Creating a Forum through phpBB and some common problem faced during its installation

What is phpBB ??

           phpBB is a free flat-forum bulletin board software solution that can be used to stay in touch with a group of people or can power your entire website. With an extensive database of user-created modifications and styles database containing hundreds of style and image packages to customise your board, you can create a very unique forum in minutes.No other bulletin board software offers a greater complement of features, while maintaining efficiency and ease of use. Best of all, phpBB is completely free.

Setting up phpBB

  • Download the phpBB package. Extract it and put under the htdocs folder.
  • Run the apache server and open the site.
  • You will be taken through a variuos steps of installation through a nice wizard.

Common Error: Connection timeout during installation


  • Open xampp control panel, in the first row of buttons corresponding to the Apache server, click on the config button and then open “php.ini” file
  • Then search for “max_execution_time” and change its value from 30 to 120.
  • This will prevent the timeout problem.

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