How to install PhpBB on Linux mint 18.03
To install PhpBB on Linux mint 18.03
phpBB is an open source forum software that provides a virtual space for discussion among the members of your website. It has a variety of features like flat topic structure, sub-forums, forum-specific styles, user groups, group-based permissions, database query and template caching, support for PHP 7, multiple database engines and much more.
To install LAMP(Apache, MariaDB and php7.0)
In MariaDB (create database and user and give privileges to that user)
Php installation with required following modules
add-apt-repository ppa:ondrej/php apt-get update apt-get install php7.0 php7.0-mysql php7.0-curl php7.0-json php7.0-cgi libapache2-mod-php7.0 php7.0-mcrypt php7.0-xmlrpc php7.0-gd php7.0-mbstring php7.0 php7.0-common php7.0-xmlrpc php7.0-soap php7.0-xml php7.0-intl php7.0-cli php7.0-ldap php7.0-zip php7.0-readline php7.0-imap php7.0-tidy php7.0-recode php7.0-sq php7.0-intl
Download a phpBB cms package using by wget command.
linuxhelp ~ # wget https://www.phpbb.com/files/release/phpBB-3.2.2.zip --2018-08-18 05:43:40-- https://www.phpbb.com/files/release/phpBB-3.2.2.zip Resolving www.phpbb.com (www.phpbb.com)... 22.214.171.124 Connecting to www.phpbb.com (www.phpbb.com)|126.96.36.199|:443... connected. HTTP request sent, awaiting response... 200 OK Length: 7934361 (7.6M) [application/zip] Saving to: ‘phpBB-3.2.2.zip’ phpBB-3.2.2.zip 100%[=========================================>] 7.57M 1.12MB/s in 8.1s 2018-08-18 05:43:50 (958 KB/s) - ‘phpBB-3.2.2.zip’ saved [7934361/7934361]
The downloaded package is a zip file, so we need to unzip the package now.
linuxhelp ~ # unzip phpBB-3.2.2.zip Archive: phpBB-3.2.2.zip creating: phpBB3/ creating: phpBB3/language/ creating: phpBB3/language/en/ inflating: phpBB3/language/en/viewforum.php inflating: phpBB3/language/en/memberlist.php inflating: phpBB3/language/en/install.php . . . inflating: phpBB3/images/upload_icons/flash.gif inflating: phpBB3/images/upload_icons/zip.gif inflating: phpBB3/images/upload_icons/mid.gif inflating: phpBB3/images/index.htm inflating: phpBB3/images/spacer.gif
Change the ownership and permission for phpBB directory
linuxhelp ~ # ls phpBB3 phpBB-3.2.2.zip linuxhelp ~ # chown -R www-data:www-data phpBB3/ linuxhelp ~ # chmod -R 775 phpBB3
Move the composer directory into the /html location
linuxhelp ~ # mv phpBB3/ /var/www/html/
Create a new virtual host configuration to accessing the phpBB cms application
linuxhelp ~ # cd /etc/apache2/sites-available/ linuxhelp sites-available # vim php.conf <VirtualHost *:80> ServerName www.linuxhelp1.com DocumentRoot /var/www/html/phpBB3/ <Directory /var/www/html/phpBB3/> AllowOverride All allow from all </Directory> </VirtualHost>
Enable the site access.
linuxhelp sites-available # a2ensite php.conf Enabling site php. To activate the new configuration, you need to run: service apache2 reload
Enable the rewrite module.
linuxhelp sites-available # a2enmod rewrite Enabling module rewrite. To activate the new configuration, you need to run: service apache2 restart
Entry to the host file
linuxhelp sites-available # vim /etc/hosts <your ip address> <your domain name>
Then we need to restart the apache2 service
linuxhelp sites-available # systemctl restart apache2.service
Now you can proceed the further installation and configuration from the browser by navigating to the following URL of http://local IP (or) domain name
The installation setup of phpBB appears on your screen. Proceed with the installation.
In the next page, you need to fill the admin detail and click Submit.
In the next page, you need to fill database details and click Submit.
Next, you should fill server configuration details and click Submit.
After that, you need to fill the email-configuration details and click Submit.
on the below following page, you need to give the site details and click Submit.
phpBB is getting installed now.
The installation is now complete, Click on ‘Take me to ACP.’
The admin page of the phpBB now appears on the screen.
with this, the method to install phpBB on Linuxmint-18.03 comes to an end.
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