How to Install Advanced Electron Forum(AEF) via Softaculous in cPanel?

AEFs full name is Advanced Electron Forum. This bulletin board software is free software. It is written in PHP and MySQL. AEF has a very simple and easy to use Administration Panel and installing this software is a piece of cake! You can install new themes, customize themes the way you want. The User Control Panel has a simple yet beautiful interface where users can set their preferences for the board. This Bulletin board or forum software has all the general features that a forum software should have. Yet it is so Fast!


1.
Log into your cPanel account.

2. In the "Software and Services" section, click on "Softaculous" Icon.Softaculous Icon
3. cPanel will redirect you to the Softaculous Panel.

4. On the left side of your screen you should locate the "Forums" category. Click on it and then click on the "AEF" link that will appear.
AEF Softaculous Icon


5. Click on the "Install" button
AEF Install


6. Fill the necessary field under the "Software Setup" field:
  • Choose Domain: If you don't have multiple domains, leave this as it is.
  • In Directory: If you want to install this in a directory, for example example.com/forum, enter the directory name. Otherwise, leave this blank to install in your main domain example.com
  • Database Name: You can leave this as it is.


7. Enter the following details under the "Board Settings" field:
Board Name: Name of the forum
Board E-mail: The forums e-mail address
MySQL Database Prefix: Leave this as it is.
Use UTF-8 Character Set: Chose this If you are going to work with multiple languages.
AEF Installation


8. Under the "Admin Account" field enter the following information:
Admin Username: Your new AEF username (for security reason do not use the "Administrator" or the "Admin" username.)
Admin Password: Use a strong password.
Admin Email: Your e-mail address. (Useful for administrator account password reset, notification, etc)
AEF Installation Screen
Note: Copy the admin username and password on a notepad because you will need these login details to access the admin area of your AEF Forum.


Finally, scroll down to the end of page and click on the Install Button.
AEF Installed

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