If you have chosen MYBB as your open source forum software, then you might be interested in how to install and configure your mybb forum software on your web server. Here is a workaround of it.
Step 1: Download the latest Mybb package and upload it to your server.
First of all, you have to downlaod the MYbb open source forum software and upload it to your server.
You have to extract the files that are included in the package and uplaod it wherever you want your forum or community powered by Mybb open source software to be hosted.
If you want Mybb to be installed in the root of your domain, upload all the files to the root of your server so that you can access the mybb installer at the adress http://yourdomainname.com//install
If you want mybb to be installed in some place like http://yourdomainname.com/forum then upload all the files to your server in the diorectory forum so that you can access the install file of MYbb at http://yourdomainname.com/forum/install
The files that you ahve to upload are inside the Mybb forum package and when you extract it, you will two folders, one named as Documentation and the other being Uploads. You have to uplaod the contents of the folder uploads to your server.I will present an easy way to do it, so that you don't have to face any difficulties in installing it.
a) Downlaod the Mybb forum package to your desktop.
b) Extract he contents from that zip file so that you can now see a folder named mybb_version.
c) Open that folder and inside it you will see two folders named Documentation and Uploads.
d) make a new zip file on your desktop and in that zip file, copy and paste the entire contents of the folder Uploads, suppose you name that zip file as mybb.zip.
e) Upload this mybb.zip to your webserver wherever you want to install Mybb. Keep inmind that the zip folder you created contains the content of the folder Uploads and not the folder. Here is a snapshot of what the folder mybb.zip would look like
|Contents of the folder mybb.zip|
f) Now upload this zip file wherever you want your Mybb forum to be on your webserver. and then extract it. You have successfully uploaded the required files for Mybb installation without tampering with the directory structure.
g) rename the file config.default.php to config.php in /inc folder.
That is it. You are done with the uploading of the required files.
Step 2: Chmodding the required files for installation.
You now have to Chmod the required files before you begin with the installation process.
Just change the permission of the files as listed here and you are good to go.
Files requiring 666 chmod permissions:
./inc/languages/english/ (you have to do chmod permission for entire folder named english )
./inc/languages/english/admin/ (you have to do chmod permission for entire folder named admin )
Files requiring chmod permissions 777
(wherever there is a trailing /, it means you have to chmod 777 the entire folder after which the last / mark is present, in case of ./cache, you have to chmod 777 entire cache folder, do it for other folders too)
Step 3: Installing mybb
Now you are all set to go with your installation of mybb forum. If you have uploaded it on the root of your server, go to http:// yourdomainname.com/install to begin installation and if you have uploaded it in a sub-directory named forum, then go to http://yourdomainname.com/forum/install
That is all, you will now be greeted with the installation wizard for Mybb installation.