PHP Bulletin Board 2 - A forum that uses the PHP platform

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With basic knowledge of FTP, the following steps can be used to quickly get started.
Download and unzip the latest version of PHPBB2 from the manufacturer’s website: http://www.phpbb.com/downloads.php

1. Upload the PHPBB2 folder to the root of the website (or any other place, retaining its directory structure).

2. Change the permissions on the PHPBB2 folder to include WRITE and DELETE for the EVERYONE user group under SITE in the FILE PERMISSIONS area of the Control Center at https://www.webcontrolcenter.com/domain.apsx . Be sure to also check the APPLY TO ALL SUB FOLDERS AND FILES box.

3. Using a web browser (Internet Explorer) visit the location of the PHPBB2 directory on your web site with an addition to the path of install/install.php:
http://www.EXAMPLE.com/phpBB2/install/install.php

4. At this point, follow the installation directions for PHPBB2 that are located on your website. Fill out all the requested information and click SUBMIT.

5. Change the permissions on the PHPBB2 folder to remove WRITE and DELETE from the EVERYONE user group under SITE in FILE PERMISSIONS area of the Control Center at https://www.webcontrolcenter.com/domain.apsx . Be sure to also check the APPLY TO ALL SUB FOLDERS AND FILES box.

6. Click the COMPLETE INSTALLATION button or revisit the location you entered above,
PHPBB2 should now be available. Once PHPBB2 is successfully installed, remove the install/ and contrib/ directories. Leaving these in place is a very serious potential security risk which may lead to the deletion or alteration of files. **Please note that until these directories are removed PHPBB2 will not operate and a warning message will be displayed. Beyond these essential deletions you may also wish to delete the docs/ directory.

If PHPBB2 is not working correctly, please read a more detailed version at http://www.phpbb.com/support/documents.php?mode=install

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