How to Install phpBB Forum via Softaculous in cPanel

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How to Install phpBB Forum via Softaculous in cPanel?
1. Log into your cPanel account.

2. In the "Software" section, click on "Softaculous App Installer" Icon.


3. cPanel will redirect you to the Softaculous Panel.

4. On the left side of your screen you should locate the "Forums" category. Click on it and then click on the "phpBB" link that will appear.



5. Click on the "Install" button.



6. Fill the necessary field under the "Software Setup" field:
  • Choose Protocol: You can leave this as it is.
  • Choose Domain: If you don't have multiple domains, leave this as it is.
  • In Directory: If you want to install this in a directory, for example example.com/forums, enter the directory name. Otherwise, leave this blank to install in your main domain example.com

7. Enter the following details under the "Board Settings" field:
  • Board Name: Name of the forum
  • Site Description: Site Description
  • Board E-mail: The forums e-mail address



8. Under the "Admin Account" field enter the following information:
  • Admin Username: Your new phpBB username (for security reason do not use the "Administrator" or the "Admin" username.)
  • Admin Password: Use a strong password.
  • Admin Email: Your e-mail address.


Note: Copy the admin username and password on a notepad because you will need these login details to access the admin area of your phpBB Forum.


9. Enter the following details under the "Choose Language" field:
  • Select Language: The default language of the forum is English.

10. Advanced Options: Leave this as it is, unless you want to change the database name or take an automated backup. Please note that taking frequent backups may take a lot of disk space.


Finally, scroll down to the end of page and click on the Install Button.


Thanks for reading our article on how to install phpBB on cPanel. If you have any questions feel free to ask us.

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I installed phpbb manually in the past but never install it with Softaculous, is Softaculous a free app in cPanel? I am using servers with cpanel but never used this before, maybe Softaculous is just running for shared hosting?
 

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I installed phpbb manually in the past but never install it with Softaculous, is Softaculous a free app in cPanel? I am using servers with cpanel but never used this before, maybe Softaculous is just running for shared hosting?
Hi MooseLucifer,

Thank you so much your question. My name is Mario and I would happy to assist you!

Softaculous - Is a one click installer library software. Here you can install many common software like: Wordpress, WHMCS, Joomla, etc.. It will auto install the software over 400+ software within your cPanel account of other control panel if that control panel supports it. Softaculous is a third party software: https://www.softaculous.com/

I installed phpbb manually in the past but never install it with Softaculous, is Softaculous a free app in cPanel? I am using servers with cpanel but never used this before, maybe Softaculous is just running for shared hosting?
Softaculous is available for any shared hosting server, VPS server, or Dedicated Server it is all supported. However just like cPanel Softaculous can be added to any VPS server or Dedicated via the linux command line.

What Control Panels Support Softaculous?: cPanel, Directadmin, Plesk, Interworx, cwp control panel, ISP manager, ISP config, and Hosting controller.

Price of Softaculous:
TypeIn USDIn INR
Dedicated Server License$24/Year₹1752/Year
VPS Server License$12/Year₹876/Year
Monthly Dedicated Server License$2.5/Month₹182.5/Month
Monthly VPS Server License$1.5/Month₹109.5/Month


Free Softaculous version:
The software is also available for free however is limited in the amount of software available and we usually never recommend the free version.


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Softaculous - Is a one click installer library software. Here you can install many common software like: Wordpress, WHMCS, Joomla, etc.. It will auto install the software over 400+ software within your cPanel account of other control panel if that control panel supports it.
Can you share Softaculous' features? I will try to check it out. Does it include features like backup, restore, backup emails...etc by clicks? and is it fast?
 

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Can you share Softaculous' features? I will try to check it out. Does it include features like backup, restore, backup emails...etc by clicks? and is it fast?
Hello MooseLucifer,

Thank you for the response.

Can you share Softaculous' features? I will try to check it out. Does it include features like backup, restore, backup emails...etc by clicks? and is it fast?
Yes of course. Happy to share details. Backups is possible in fact you can select how many to store locally and when to auto backup a software and files you installed. As for fast it is a fast program however it does depend on your server hardware on how fast it is. With that being said I personally have never had any performance issues. The features are:

419 Apps
Wide range of apps that caters all needs. WordPress, Joomla, Drupal, Magento, PrestaShop & more
Daily Updates
Our scripts team checks for updates daily and releases the app updates within a day of release by the vendor
Auto Updates
Auto Updates can be enabled to update installations as soon as the new version is released
Backups and Restore
One click Backup and Restore allows users to backup their sites
Backups on External Locations
Bakups can be done on Google Drive, Dropbox, FTP/FTPS/SFTP locations
Auto Backups
Users can configure to backup installations at regular intervals daily, weekly, monthly or even at custom time
Clone Installations
Clone an installation in just a click to create a new site from an existing installation
Staging Instance
Quickly spin up a staging instance to test upgrades or to test any changes before doing it on the live site.
This feature is not available in any other auto installer

Push to Live
Changes made to the staging instance can be pushed to the live site. Choose to push files/database or both
Bulk Discover Installations
Import installations done manually or via other auto installer with just one click from admin/enduser panel
Import installation from Remote Server
Just fill in the login details of source server and your installation will be imported with files and database
Control Panel Integration
Strong integration with popular control panels cPanel, Directadmin, Plesk, ISPmanager, VestaCP and more

Custom / Proprietary Panels
Softaculous can be integrated with any custom control panel. Contact us for assistance with integration
Re-branding
Re-brand Softaculous with your custom logo, brand name or even a custom CSS to blend with your brand
WordPress Features

Auto Install WordPress
Use the API/modules to auto install WordPress on user's domain when their control panel account is created. This is useful for WordPress Hosting
Plugins and Themes Sets
Admin and Users can create sets with chosen WordPress Plugins & Themes and choose to install the set while installing WordPress via Softaculous
Customized WordPress
Offer a customized version of WordPress with plugins and themes of your choice installed and activated upon installation
Auto Upgrade WordPress Core
Choose to auto upgrade WordPress core to Minor versions or Major versions and the installtions will be upgraded as soon as the new version is released
Auto Upgrade Plugins and Themes
Choose to Auto Upgrade WordPress Plugins and Themes on daily basis
Multilingual WordPress
WordPress can be installed in over 35+ languages like English, French German, Italian, Portuguese, Russian, Japanese, Chinese and more

Best Choice for Managed WordPress
For Managed WordPress providers Softaculous is the best choice where your team can install, update, backup, clone WordPress installations faster thus saving time to cater more customers
More Features

One Click Functionality
All tasks are performed by just one click. Install, Upgrade, Backup, Restore, Clone, Staging, and more
Enable / Disable Apps
Choose which apps you would like to offer to your users. Apps can enabled/disabled by admin
Customization
Hooks/Filters can be used to customize every feature in Softaculous to suit your needs
Multilingual
Softaculous is available in 15+ language and the users can install apps in their native language
Mass Upgrade Installations
Admin can view the list of all outdated installations on the server and can mass upgrade them with a click
Access Control
Admins/Resellers can control which features and/or apps should be available to their respective users
API Support
All features available in Softaculous can be performed via API to automate tasks from a centralized panel
Auto Install
Auto Install apps when a user purchases hosting package and their control panel account is created
WHMCS/Blesta Modules
Modules are available to automate apps installations from WHMCS, Blesta or any custom billing panel
Application Preview
Demos and Screenshots are available for the apps so that the user can preview the app before installing it
Ratings and Reviews
Check Ratings and Reviews submitted by fellow users to choose the app that fits your needs
Easy to Use UI
With our Simple and Easy to Use Interface, users can browse through Softaculous like a breeze
Email Templates
Customize the Email sent to your users for installation, upgrade, backup, etc. HTML emails supported
Extensive Documentation
Softaculous provides an extensive documentation of the workflow along with the application preview images and detailed explanation
24/7 Support
Dedicated support team is available to provide the best customer satisfaction and fast resolution of issues
New Features
New Innovative Features are added regularly to improve functionality and user experience
View Installations
Users and admin can view the list of all installations and installations that require update separately
Edit Installation
Edit existing installations to change details of the installation or enable/disable auto upgrades/backups
Remove Installation
Installations can be removed/uninstalled with just one click. Choose to delete files and database or not
Safe and Secure
Softaculous is regularly audited by 3rd party auditors and the security patches are released immediately after the issue is discovered
Task list
Track the progress of a running Softaculous task from the Task list page
Best Price
Softaulous is priced very competitively and the benefits you will gain in return will be much more than you pay
Efficient and Light
Softaulous is well written and follows best coding practices so that it comsumes minimal resources
Reliable
Softaculous does not modify any files or folders on your server which could break any other functionality

Direct link to the features is: https://www.softaculous.com/softaculous/features

Please let us know of any more questions. Happy to help.

Thanks!

Mario Cano

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