You want to add a forum on your site and you have no idea how? phpBB is what you need.
This FAQ is for those who already have a web host, because to set up the forum, you must have an FTP server on which upload the folder containing the forum. Installation of a phpBB forum protocol requires PHP4 or higher and a MySQL database on your hosting service.
What is phpBB?
phpBB is a "pre-built" forum both open source and free. It is very customizable and easy to use.
Where can I download phpBB?
The latest version: http://www.phpbb.com/downloads/
- Download and unzip the file.
- Note that: To unzip, you will need a utility such as WinRAR or WinZip.
- Change if you want, name the file (right click on the folder > rename).
- Send the file to your FTP server. For this you can use, for example Filezilla.
- Go to: www.yourwebsite.com/phpBB3/install/index.php
- Note that: The url of the forum is the name of the folder containing the forum. Example:
- Follow the instructions. After installation, delete the installation folder (install) in your FTP.
- Your forum is installed and ready for use. You simply have to customize it.