Phorum is a popular web-based forum application in PHP.
A maintained, preinstalled version of Phorum is available our servers. In order to use it, you need to run the
install.sh script in /var/www/phorum, from the ~/www/ directory of your choice:
$ cd ~/www/mydomain.ext $ sh /var/www/phorum/install.sh myphorum
Phorum uses MySQL as its database backend so before proceeding further, you need to create a database and a MySQL user. You can do this from the Databases section of the Control Panel, or alternatively from the Shell Interface:
csoftadm> db mysql add myphorumdb csoftadm> db mysql useradd myphorumuser csoftadm> db mysql grant myphorumdb myphorumuser all
If you wish to reuse the contents of a previous Phorum installation, assuming mydump.txt was previously generated by
mysqldump, you would use:
$ cat mydump.txt | mysql -u myphorumuser -p myphorumdb
Open the file include/db/config.php in the Phorum installation directory in a text editor, and edit the name, user and password settings accordingly:
'type' => 'mysql', 'name' => 'myphorumdb', 'server' => 'localhost', 'user' => 'myphorumuser', 'password' => 'password', 'table_prefix' => 'phorum', 'port' => '3306',
Point your browser to the URL (
http://mydomain.ext/myphorum/admin.php) and click "Continue". Enter the requested information under "Creating an Administrator".
The installation is now complete. You can now log in to the administrator account.