OK, here we go.....
Need some help from the experts here. I'm to the point I could poke my own eyes out.
I have an old SMF forum ( 1.1.8 ) that was hosted by Godaddy that I deleted about 4 years ago. I did backup and download the database before doing so that is now saved as a .sql file
I'm now trying to rebuild the forum using the saved database, but with no luck. I've download the complete 1.1.8 version of SMF as a fresh install with a new database with Godaddy as the host, but when it goes to build the tables it crashes the site. (i.e. forum)I believe (suspect) that maybe the 1.1.8 forum is not compatible with PHP 5.0 or 5.5 and that is the issue.
I've also uploaded the last copy (root folder) of this old forum that I saved and tried to just create a new database, restored the old database in phpmyadmin, and changed the connection strings, but that has failed too.
My Question: Is it possible that I can restore my old forum ( 1.1.8 ) at all since I have all the old files (i.e. database and old root files)?
Here is what the site looked before I deleted it: https://web.archive.org/web/20131116052302/http://policelounge.com/lounge/
Reason I'm doing this is that I had a few friends who contributed to this site pass away, and it would be nice to read old post they made.
Thanks in advance for any assistance.