Sep 5, 2006
Hey, this is my 1st site, so I'm learning as I go.

I'm trying to add phpbb 2.0.21 onto the site, I've installed all the files via FTP into the public_html/forums folder (I made the forums folder). Clicked on the install file, it loaded the install screen. And this is where I need the help.

It askes for:
Basic Configuration
Default board language: English
Database Type: MySQL 3.xMySQL 4.x/5.x / PostgreSQL 7.xMS / SQL Server 7/2000 / MS Access [ ODBC ] / MS SQL Server [ ODBC ]
Choose your installation method: Install / Upgrade

I know it's English, not sure of the Database Type and it's an Install.

Then theres:
Database Configuration
Database Server Hostname / DSN:
Your Database Name: localhost
Database Username: (My cpanel name)
Database Password: (My cpanel pass)
Prefix for tables in database: phpbb_

"()" = Things I entered. That's all I know of that section.

Any help would be Great! Thanks. And Please do remember, this is my 1st time, so I may not understand all the "bigger" things.


Well-Known Member
Jul 28, 2003
cPanel Access Level
Root Administrator
Default board language: English
Database Type: MySQL 4.x/5.x
Choose your installation method: Install

Database Server Hostname / DSN: localhost
Your Database Name: cpaneluser_database (create this through cPanel -> MySQL)
Database Username: cpaneluser_databaseuser (create this through cPanel -> MySQL... make sure you add the user to the database)
Database Password: the password you provided to create the above user
Prefix for tables in database: phpbb_

In all honesty, if you consider the install process to be over your head, you should look into the automatic phpBB installer that comes in the "Scripts" section of your cPanel. Otherwise, before you start this install, you need to log into cPanel, go to "MySQL", and create a database... then create a user and a password and attach it to that new database with "ALL" permissions. This is the info you will provide when setting up the install.