How to Install FUDforum Forum via Softaculous in cPanel?

FUDforum (Fast Uncompromising Discussion Forum) is a free and open source web discussion forum. FUDforum combines an extensive feature set while maintaining the ability to generate forum web pages extremely fast. The forum includes i18n and templating support allowing for a complete customization of its output as well as a very capable group based permission system. FUDforum can also act as a Mailing List Manager, USENET newsreader and even an XML Feed Aggregator. This will allow you to build an instant community and consolidate all your messages into a single system.

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 "FUDforum" link that will appear.
FUD Softaculous Icon

5. Click on the "Install" button.
FUD 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
  • Data Directory: You can leave this as it is.
  • 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.
FUD Installation

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


Finally, scroll down to the end of page and click on the Install Button.
FUD Installation Screen

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