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  1. ^^ CoolMacLover macrumors regular

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    How do i install the Phpbb forum program?

    If anyone knows a site, or is lovely enough to write a, step-by-step-hold-my-hand-im-scared tut on how I can do this, and what i'll need.



    :D Thanks.
     
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  3. ^^ CoolMacLover thread starter macrumors regular

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    So what it will work with my mac straight away?
     
  4. angelwatt Moderator emeritus

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    Have you actually tried anything yet?
     
  5. ^^ CoolMacLover thread starter macrumors regular

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    No. I thought I might as well get it explained before I went and did it, screwed it up, and had to go through it again.
     
  6. smirking macrumors 65816

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    Jeebus. Don't be an idiot. Search the web first.
     
  7. miles01110 macrumors Core

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    This question doesn't even make sense. PHPBB is web forum software that is installed on a web server.
     
  8. NoNameBrand macrumors 6502

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    A Mac can be a web server, and it would make sense for an intranet forum. Pretty straightforward to install it on your Mac (once you enable PHP*), though if you want a URL that's a little nicer than my-mac/~me/phpbb3, then you're going to have to do use Google.

    *entropy.ch has Mac installers for PHP versions newer than what Apple ships, that get rid of the need of enabling the shipping PHP.
     
  9. smirking macrumors 65816

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    With entropy, you have to install stuff and command line stuff for it to work.

    MAMP is one of the easiest ways of getting your Mac fully enabled as a local webserver and you're able to control most of the most critical aspects of the server through a control panel. Of course, it really helps to know what everything does and usually the way you learn what those things do is through bumping around a command line. If you know what you're doing, it makes life easier. If you don't, the default settings are probably good enough to get you started.
     
  10. ^^ CoolMacLover thread starter macrumors regular

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    Thank you.

    Side question: anyone know a good web sever I could use?
     
  11. Darth.Titan macrumors 68030

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    Wow. You've got a lot to learn. Google is your friend.
     
  12. NoNameBrand macrumors 6502

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    The horror!

    If you can't stand the heat, get out of the kitchen. ;)

    That qualifier narrows the choices.

    Why not just turn on web-sharing, extract PHPBB to ~/Sites/ and see what happens? You'll discover PHP isn't enabled, and then once you do that, you'll find that you need to install MySQL, which is easy. Then you can setup PHPBB.
     

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