Spin up Ubuntu 12.10 x64 droplet:
export DEBIAN_FRONTEND=noninteractive apt-get -y install apache2 mysql-server mysql-client php5 php5-mysql php5-gd imagemagick
We will create database 'phpBB' and user 'phpBB' with password 'PassWord', make sure to change it to your own value:
mysqladmin create phpBB mysql -Bse "create user 'phpBB'@'localhost' identified by 'PassWord';" mysql -Bse "grant all privileges on \`phpBB\`.* to 'phpBB'@'localhost';" mysqladmin flush-privileges
You can find latest version of phpBB from their website. We will download latest version and copy it over into Apache's default folder:
wget https://www.phpbb.com/files/release/phpBB-3.0.12.zip unzip phpBB-3.0.12.zip rm -rf /var/www/* cp -R phpBB3/* /var/www/
cd /var/www for files in config.php cache files store images/avatars/upload/; do chmod 777 $files; done
Navigate over to http://IP/install (http://18.104.22.168/install/ in our case):
Click on 'Install' tab:
You should have all the required packages already installed:
Enter Database Credentials, replacing PassWord with your own value:
Database type: MySQL with MySQLi Extension Database server hostname or DSN: localhost Database name: phpBB Database username: phpBB Database password: PassWord
If you set it up correctly, you should see a successful database connection:
In this next step you should setup your admin username and password:
Setup E-mail settings if you have a custom SMTP server, otherwise stick with the default values:
Your installation should now be (almost) complete:
After you are done installing phpBB you should delete /install folder:
rm -rf /var/www/install
Now you should be able to access your phpBB forum at your droplet's IP address:
To access admin interface, click on "Administration Control Panel" at the bottom of the page:
And you are all done!
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