I want to put up a PHPBB2 forum on my college network.
Just so you know...This is the first time i've ever used Windows 2003 server, php, mysql, and phpbb2.
I'm having a lot of dificulties with setting this thing up. First, the PHP install was screwed up and didnt install it correctly. After 3 hours of messing around with it last night i got the PHP working.
I loaded up the PHPBB install.php and filled our the form.. then i realized i forgot about mysql. Today i downloaded it and the auto installer failed. i ended up researching mysql commands and i ended up installing it manually. I set up a database for PHPBB named phpbb, and a username and password for it. u=root p=XXXXXX, and u=root and p=XXXXXX. then i installed the ODBC driver and configured it with the phpbb database. i thought i finally got this thing up and running and ready for phpbb when the install failed again.
the information i used on the phpbb forrum install is the following:
Database type: MySQL 4.x
Database server host name/DSN: localhost(default choice)
Database password:XXXXX(the corrent password)
Prefix for the tables in database: phpbb_(default choice)
I dont know what the last line is or if it take any configurations in mysql to set up or not. This is my first time using all of these programs.
E-mail address: firstname.lastname@example.org
Domain name:migit2(thats the computer name and the default choice)
Server Port: 80(default)
Script path: /forum/ (default)
im clueless now.. i thought i got everything up and running finally but i just cant seem to get this thing to work...
The error i get is the following(this is after i click the "start install" button):
An error has occurred durring the installation
The PHP configuration on your server doesnt support the database type that you chose.
i wouldnt think that the standard and msot up to date versions of mysql and php arent compatable...
i really need help on this. i might have configured PHP wrong or something :-\