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.