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Offline novic3

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Trouble Installing Forum
« on: May 17, 2018, 09:45:03 PM »
Please forgive me. I understand their is a wiki but I am a computer noob lol

Which version of simple machines is the latest? 2.015?

Do I download zip or gz?

When I upload it to the server do I put it in public html?

Do I upload it as the whole zip and extract on the server or is their a sub-folder to upload?

Thanks

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Re: Trouble Installing Forum
« Reply #1 on: May 17, 2018, 09:50:22 PM »
2.0.15 is the latest stable.

Upload the contents of the zip file to public_html if you want your whole site to be your forum. otherwise make a forum folder and upload it there.
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Re: Trouble Installing Forum
« Reply #2 on: May 17, 2018, 10:04:20 PM »
so do I upload the zip to public_html in my copanel then extract the zip?

In the zip I see the sub folder of smf_2-0-15_install  what do I do with that folder? thx

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Re: Trouble Installing Forum
« Reply #3 on: May 17, 2018, 10:15:09 PM »
Yeah if you can extract the contents via cpanel.
If not just upload all the files via ftp
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Re: Trouble Installing Forum
« Reply #4 on: May 17, 2018, 10:31:22 PM »
sorry I was unclear :) Do I upload the zip into the public_html then extract the zip itself within public html and run the installer or do I open the zip on my desktop and ONLY upload the smf_2-0-15_install (6) in the public_html?

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Re: Trouble Installing Forum
« Reply #5 on: May 17, 2018, 10:47:12 PM »
Upload the contents of  smf_2-0-15_install (6) from your desktop via ftp to the public_html folder
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Re: Trouble Installing Forum
« Reply #6 on: May 17, 2018, 11:10:57 PM »
so not the folder itself but all of the subfolders within? then I put all those sub folders in the public_html area on the server?

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Re: Trouble Installing Forum
« Reply #7 on: May 17, 2018, 11:12:03 PM »
correct
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Re: Trouble Installing Forum
« Reply #8 on: May 17, 2018, 11:47:05 PM »
ok, I did that but now when I do mydomain/forum/install.php I get a 404 error page. I uploaded the folder into cpanel, then moved it to public_html then I removed the contents from the folder and put it in but no luck :(

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Re: Trouble Installing Forum
« Reply #9 on: May 17, 2018, 11:57:09 PM »
What about mydomain.com
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Re: Trouble Installing Forum
« Reply #10 on: May 17, 2018, 11:58:55 PM »
sorry what I meant to say is when I do freeadzworld/forum/install.php (my website domain name)  I get a 404 error page. I uploaded the folder into cpanel, then moved it to public_html then I removed the contents from the folder and put it in but no luck :(

I am having trouble with the installer



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Re: Trouble Installing Forum
« Reply #11 on: May 18, 2018, 12:00:32 AM »
Did you put in a folder forum if not don't use it
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Re: Trouble Installing Forum
« Reply #12 on: May 18, 2018, 12:07:08 AM »
so your saying put a subfolder called "Forum" in my public_html?

thanks

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Re: Trouble Installing Forum
« Reply #13 on: May 18, 2018, 12:12:54 AM »
if you want to have domain.com/forum
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Re: Trouble Installing Forum
« Reply #14 on: May 18, 2018, 12:39:12 AM »
ok I got it to work however it asks for the database prefix. What is that?

sorry for really noob questions lol

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Re: Trouble Installing Forum
« Reply #15 on: May 18, 2018, 01:01:59 AM »
leave it as is
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Re: Trouble Installing Forum
« Reply #16 on: May 18, 2018, 01:15:35 AM »
so you are saying leave the table prefix as "smf_"

(I made a database like the instructions told me)

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Re: Trouble Installing Forum
« Reply #17 on: May 18, 2018, 01:27:39 AM »
yes
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Re: Trouble Installing Forum
« Reply #18 on: May 18, 2018, 01:44:44 AM »
now I get a 502 error

"502 Bad Gateway
The server returned an invalid or incomplete response."

what do I do?

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Re: Trouble Installing Forum
« Reply #19 on: May 18, 2018, 09:56:45 AM »
you need to upload the entire contents of the zip to your target location..  not just subfolders. ALL files and folders.
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