Updated on Jan 6, 2016
There is no other opensource bulletin board (forum) application like pphBB 3. Used by millions of people around the world this application offers the best forum experience you can find from such type of web application.
In this tutorial we will cover the automatic installation of the phpBB 3 forum platform using the Softaculous auto installer available in all of our packages.
To begin with the installation you will need to access the Softaculous auto installer available in your cPanel>Softaculous.
This icon will redirect you directly to the interface of the installer where you should be able to find the phpBB 3 platform either by navigating to the forums tab and then choosing the phpBB 3 plarform from the left vertical menu.
Or by directly typing into the search box located at the top right part of the page:
No matter which method will be used you will always end up browsing the Overview page for the platform.
Now if you click on the Install button you will be redirected to the installation interface where you should be able to install the application
Once the Install page you will need to fill the required fields (described below) so the installation process can be finished.
Of course there are few advanced options related to the backup of your forum. This backup solutions is supported and provided by Softaculous. If you would like to use it you will need to select the frequency of the backups viathe Automated backups drop down menu and then the Backup Rotation which is the number of backups Softaculous will keep for your application.
Once you have confiured all of these options you can press the Install button located at the bottom of the page so the installation process can begin. The process is fairly fast and if there are no errors with the installation in few seconds you will receive a message that the forum platform is installed properly:
There you have it – nice and easy automatic installation of your phpBB 3 forum platform!