Forum, forum, and forum… What the heck is forum? Someone submits threads regarding some issues and in the back the members of the forum community reply to his/her threads to resolve the problem if someone know about something. It’s what we called forum. Well, in this article I’ll show you how you can create a powerful forum community with Fluxbb forum software. Ahan, AHan… Wait wait, 😉 don’t cry we’ll go through each and every step of installing the Fluxbb Forum Software. Previously, I’ve also written an article about how to install EsoTalk Forum Software.
1. Who is Eligible to use?
FluxBB forum software is currently supports such databases MySQL, PostgreSQL and SQLite. Take into account if your database of choice would not available in the drop-down list, then you may take it as the PHP environment doesn’t have support for such particular database. See:
2. How to Install Fluxbb Forum Software?
So, we know that what would be the first step obviously downloading and uploading the forum script inside of root directory in our cPanel account from where we will access our online forum, Yep let’s follow the steps below:
If you have just downloaded this forum script in your computer in .zip file, try extracting it and upload it inside of your website root directory. Once uploaded navigate to the URL where you’ve uploaded the script via browser.
Note: Contact us if you didn’t find your website there inside of browser.
All we need to do is to insert some information for your database where the forum entries like threads, reply, comments, etc will be stored.
The Fluxbb forum is very easy to connect with the database provided in fields only if your database is exist. If you fill out the form without creating database, user and password for it you’ll get an error. In order to resolve the error, which basically means the Fluxbb forum is not able to connect your Mysql database with forum script.
An error was encountered Error: Unable to connect to MySQL and select database. MySQL reported: Access denied for user 'example'@'localhost' (using password: YES). Fluxbb
3. Creating Database for Fluxbb Forum
See the following image to know what kind of data we need to connect the Fluxbb forum to the mysql database.
In order to connect the database with the forum we need the database name, user and password of the database to which we are connect the forum.
Let’s do it, by following the steps below:
1. Login to your cPanel under Databases click on MySQL ®
2. On the top create a database
3. On the same page scroll down a little and create a user
4. Finally, you’ll be able to add the user into the database at end of the page just current users list.
Enter your database server hostname
At first, you have to add the address of the database server e.g, localhost, or 127.0.0.1 or contact your webhost provider to get one. Also if you are running this software via windows, linux, etc can add a custom port number only if your database doesn’t run on the default port e.g, localhost:8080.
Enter the name of your database
Read the step 3 to add the database name.
Enter your database username and password
Read the step 3 to add the username and password of database.
Enter database table prefix
Make sure your database table prefix should be unique.
To access the administrator dashboard of Fluxbb forum you have to fill out the administration setup.
Fill out the information about your forum title, description, language, theme color and finally click the button start install.
Yep, Fluxbb has been installed.