acman wrote:PHP is still NOT running in safe mode.
safe mode is activated by editing the xampp\apache\bin\php.ini
; Safe Mode
;safe_mode = Off
To:safe_mode = ON
Save the file and restart Apache and MySQL to make sure your changes have been recognised. It is good practice to backup config and ini files before editing.MYSQL SECTION: "ROOT" PASSWORD
MySQL and phpMyAdmin is:
password: password you set.XAMPP DIRECTORY PROTECTION (.htaccess)
username: username you set
password: password you set
Note the phpMyAdmin does not use your set username but the username root
which is the same as the MySQL user/password
When all things are set and secure yourXAMPP SECURITY [Security Check 1.0]
should look like this with the SECURE in green:
These XAMPP pages are no longer accessible by network for everyone SECURE
The MySQL admin user root has no longer no password SECURE
PhpMyAdmin password login is enabled. SECURE
The FileZilla FTP password was changed SECURE
PHP is running in "safe mode" SECURE
The test user "newuser" for the POP3 server (Mercury Mail?) does not exists anymore or have a new password SECURE
phpBB is extracted to (for example) \xampp\htdocs\phpbb\
or use any directory you prefer in place of \phpbb\ like \forum\ or \bb\ etc.
Then follow this thread to set up your database:
http://community.apachefriends.org/f/viewtopi ... 9816#79816
Then go to http://localhost/phpbb/
(or what ever directory you decided upon)
Using the install instructions provided by phpbb - not sure what the install file name is but usually install.php.
You will be asked for your database details I outlined in the above post.
The best source for info on phpbb is of course their forums or google.
If you get horribly stuck then I invite you to PM me and I will try and help by installing phpbb on my localhost and then following what you are trying to do.
Note to other readers of this thread - PM is by invitation only.