How to Install Phorum Forum via Softaculous in cPanel?

Phorum was the original PHP and MySQL based Open Source forum software. Phorum's developers pride themselves on creating message board software that is designed to meet different needs of different web sites while not sacrificing performance or features.

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 "Phorum" link that will appear.
Phorum Softaculous Icon

5. Click on the "Install" button.
Phorum 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 "Site Settings" field:
  • Site Name: Name of your Forum like "Your Domain Name - My Forum Name"
  • Site Description: Site Description.
  • Table Prefix: Leave this as it is.
Phorum installation


8.
Under the "Admin Account" field enter the following information:
  • Admin Username: Your new Phorum 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)
Phorum 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 Phorum Forum.


Finally, scroll down to the end of page and click on the Install Button.
Phorum installed


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