simply asks for your configuration info. You need to ask your host for that info, that is, if they even provide you with MySQL access. This is what I get when I goto your site:

Basic Configuration
Default board language: English
Database Type: MySQL 3.x or MySQL 4.x
Choose your installation method: Install

Database Configuration
Database Server Hostname / DSN:
Your Database Name:
Database Username:
Database Password:
Prefix for tables in database:

Admin Configuration
Admin Email Address:
Domain Name:
Server Port:
Script path:
Administrator Username:
Administrator Password:
Administrator Password [ Confirm ]:

When you fill it in you will need to know if its MySQL 3.x or MySQL 4.x
Contact your host to find out that question.

For the Database Configuration you will need to get all that information from your host. There is no way you can know that information without them letting you know what it is. So you either need to ask or look at the e-mail they gave you when you signed up or something. Or if you had an admin area that they have provided you with, look there.

The Admin Configuration should be self explanatory if not ask if you do not understand something.
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ok i will contaact them...

but i doubt if i will get a reply...
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http://www.netfirms.com[/url]

ok

i will contact you for more deatails...


can you show me an example of what your install.php looked like

thanks
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Look here:

http://www.netfirms.com/hostingChart

Your host does not provide you with any database to access as far as I can tell. Do you see anything with regards to MySQL? I do not. Why don't you find a host that gives you access to that stuff?
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My install.php looked exactly like your page that shows up. When I goto your page though I get a warning that says the page is temporarily unvailable. If you keep refreshing it finally works though. Looks like your host is having major problems to me. There are tons of hosts out there which offer these things including me. There may be free hosts out there that give MySQL support but I doubt it.
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Just a few ideas. First of all, I didn't see which package you have, but the two more expensive packages do offer MySQL. Second, the PHPBB does not need to be in the cgi-bin...in fact, i've had trouble running PHP from the cgi-bin, but that's not your main problem...your main problem (and the reason its saying "Cannot connect to database") is that you don't have a database set up. You may be able to do this simply in the admin section of your site. once it is set up, and you set up a username/password for it, you should be able to install the PHPBB and it should work fine.
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Ahh yes I see that now, I must have overlooked it. It was late at night when I was looking through those plans. Forgive me haha. If he pays with that host then, he would get MySQL access. For some reason though I think he is using the free package, because I see ads by the host there.
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and you call yourself a site admin :roll:

sorry i had to. :P
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UNFLUX wrote:
and you call yourself a site admin :roll:

sorry i had to. :P


Im not pefect haha, more perfect then you though :wink:
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Bigwebmaster wrote:
more perfect then you though

pssh :roll:
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If you want an easier way to go to get a free forum going you might check out this new addition I added today. Someone just submitted it today to the site:

http://www.bigwebmaster.com/555.html
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Now that is just useless...

if i wanted i could just use my old one still with 80,000 of people....

but i dont...

i want a domain that is the cheapest you can get...

WITH NO monthly or yearly charge....

how can ya handle that!

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Where is your old one with 80,000 people? What is the domain name?
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i'm also interested in seeing the board you speak of...URL please?

forgive me I don't believe you. :roll:
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i cant understand why i wound want to help people... when there is no help comming this way...
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No disrespect, but I think you're the ONLY one in this thread asking for help...
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