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Title: SMF Now Auto-Installed by Fantastico
Post by: David on November 19, 2004, 07:42:16 PM
As a present surprise this morning, in my e-mail was a message from the Fantastico (http://www.cpanelthemes.com/fantastico.php) team letting us know that as of last night SMF can now be auto-installed by their product.  "Fantastico is the leading autoinstaller for CPanel servers with more than 13,000 installations, accessible by more than 1 million webmasters."  If your host supports CPanel and has Fantastico installed, you should now be able to install SMF with only a few clicks.  If your host does not support Fantastico, you should let them know about it and the fact that many providers (http://netenberg.com/partners.php) give it to hosts for free.  Once again, we’d like to thank the Fantastico team for their great product and choosing to include SMF with it.
Title: Re: SMF Now Auto-Installed by Fantastico
Post by: Oldiesmann on November 19, 2004, 07:53:49 PM
Sweet!
Title: Re: SMF Now Auto-Installed by Fantastico
Post by: Anguz on November 19, 2004, 08:42:30 PM
Wonderful!
Title: Re: SMF Now Auto-Installed by Fantastico
Post by: codenaught on November 19, 2004, 09:03:24 PM
Fantastic!  ;)
Title: Re: SMF Now Auto-Installed by Fantastico
Post by: A.M.A on November 19, 2004, 09:57:31 PM
Great news.
Title: Re: SMF Now Auto-Installed by Fantastico
Post by: [Unknown] on November 20, 2004, 04:14:10 AM
Glad to hear it... hopefully we can bother them to update it sometime after the 1.0 release...

-[Unknown]
Title: Re: SMF Now Auto-Installed by Fantastico
Post by: Tristan Perry on November 20, 2004, 06:26:53 AM
Awesome! Also, I'm bothering my host to upgrade!  ;)

Clicky! (http://www.elixant.com/forums/index.php?showtopic=1703)
Title: Re: SMF Now Auto-Installed by Fantastico
Post by: Trekkie101 on November 20, 2004, 09:50:39 AM
Wooo, go fantastico and SMF, yes finnaly a quick way to install although cpanel file manager works pretty fast.
Title: Re: SMF Now Auto-Installed by Fantastico
Post by: Oldiesmann on November 20, 2004, 11:59:03 AM
Wooo, go fantastico and SMF, yes finnaly a quick way to install although cpanel file manager works pretty fast.

Actually, I hate CPanel's file manager. I prefer to use Net2FTP (http://www.net2ftp.org/beta) ;)
Title: Re: SMF Now Auto-Installed by Fantastico
Post by: Denis on November 20, 2004, 03:39:01 PM

Congrats!
I think that SMF team deserve this! :)

After today's update of Fantastico we also offer SMF to
our customers on all our servers.

I hope we soon will can to offer and New (SMF 1.0) version. ;)
Title: Re: SMF Now Auto-Installed by Fantastico
Post by: Max Shanly on November 20, 2004, 03:48:19 PM
Finally...  ;)
Title: Re: SMF Now Auto-Installed by Fantastico
Post by: [darksteel] on November 21, 2004, 08:07:51 AM
yess yesss yesss

Good !!, Great , Nice :)
Title: Re: SMF Now Auto-Installed by Fantastico
Post by: Pause on November 21, 2004, 12:12:38 PM
Fantastico!

(See what I did there? lol)
Title: Re: SMF Now Auto-Installed by Fantastico
Post by: [darksteel] on November 21, 2004, 02:39:40 PM
Scripts being installed by Fantastico De Luxe

Discussion Boards:
Invision Board (Disabled) (1.3) (website)
phpBB2 (2.0.10) (website)
SMF (1.0 RC2) (website)
YaBBSE (Disabled) (1.5.5c) (website)

:)
Title: Re: SMF Now Auto-Installed by Fantastico
Post by: Meriadoc on November 21, 2004, 06:12:42 PM
also with the release of 1.0 perhaps we could ask that they remove YaBB SE from the list?
Title: Re: SMF Now Auto-Installed by Fantastico
Post by: [Unknown] on November 21, 2004, 06:25:09 PM
also with the release of 1.0 perhaps we could ask that they remove YaBB SE from the list?

Both YaBB SE and Invision are disabled for the reasons that they are unsupported and could contain possible security holes (but cannot be updated, if they do.)  They are only shown, apparently, if someone has already installed them.

-[Unknown]
Title: Re: SMF Now Auto-Installed by Fantastico
Post by: purrdeta on November 21, 2004, 10:32:37 PM
oh this will really help me out!!!
Title: Re: SMF Now Auto-Installed by Fantastico
Post by: Killer Possum on November 21, 2004, 10:39:01 PM
I would also like to add that GoDaddy.com is also using SMF in their own self install script for there hosting service (at least when I was hosting with them) ;)
Title: Re: SMF Now Auto-Installed by Fantastico
Post by: Alexandre P. on November 22, 2004, 12:09:03 AM
And Lycos Webcenters all around Europe also propose SMF in their fast script installation 1-Click-Site.
Title: Re: SMF Now Auto-Installed by Fantastico
Post by: Pause on November 22, 2004, 04:05:01 AM
Wow, so it just shows that word is getting around on how great SMF is!
Title: Re: SMF Now Auto-Installed by Fantastico
Post by: Omar Bazavilvazo on November 22, 2004, 12:50:45 PM
That's GREAT!... Fantastico!

jeje :)

Glad to hear that.. SMF deserves it :)
Title: Re: SMF Now Auto-Installed by Fantastico
Post by: Fizzy on December 20, 2004, 08:44:45 AM
What really impressed me is that fact that they have taken SMF onboard whilst still at Beta stage

I think that speaks volumes about the project and the Dev Team.

Well done to you all ;D
Title: Re: SMF Now Auto-Installed by Fantastico
Post by: Sirius on December 22, 2004, 10:31:04 PM
  why being so happy by that news,   usually those hosting co  that use fantastico , allow us to install OLD version of those various forum,  which we have to update manually,  so what's the big news anyway... :D

  it is a good news for SM ...   but useless for most users as they will be installing old versions...
Title: Re: SMF Now Auto-Installed by Fantastico
Post by: Pause on January 06, 2005, 07:00:06 AM
/me wonders if they are going to update Fantastico sharpish with the 1.0 Final release...
Title: Re: SMF Now Auto-Installed by Fantastico
Post by: Ben_S on January 06, 2005, 07:10:33 AM
They already have I beleive.
Title: Re: SMF Now Auto-Installed by Fantastico
Post by: Trekkie101 on January 06, 2005, 07:55:40 AM
How often does Fantastico update?
Title: Re: SMF Now Auto-Installed by Fantastico
Post by: Fizzy on January 06, 2005, 08:00:26 AM
Not sure Trekkie, but they certainly have updated :)

Quote
Discussion Boards:
Invision Board (Disabled) (1.3) (website)
phpBB2 (2.0.11) (website)
SMF (1.0) (website)
YaBBSE (Disabled) (1.5.5c) (website)
Title: Re: SMF Now Auto-Installed by Fantastico
Post by: Trekkie101 on January 06, 2005, 08:03:23 AM
Well its up to the hosts now to update but most good ones will.
Title: Re: SMF Now Auto-Installed by Fantastico
Post by: Fanta on January 06, 2005, 12:36:45 PM
I used Fantastico to install my SMF.  ;D

I was very pleased because I can't be bothered to upload all the files and stuff. :P
Title: Re: SMF Now Auto-Installed by Fantastico
Post by: Enigma on January 07, 2005, 08:33:28 AM
should i update SMF through the Admin Panel or through Fantastico?
Title: Re: SMF Now Auto-Installed by Fantastico
Post by: [Unknown] on January 07, 2005, 04:13:22 PM
should i update SMF through the Admin Panel or through Fantastico?

If Fantastico offers the option... it may be a good idea to use it.  But, I haven't used it so I can't say anything either way.

-[Unknown]
Title: Re: SMF Now Auto-Installed by Fantastico
Post by: Nidoking on January 07, 2005, 07:11:28 PM
When I installed SMF via Fantastico, I didn't notice any way to update through the same application. I think you may have to do it via the Admin CP.
Title: Re: SMF Now Auto-Installed by Fantastico
Post by: Sirius on January 20, 2005, 05:03:49 PM
one thing is certain,  you look for a cheap hosting co... you'll get what you pay for,  fantastico will not be fantastic at all..

old myphp version,  old mysql version , old forum versions. name it they got it,  Museum pieces.

  If anyone have the name of Great hosting companies that have the latest versions of all softwares, name them...  the list will be very short..
Title: Re: SMF Now Auto-Installed by Fantastico
Post by: Virtutek on January 21, 2005, 01:31:22 PM
Wow, I'm impressed by SMF.  I have been a phpBB user and am tired of having to install all the mods manually.  However, I do make phpBB Pre-Modded packages for the phpBB community.  Anyways, in responce to the hosting service providers.  I must say http://elitehosting.biz is by far the best company I've seen.  I am currently using their service.  It's cheap, reliable, stable, and constantly updated.

Hope that helps.

Enjoy,
--Virtutek
Title: Re: SMF Now Auto-Installed by Fantastico
Post by: Fizzy on January 21, 2005, 04:47:19 PM
Wow, I'm impressed by SMF.  I have been a phpBB user and am tired of having to install all the mods manually.  However, I do make phpBB Pre-Modded packages for the phpBB community.  Anyways, in responce to the hosting service providers.  I must say http://elitehosting.biz is by far the best company I've seen.  I am currently using their service.  It's cheap, reliable, stable, and constantly updated.

Hope that helps.

Enjoy,
--Virtutek

... And they use fantastico ? ? ?   ... as in the topic title of this subject? Or was that just a plug ?  :P
Title: Re: SMF Now Auto-Installed by Fantastico
Post by: wise on January 21, 2005, 07:00:44 PM
interesting - we install fantastico deluxe on our servers and we now only see phpbb2 as the only discussion board - fantstico De Luxe 2.8.2 r11

We do offer to install any software for clients - but if SMF was in our fnatsico we wouldnt have so many IVP problems. Is SMF still supposed to be in fantastico?

edited -

this is not a plug as suggested above - merely wondering why our installs dont show SMF in our fantastico builds - as a comment above this would make us seem to be a "cheap host" :-)
Title: Re: SMF Now Auto-Installed by Fantastico
Post by: Pause on January 21, 2005, 08:36:37 PM
Is SMF still supposed to be in fantastico?
I believe so - have you made sure that you've got the latest updated version ??? - if it is, then I apologise, as i'm not actually aware of what the latest versoin of Fantastico is...
Title: Re: SMF Now Auto-Installed by Fantastico
Post by: Enigma on January 21, 2005, 08:45:02 PM
That is the latest version of fantastico. SMF is installable through this version. Did the fantastico administrator on your server enable SMF to be installed by your users?
Title: Re: SMF Now Auto-Installed by Fantastico
Post by: Virtutek on January 22, 2005, 12:50:12 AM
... And they use fantastico ? ? ?   ... as in the topic title of this subject? Or was that just a plug ?  :P

Yes, they do.  They are currently running cPanel 10 RELEASE 7
Title: Re: SMF Now Auto-Installed by Fantastico
Post by: Kerry Jones on January 22, 2005, 02:36:21 PM
Great news! I hope it will also do auto upgrades too! ;)  :-*
Title: Re: SMF Now Auto-Installed by Fantastico
Post by: Fizzy on January 22, 2005, 04:55:40 PM
Great news! I hope it will also do auto upgrades too! ;)  :-*

Hi Kerry,

I hope so too, but I can't say that i've seen any from Fantastico yet .... for any installs  :-[
Title: Re: SMF Now Auto-Installed by Fantastico
Post by: Pause on January 22, 2005, 09:30:54 PM
Great news! I hope it will also do auto upgrades too! ;)  :-*

Hi Kerry,

I hope so too, but I can't say that i've seen any from Fantastico yet .... for any installs  :-[
I'm sure I've seen some things updateable via Fantastico, but the fantastico updates seem to be a while after the actual release of the updates by the developers...
Title: Re: SMF Now Auto-Installed by Fantastico
Post by: Midgard on January 23, 2005, 10:02:42 AM
God! http://www.cpanelthemes.com/fantastico.php doesn't work on me. Please help me. I need this. I want it!

Thanks
Title: Re: SMF Now Auto-Installed by Fantastico
Post by: [Unknown] on January 23, 2005, 10:42:34 AM
http://netenberg.com/fantastico.php

Please don't swear.

-[Unknown]
Title: Re: SMF Now Auto-Installed by Fantastico
Post by: kevino on January 23, 2005, 08:04:33 PM
<quote>I must say http://elitehosting.biz is by far the best company I've seen.  I am currently using their service.  It's cheap, reliable, stable, and constantly updated.</quote>

Well,

I checked this site and their reseller plans. This is what I found!

<quote>Our Reseller plans have been removed to be updated due to over 4 clients heavily abusing them after assurance from all 4 that this would not happen.

Sorry for any inconveniences caused. The new plans should be up in early January. </quote>

This is now late January!
If they allow 4 customers to bring down the entire sales department. Not very good. I use a host which I have been extrememly happy with, they use fantastico, unfortunately are not displaying SMF yet, so I will not release their name, as I have seen some of you post already that your hosts are offering SMF1.0.

Whichever host offers SMF1.01 1st, I would like to hear about it. Please email me directly if you like.
kevino@ispbc.com

Cheers,
kevino
Title: Re: SMF Now Auto-Installed by Fantastico
Post by: † ÐëepÇuT¹ † on January 24, 2005, 07:03:30 AM
Darn my fantastico still doesn't have SMF.. hostultra.com needs to update it X_X.

Also, guy who was saying CPanels file manger is fast, is right but you have to upload things by 8 files at a time.. that isn't so fast.
Title: Re: SMF Now Auto-Installed by Fantastico
Post by: Pause on January 24, 2005, 07:11:28 AM
Darn my fantastico still doesn't have SMF.. hostultra.com needs to update it X_X.

Also, guy who was saying CPanels file manger is fast, is right but you have to upload things by 8 files at a time.. that isn't so fast.
Well, if you have cPanel, it'd usually be a good bet that you've got ftp access too - so why not just upload that way?  :P
Title: Re: SMF Now Auto-Installed by Fantastico
Post by: Midgard on January 24, 2005, 07:45:14 AM
http://netenberg.com/fantastico.php

Please don't swear.

-[Unknown]

Swear? Where is it?
Title: Re: SMF Now Auto-Installed by Fantastico
Post by: Pause on January 24, 2005, 08:00:37 AM
http://netenberg.com/fantastico.php

Please don't swear.

-[Unknown]

Swear? Where is it?

God! http://www.cpanelthemes.com/fantastico.php doesn't work on me. Please help me. I need this. I want it!

Thanks
Title: Re: SMF Now Auto-Installed by Fantastico
Post by: Midgard on January 24, 2005, 08:03:28 AM
God? is Allah? So sorry...
Title: Re: SMF Now Auto-Installed by Fantastico
Post by: Pause on January 24, 2005, 08:05:37 AM
God? is Allah? So sorry...
I believe some people consider it swearing if it is used in a certain manner
Title: Re: SMF Now Auto-Installed by Fantastico
Post by: Jeff Lewis on January 24, 2005, 05:16:00 PM
You used Gods name in an inappropriate manner. While some people use it passively, some people remain offended by it. We must remember we span several countries, languages, and religions and in doing so we must do our best to respect everyone. It was just a heads up :)
Title: Re: SMF Now Auto-Installed by Fantastico
Post by: Fizzy on January 25, 2005, 07:20:44 AM
Hmmm, to some of us a word is just a word.   :-X
Title: Re: SMF Now Auto-Installed by Fantastico
Post by: Enigma on January 25, 2005, 10:15:35 AM
Hmmm, to some of us a word is just a word.   :-X

That doesn't matter. You must still remain respectful to other people's views.
Title: Re: SMF Now Auto-Installed by Fantastico
Post by: Virtutek on January 25, 2005, 10:50:40 AM
<quote>I must say http://elitehosting.biz is by far the best company I've seen.  I am currently using their service.  It's cheap, reliable, stable, and constantly updated.</quote>

Well,

I checked this site and their reseller plans. This is what I found!

<quote>Our Reseller plans have been removed to be updated due to over 4 clients heavily abusing them after assurance from all 4 that this would not happen.

Sorry for any inconveniences caused. The new plans should be up in early January. </quote>

This is now late January!
If they allow 4 customers to bring down the entire sales department. Not very good. I use a host which I have been extrememly happy with, they use fantastico, unfortunately are not displaying SMF yet, so I will not release their name, as I have seen some of you post already that your hosts are offering SMF1.0.

Whichever host offers SMF1.01 1st, I would like to hear about it. Please email me directly if you like.
kevino@ispbc.com

Cheers,
kevino

Hmm, I didn't notice that.  I use their shared plans which I think are excellent.  However, I am going to move to http://lypha.com.  I heard their web security is excellent.
Title: Re: SMF Now Auto-Installed by Fantastico
Post by: Fizzy on January 26, 2005, 04:36:30 AM
That doesn't matter. You must still remain respectful to other people's views.

I'm certainly not saying that any one should disrespect anothers religion or views, but I can't see how anyone could possibly be seen to be disrespectful for using the word "God" in exclaimation or surprise.
Are we saying now that non-christians are excluded from using the word "God" ?
Title: Re: SMF Now Auto-Installed by Fantastico
Post by: wise on January 26, 2005, 10:36:55 AM
That is the latest version of fantastico. SMF is installable through this version. Did the fantastico administrator on your server enable SMF to be installed by your users?
I am the server administrator  ;) SMF just doesnt appear in the list of software to be enabled. I'm sticking in a ticket to them about it - see whats going on.
Title: Re: SMF Now Auto-Installed by Fantastico
Post by: [Unknown] on January 26, 2005, 10:50:45 AM
Most people consider using the lord's name in vain to be swearing.  I wouldn't exclaim "Allah" or anything else either - that would be just as bad.

-[Unknown]
Title: Re: SMF Now Auto-Installed by Fantastico
Post by: Jeff Lewis on January 26, 2005, 10:55:35 AM
Nobody is making a huge deal out of it Fizzy...it's just been requested to not use it in that manner if at all possible because it does bother some people here - I personally never use the Lord's name in vain and teach my son the same thing.

So, lets all go back to our usual fun ways :)
Title: Re: SMF Now Auto-Installed by Fantastico
Post by: Fizzy on January 26, 2005, 11:56:58 AM
That's fine by me guys, as I said, I have no problems respecting other people beliefs or religions.
Being an agnostic as I am it makes it hard to understand the thought process which was why I asked, but if using the word is frowned upon then you certainly won't get any complaints from me, I'm happy to go with the flow on this :)
Title: Re: SMF Now Auto-Installed by Fantastico
Post by: DTG on January 27, 2005, 09:49:41 PM
Another confirmation, that SMF is the best %)  8)

Intresting discussion and now I know the meaning of  "swear"  :)

Respect to everybody  :D

It's Fantastic!
Title: Re: SMF Now Auto-Installed by Fantastico
Post by: Fanta on February 01, 2005, 11:25:33 AM
When I go into my cPanel I don't see SMF, just YaBBSE.
Title: Re: SMF Now Auto-Installed by Fantastico
Post by: [Unknown] on February 02, 2005, 01:34:34 AM
When I go into my cPanel I don't see SMF, just YaBBSE.

Your host probably hasn't upgraded yet.

-[Unknown]
Title: Re: SMF Now Auto-Installed by Fantastico
Post by: cheaca on February 10, 2005, 08:55:11 PM
I just installed SMF thru Fantastico and it went smoothly. However, when I try to upgrade it by using the link provided in SMF this error comes up: 2: fopen(): SAFE MODE Restriction in effect. The script whose uid is 32030 is not allowed to access /home/sprinqle/public_html/ob/Packages/temp owned by uid 99   What should I do? This error also occurs when I try to install mods...  Please help. Thanks very much@!
Title: Re: SMF Now Auto-Installed by Fantastico
Post by: OvermindDL1 on February 10, 2005, 09:59:59 PM
Turn off php's safe mode, if you don't control your server then your server's sysadmin will need to do it.
Title: Re: SMF Now Auto-Installed by Fantastico
Post by: cheaca on February 11, 2005, 07:37:04 AM
wait, how do you turn if offf? thanks for replying to my query... ;)
Title: Re: SMF Now Auto-Installed by Fantastico
Post by: David on February 13, 2005, 12:28:55 AM
That is more likely a permission that is not set correctly.  You can fix this via your FTP client.  SMF works fine with safe mode enabled.
Title: Re: SMF Now Auto-Installed by Fantastico
Post by: [Unknown] on February 13, 2005, 01:10:25 AM
The package manager, however, does not unless PHP suExec is used at the same time.

-[Unknown]
Title: Re: SMF Now Auto-Installed by Fantastico
Post by: koolmansam375 on February 13, 2005, 09:12:44 AM
I installed smf through fantastico. I do however prefer to use the installers that the software provides because it is much nicer looking than text boxes on a white background. Like the nice looking installer Mambo provides for instance.
Title: Re: SMF Now Auto-Installed by Fantastico
Post by: cheaca on February 15, 2005, 12:57:15 AM
I just installed SMF manually, I also used Fantastico to install SMF, but still , the same problem occurs everytime I try to apply a Mod.
Title: Re: SMF Now Auto-Installed by Fantastico
Post by: [Unknown] on February 15, 2005, 01:01:26 AM
I just installed SMF manually, I also used Fantastico to install SMF, but still , the same problem occurs everytime I try to apply a Mod.

I'm sorry, this is not something reinstalling or reconfiguring will change.  The next major version of SMF (1.1) will hopefully fix this issue, but until then you'll either have to ask your host to turn off safe mode, or apply mods manually.

-[Unknown]
Title: Re: SMF Now Auto-Installed by Fantastico
Post by: kadcock on February 20, 2005, 12:45:09 PM
That's how I found out about you!! I periodically check my fantastico in cpanel to see what upgrades are available and sure 'nuff, there it was. The installation went without a hitch. Thanks guys!!
Title: Re: SMF Now Auto-Installed by Fantastico
Post by: cheaca on February 23, 2005, 09:24:49 PM
how do you install mods manually?
Title: Re: SMF Now Auto-Installed by Fantastico
Post by: Fizzy on February 24, 2005, 03:56:02 AM
how do you install mods manually?

Golden Rule -
Always take a back up first!

Any good mod should come with a read me file - following the instruction in there to the letter and you should be fine - step by step:

Download any files that need to have changes made to them using FTP
Make changes to the files using a text editor like Notepad by following the instructions in the mod file
Upload the changed files to their correct locations on the server
Upload any additional files included in the mod
Execute any files that make changes to the database structure

You should then have a working modification.

If the mod fails for what ever reason then re-upload the backup files and report any error messages in the thread started by the mod writer :)
Title: Re: SMF Now Auto-Installed by Fantastico
Post by: Adam Dickinson on February 27, 2005, 10:36:56 AM
I use SMF from Fantastico in my cpanel, and i love it. Great work SMF staff and coders, and people
Title: Re: SMF Now Auto-Installed by Fantastico
Post by: Padfoot on April 09, 2005, 09:00:53 AM
Exactly how i found SMF.

Was using phpBB2, and thought i would what this "SMF" thingy was like.....what a revelation!

Am now in the process of converting from phpBB2 to SMF!
Title: Re: SMF Now Auto-Installed by Fantastico
Post by: A.K.A on April 10, 2005, 04:02:26 AM
Sweet.Wonderful To Hear That.
Title: Re: SMF Now Auto-Installed by Fantastico
Post by: Fizzy on April 10, 2005, 08:31:16 AM
Good for you Padfoot  :D

I'm sure you won't be disappointed :)
Title: Re: SMF Now Auto-Installed by Fantastico
Post by: Col on April 10, 2005, 07:09:11 PM
I install SMF using Fantastico, but changelog.txt and changelog-themes.txt are always missing, and I have to add them manually for forum upgrades and modifications, which is easy enough, but I have to be sure of installing from the same SMF version as Fantastico install for the upgrades to work. - This all works fine, but can someone tell me why these files are missing, and what are their significance? I've never installed an SMF forum without using Fantastico, so have nothing to compare with.

Thanks.
Title: Re: SMF Now Auto-Installed by Fantastico
Post by: [Unknown] on April 10, 2005, 07:52:09 PM
They simply list the changes which were made in alll the releases.

-[Unknown]
Title: Re: SMF Now Auto-Installed by Fantastico
Post by: code on April 11, 2005, 05:25:09 AM
Im also having problems with fantastico (When i cant be bothered to do it manually)

--My username is Blank. (The admin account i set up in fantastico)

Its like Hey,,You have  I mean ists easy enough to fix, just intersteing
Title: Re: SMF Now Auto-Installed by Fantastico
Post by: Col on April 11, 2005, 08:25:15 AM
That's because you neglected to fill that field in when creating the forum in Fantasico. I've done the same thing myself.

It is only your display name though, and you can create that in your profile.
Title: Re: SMF Now Auto-Installed by Fantastico
Post by: GlennSand on April 19, 2005, 01:06:37 AM
If your host supports CPanel and has Fantastico installed, you should now be able to install SMF with only a few clicks.

I installed a fresh copy the other day in less than 5 minutes.  The only ****** I had is that it was v 1.02 and not 1.03.  Other than that it went through flawlessly.  Cpanel is the 'only' way to go.  I have used several others with different hosting companies and I like it the best of all, so far.
Title: Re: SMF Now Auto-Installed by Fantastico
Post by: Gary on May 07, 2005, 10:58:37 AM
Glad to hear that Fantastico is doing SMF. I found out last night by accident, when I was installing a PHP script for my site. Dont see why they dont remove phpBB too, that sucks, SMF rocks!
Title: Re: SMF Now Auto-Installed by Fantastico
Post by: Ben_S on May 07, 2005, 11:05:38 AM
I installed a fresh copy the other day in less than 5 minutes.  The only ****** I had is that it was v 1.02 and not 1.03.  Other than that it went through flawlessly.  Cpanel is the 'only' way to go.  I have used several others with different hosting companies and I like it the best of all, so far.

You might want to tell your host to update their fantastic ;).
Title: Re: SMF Now Auto-Installed by Fantastico
Post by: NOS ChromeNut on May 22, 2005, 09:50:46 PM
Hmmm... in reading these posts it seems that Fantastico, or rather the version that is being hosted, my vary from one host to the next.  I installed SMF through Fantastico and it took maybe 7 minutes because I had to get up and get another beer in the middle...lol... anyway, thinking of converting from phpBB to SMF on all my boards, just giving it a test run for now though.
Title: Re: SMF Now Auto-Installed by Fantastico
Post by: [ACE]$tealth on June 01, 2005, 06:54:56 AM
Ello all

I've read loads about SMF and from what it seems SMF is the way to go.
I currently run PhpBB for the ACE forums, which is quite heavily modded although most of which is now deactivated through the ACP.
If I use Fantistico to install SMF, would I still have to do the conversion myself or does fantastico actually do the conversion too?..I think I already know the answer to this question, but I'm just curious...lol

If the conversion still has to be done manually, is there anybody from simple machines that actually does this as a service? or anybody else for that matter?

Nice work ppl ;)
Title: Re: SMF Now Auto-Installed by Fantastico
Post by: Grudge on June 01, 2005, 07:18:55 AM
[ACE]$tealth,

You would have to do the conversion manually but it really is *very* easy. You simply upload the conversion script to the SMF directory, and run it from your browser. The only setting you'd need to put in to the script before hitting "go", is to tell it where you have installed phpBB to. Good helpfile is here:

http://www.simplemachines.org/community/readme_convert.html
Title: Re: SMF Now Auto-Installed by Fantastico
Post by: [ACE]$tealth on June 02, 2005, 06:45:19 AM
Many thanks Grudge, I will try over this weekend. :)
I do have another specific question but I will search these boards for the answer before I ask. ;)

Again, thank you for your help.
Title: Re: SMF Now Auto-Installed by Fantastico
Post by: Oldiesmann on June 03, 2005, 08:16:50 PM
Before you convert, you will need to make sure that SMF's MySQL user has access to phpBB's database...
In Cpanel, click on "MySQL databases", then scroll down until you see "Add user to database". Select the MySQL user account that is being used for SMF from the first one and the phpBB database from the second one and click the appropriate button. After that it's pretty straight forward. You will also need to get the MySQL password from SMF's Settings.php since Fantastico generates a random one... From the File Manager, browse to the directory where you installed SMF, and click on "Settings.php". From the menu on the right, click "View File". Look for $db_passwd.
Title: Re: SMF Now Auto-Installed by Fantastico
Post by: [ACE]$tealth on June 04, 2005, 10:55:27 AM
Nice 1 Oldiesmann...thank you! ;)
Title: Re: SMF Now Auto-Installed by Fantastico
Post by: CP on June 07, 2005, 12:33:26 PM
Quick and simple. No need to do anything! it installed in about 2 seconds!
http://cpfools.com/smf
Title: Re: SMF Now Auto-Installed by Fantastico
Post by: mpetrie on July 24, 2005, 07:05:39 PM
In the SMF downloads there are seperate versions for YaBB upgrades and for new forums. Do the cPanel instals of SMF convert a YaBB board, or are they for fresh installs only? Any ideas?
Title: Re: SMF Now Auto-Installed by Fantastico
Post by: dtm.exe on July 24, 2005, 07:18:28 PM
In the SMF downloads there are seperate versions for YaBB upgrades and for new forums. Do the cPanel instals of SMF convert a YaBB board, or are they for fresh installs only? Any ideas?

Fantastico will only install, not upgrade, I'm afraid.

-Dan The Man
Title: Re: SMF Now Auto-Installed by Fantastico
Post by: mpetrie on July 24, 2005, 07:37:37 PM
Thanks! I've still to upgrade from the perl version of YaBB having just moved a site from a host that wanted an arm and a leg to add an SQL database. The new host has SMF 1.0.3 available.

Cheers - Mike
Title: Re: SMF Now Auto-Installed by Fantastico
Post by: dtm.exe on July 24, 2005, 07:39:51 PM
Thanks! I've still to upgrade from the perl version of YaBB having just moved a site from a host that wanted an arm and a leg to add an SQL database. The new host has SMF 1.0.3 available.

Cheers - Mike

Glad to hear it :).  It's about time, don't you think?  ;).

-Dan The Man
Title: Re: SMF Now Auto-Installed by Fantastico
Post by: mpetrie on July 24, 2005, 08:04:20 PM
Just a little! I upgraded another site a few months ago. Next choice was whether to use something like Mambo and the simpleboard module but I couldn't get that to work and didn't know if I could convert to that from YaBB. Maybe I need to keep two seperate systems? Anyway, once I get YaBB upgraded I'll upload the SMF upgrade to that on both sites.

Mike
Title: Re: SMF Now Auto-Installed by Fantastico
Post by: Mark_Breznay on August 07, 2005, 08:25:58 PM
Does anyone have the URL for Fantastico?
Mark
Title: Re: SMF Now Auto-Installed by Fantastico
Post by: dtm.exe on August 07, 2005, 08:28:41 PM
Does anyone have the URL for Fantastico?
Mark

It should be in cPanel.

-Dan The Man
Title: Re: SMF Now Auto-Installed by Fantastico
Post by: Mark_Breznay on August 07, 2005, 08:31:15 PM
It's not in mine, nor can I find it in Google.
Mark
Title: Re: SMF Now Auto-Installed by Fantastico
Post by: dtm.exe on August 07, 2005, 08:32:14 PM
It's not in mine, nor can I find it in Google.
Mark

It's not the last icon listed on the bottom row of cPanel?

-Dan The Man
Title: Re: SMF Now Auto-Installed by Fantastico
Post by: Mark_Breznay on August 07, 2005, 08:44:24 PM
It doesn't take you to the site.
Mark
Title: Re: SMF Now Auto-Installed by Fantastico
Post by: dtm.exe on August 07, 2005, 08:46:04 PM
It doesn't take you to the site.
Mark

No, no.  It takes you to a list of installable software.  You can select and install SMF from that list.

-Dan The Man
Title: Re: SMF Now Auto-Installed by Fantastico
Post by: Mark_Breznay on August 07, 2005, 08:47:14 PM
I thought I asked for the URL for Fantastico.
Mark
Title: Re: SMF Now Auto-Installed by Fantastico
Post by: dtm.exe on August 07, 2005, 08:49:22 PM
I thought I asked for the URL for Fantastico.
Mark

The URL is different for everyone.

-Dan The Man
Title: Re: SMF Now Auto-Installed by Fantastico
Post by: Mark_Breznay on August 07, 2005, 08:53:04 PM
Whatever you say.
Title: Re: SMF Now Auto-Installed by Fantastico
Post by: dtm.exe on August 07, 2005, 08:55:02 PM
Whatever you say.

Listen, you don't have to get an attitude.  Im only trying to help.  To be 100% honest with you, Fantastico URLs are server-based and are different for all websites.

-Dan The Man
Title: Re: SMF Now Auto-Installed by Fantastico
Post by: [Unknown] on August 07, 2005, 09:02:45 PM
I think he means this:

http://netenberg.com/fantastico.php

-[Unknown]
Title: Re: SMF Now Auto-Installed by Fantastico
Post by: Mark_Breznay on August 07, 2005, 09:02:54 PM
They DO have their own website and that is what I was asking for.  Not some icon on a control panel.
Title: Re: SMF Now Auto-Installed by Fantastico
Post by: Daniel D. on August 07, 2005, 09:04:25 PM
It's not in mine, nor can I find it in Google.
Mark
Huh? It was the third link in Google searching after "Fantastico"...
Title: Re: SMF Now Auto-Installed by Fantastico
Post by: Mark_Breznay on August 07, 2005, 09:06:07 PM
Unknown:
      Thanks you for directly answering my question.
Mark
Title: Re: SMF Now Auto-Installed by Fantastico
Post by: dtm.exe on August 07, 2005, 09:06:54 PM
They DO have their own website and that is what I was asking for.  Not some icon on a control panel.

Oh, well excuse me...

-Dan The Man
Title: Re: SMF Now Auto-Installed by Fantastico
Post by: [Unknown] on August 07, 2005, 09:18:11 PM
Okay, okay... all's well that ends well.  Misunderstandings happen.  And some other things wise people have said before.  Let's forgive and forget ;).

-[Unknown]
Title: Re: SMF Now Auto-Installed by Fantastico
Post by: Skoen on December 05, 2005, 07:27:20 PM
/me pets [Unknown]

They seem pretty updated with the package as well.
According to this (http://www.simplemachines.no/bilder/smf-fantastico.jpg) image at least.
Hopefully they will update to 1.1 once it's out of RC-status.
Title: Re: SMF Now Auto-Installed by Fantastico
Post by: Cool Surfer on December 06, 2005, 01:39:27 PM
my congrats to the whole SMF team :)

Great job !! :)
Title: Re: SMF Now Auto-Installed by Fantastico
Post by: piers38 on December 06, 2005, 08:12:04 PM
I have a Question ?
I have been helping out a mate to get hosted and set up smf for his students (he be a teacher) he's in Australia me in new zealand which is kinda irrelevant however he jumped the gun a bit and auto installed through fantastico which is fine but fantastico only installed 1.05 and I want to upgrade to 1.1 so he has now got a few members etc and data he doesn't want lost so the questions are as follows:
I am sure there is a simple way to do this but I am just not confident enough to try without a bit of instruction I dont want to muck up his hard work but I would prefer a manual install so that I know where everything is ie in the /forum dir and not auto installed to who knows where.
Thanks in advance.
Title: Re: SMF Now Auto-Installed by Fantastico
Post by: xenovanis on December 06, 2005, 08:15:35 PM
I have a Question ?
I have been helping out a mate to get hosted and set up smf for his students (he be a teacher) he's in Australia me in new zealand which is kinda irrelevant however he jumped the gun a bit and auto installed through fantastico which is fine but fantastico only installed 1.05 and I want to upgrade to 1.1 so he has now got a few members etc and data he doesn't want lost so the questions are as follows:
  • can I setup smf1.1 manually in another folder ie www.mysite/forum (yes I know I can do that)
  • How do I import the data from the fantastico set up forums Db into the new one? (still new at this!)
I am sure there is a simple way to do this but I am just not confident enough to try without a bit of instruction I dont want to muck up his hard work but I would prefer a manual install so that I know where everything is ie in the /forum dir and not auto installed to who knows where.
Thanks in advance.

For upgrading, follow these instructions:
Upgrade Guide (http://www.simplemachines.org/community/index.php?topic=6832.0)

You cant import a 1.0.5 database in a 1.1 forum.
Title: Re: SMF Now Auto-Installed by Fantastico
Post by: Prasad007 on December 15, 2005, 02:48:07 AM
So will the version for automated installation auto update when a new smf version releases?
also why does it have the old version 1.0.5 for automated installation?
why not the latest smf 1.1 rc1 ?
Title: Re: SMF Now Auto-Installed by Fantastico
Post by: JayBachatero on December 28, 2005, 05:12:02 PM
The reason they have 1.0.5 for the installation is because 1.0.5 has been around for a while and it's very stable.  Although 1.1 is fairly stable its still being developed and reaching it's final stage.  Once 1.1 hits final stage I believe that they will add it to the installer.

-JayBachatero
Title: Re: SMF Now Auto-Installed by Fantastico
Post by: Prasad007 on January 30, 2006, 03:58:10 AM
why not provide 1.0.6 in fantastico now that its released?
Title: Re: SMF Now Auto-Installed by Fantastico
Post by: redone on January 30, 2006, 05:07:16 AM
Providing version 1.06 of SMF is entirely an issue the providers of Fantastico and indeed your host needs to address. Updating your version of Fantastico is entirely down to these two factors and not under any control of Simplemachines.

 :)
Title: Re: SMF Now Auto-Installed by Fantastico
Post by: Prasad007 on January 30, 2006, 10:15:26 AM
oh alright! :)
Title: Re: SMF Now Auto-Installed by Fantastico
Post by: jocrenalix on March 03, 2006, 01:57:46 AM
Nice installation, but i don't know if you encountered this problem (which was already fixed by my host), that after I installed it, and clicking on the link, i got error messages, something like "line 232 had a problem.....
Title: Re: SMF Now Auto-Installed by Fantastico
Post by: JayBachatero on March 03, 2006, 09:11:28 AM
This is a PHP 4.4.0 Compatibility (http://www.simplemachines.org/community/index.php?topic=41955.0) issue.  It was fixed a while back.  Version 1.0.6 has the fix on it.
Title: Re: SMF Now Auto-Installed by Fantastico
Post by: eriktm on March 14, 2006, 02:42:57 PM
Will 1.1 Final comes into Fantastico?
Title: Re: SMF Now Auto-Installed by Fantastico
Post by: JayBachatero on March 14, 2006, 02:53:09 PM
Well It will be up to them if they want to keep with 1.0.x or go to 1.1
Title: Re: SMF Now Auto-Installed by Fantastico
Post by: eriktm on March 14, 2006, 02:56:59 PM
Do you know their homepage? (It is NOT fantastico.com)
Title: Re: SMF Now Auto-Installed by Fantastico
Post by: Trekkie101 on March 14, 2006, 03:18:30 PM
First result in google

http://www.netenberg.com/fantastico.php
Title: Re: SMF Now Auto-Installed by Fantastico
Post by: kozuch82 on April 05, 2006, 07:39:53 PM
Thank you guys,

the Fantastico library really saves time... especially when trying out different scripts!
Title: Re: SMF Now Auto-Installed by Fantastico
Post by: Prasad007 on April 06, 2006, 07:40:19 AM
Yea i first tried out SMF through fantastico cuz that time i didnt know much about ftp and stuff.
But later i was told that (at that time) SMF 1.1 RC 1 (the then latest) was better than 1.0.5 so i upgraded :)
It all started with fantastico that i started liking smf so much ;)
phpBB didnt appeal to me at all
Title: Re: SMF Now Auto-Installed by Fantastico
Post by: pangolin123 on April 08, 2006, 03:26:00 AM
That is really a good news for us.. It saves a lot of our time uploading stuff..
Title: Re: SMF Now Auto-Installed by Fantastico
Post by: eriktm on April 09, 2006, 03:21:34 PM
It`s still at 1.0.5 [Patched-1] :'( :'(
Title: Re: SMF Now Auto-Installed by Fantastico
Post by: pangolin123 on April 13, 2006, 10:14:31 AM
It`s still at 1.0.5 [Patched-1] :'( :'(

Even though its a 1.05 version, updating it is much more faster and simple.. U just need to upload a few files and run the update.php
Title: Re: SMF Now Auto-Installed by Fantastico
Post by: Col on April 14, 2006, 08:00:13 AM
Yes, install 1.0.5, and when you login to admin, it will ask if you would would like to upgrade to 1.0.7. Click "yes", job done. It really is that simple! :D
Title: Re: SMF Now Auto-Installed by Fantastico
Post by: eriktm on April 17, 2006, 12:07:22 PM
I'm using 1.1-series so... ;)
Title: Re: SMF Now Auto-Installed by Fantastico
Post by: Ðyєgσv on November 17, 2006, 11:11:41 AM
It sounds great!!! I will look for a server with Fantastico :D
Title: Re: SMF Now Auto-Installed by Fantastico
Post by: Gobo on November 24, 2006, 05:33:11 PM
hey my host (dreamhost) offers IPB on their fantastico but not SMF

dunno why
Title: Re: SMF Now Auto-Installed by Fantastico
Post by: J. Williams on November 25, 2006, 11:44:13 AM
Thats silly as IPB free is unsupported and not safe for live use whilst SMF is still up and free :D

(They might be addicted to it)
Title: Re: SMF Now Auto-Installed by Fantastico
Post by: codenaught on November 25, 2006, 11:45:46 AM
hey my host (dreamhost) offers IPB on their fantastico but not SMF

dunno why
Old versions of Fantastico used to have IPB (back when you didn't have to pay for it). Those versions were before SMF was available on Fantastico.
Title: Re: SMF Now Auto-Installed by Fantastico
Post by: Gobo on November 25, 2006, 06:53:21 PM
ops sorry i wrote IPB i meant PHPBB

do u guys think i should ask them to include SMF? maybe they will listen
Title: Re: SMF Now Auto-Installed by Fantastico
Post by: EdwinK on December 02, 2006, 10:57:14 AM
ops sorry i wrote IPB i meant PHPBB

do u guys think i should ask them to include SMF? maybe they will listen

Fantastico is a product of Cpanel, so it's cpanel who should ad it. But SMF is included in Fantastico for some time now.
Title: Re: SMF Now Auto-Installed by Fantastico
Post by: Oldiesmann on December 02, 2006, 11:11:15 AM
ops sorry i wrote IPB i meant PHPBB

do u guys think i should ask them to include SMF? maybe they will listen

Fantastico is a product of Cpanel, so it's cpanel who should ad it. But SMF is included in Fantastico for some time now.

Fantastico is actually a third-party addon for cPanel, but we are looking into what needs to be done to get it added to the regular Bulletin Boards section of cPanel. Seeing as to how YaBB 2.1 is now available this way, I may email the YaBB developers for advice :)
Title: Re: SMF Now Auto-Installed by Fantastico
Post by: NeFReT on December 03, 2006, 04:48:25 PM
yess yesss yesss

Good !!, Great , Nice
Title: Re: SMF Now Auto-Installed by Fantastico
Post by: twostars on December 22, 2006, 11:02:26 AM
yess yesss yesss

Good !!, Great , Nice
Dude, you copied a mod's post from the first page.

This is awesome news ^_^
Title: Re: SMF Now Auto-Installed by Fantastico
Post by: RC Storick on December 23, 2006, 03:10:23 PM
I have Fantastico on my server. However I am running SMF 1.0.10. When will version 1.1.1 be available for updating in my SMF control panel. I tried web install and it crashed my site. http://www.stunthanger.com/smf
Title: Re: SMF Now Auto-Installed by Fantastico
Post by: J. Williams on December 23, 2006, 04:47:46 PM
You mean 1.0.0, you could easily upgrade via the FTP method.
Title: Re: SMF Now Auto-Installed by Fantastico
Post by: JayBachatero on December 24, 2006, 02:47:42 PM
You mean 1.0.0, you could easily upgrade via the FTP method.
JJ what you talking about? :P.  It's 1.0.10 and 1.1.1
Title: Re: SMF Now Auto-Installed by Fantastico
Post by: J. Williams on December 24, 2006, 03:40:48 PM
Oh sorry didn't read the announcements :) I really need to read before I write.
Title: Re: SMF Now Auto-Installed by Fantastico
Post by: Ben_S on December 24, 2006, 05:49:13 PM
When will version 1.1.1 be available for updating in my SMF control panel.

1.1.1 is already available in fantastico, you may need to ask your host to update their installation.
Title: Re: SMF Now Auto-Installed by Fantastico
Post by: buckazznkdntx on December 25, 2006, 12:21:07 AM
Been putting off upgrading due to limited time, but after reading this thread I got all warm and fuzzy. Logged into my Cpanel and clicked one button, and bam I was done with upgrading. Have to say that was the easiest thing I have ever had to do besides maybe my ex-wife....Thanks for pointing this little gem out that was great, took about 3 minutes to do. Worn out know... ;)
Title: Re: SMF Now Auto-Installed by Fantastico
Post by: Gobo on December 25, 2006, 06:07:17 AM
ive submitted my request to dreamhost to include SMF in their 1-click installs

So any dreamhost customers here should vote for it since decisions are based on how many votes a suggestion gets - all dreamhost customers get 44 credits by default to vote on issues (u can vote a max of 3 credits per suggestion)

Incase you didnt know have a link in your CP under:
HOME >> SUGGESTIONS

currently my suggestion is pending approval to appear on the list, but keep checking and when it appears be sure to vote via ur Control Panel :P so we can have 1 click installs for SMF as well
Title: Re: SMF Now Auto-Installed by Fantastico
Post by: babjusi on December 28, 2006, 05:11:48 PM
Hi

What is fantastico?
Title: Re: SMF Now Auto-Installed by Fantastico
Post by: SleePy on December 28, 2006, 05:23:44 PM
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fantastico_(web_hosting)
Title: Re: SMF Now Auto-Installed by Fantastico
Post by: babjusi on December 28, 2006, 05:43:19 PM
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fantastico_(web_hosting)
Now it''s clear, thank you
Title: Re: SMF Now Auto-Installed by Fantastico
Post by: sanax on January 02, 2007, 02:24:04 PM
Well... don't know about you but I've been installing SMF via Fantastico since February 2006...
Title: Re: SMF Now Auto-Installed by Fantastico
Post by: Maniakc on January 02, 2007, 04:19:03 PM
A lot of places have auto installs, but they usually arent the latest version, I checked the one at Godaddy, I didnt know it had an auto one, I just downloaded it here, but the version they have is 1.0 :P
Title: Re: SMF Now Auto-Installed by Fantastico
Post by: Coldfx on January 02, 2007, 10:26:04 PM
Eh, I've had this in my cPanel for the past few months (Around the time I signed up for my first plan that had a direct cPanel).  Old :P
Title: Re: SMF Now Auto-Installed by Fantastico
Post by: mram48 on January 24, 2007, 08:47:09 PM
hmmm...I just opened an account 3 days ago with fantastico with it and I'm installing by hand? it isn't in there so perhaps I need to tell my host to get over here so I can offer it to MY customers as well.