phpBB 1-click install script

phpBB is a popular forum software that was initially released in 2000 and still remains in active development with new features being added with a vast amount of plugins and theme choices. phpBB GitHub Repository


Please ensure that the database host-name is set to when installing phpBB.

You will need to delete, rename or move the installation folder manually after installation, this is required by phpBB to unlock full forum functionality, otherwise you will be limited to phpBB’s admin control panel.

The default nginx configuration provided by HostRooster is configured for Laravel applications by default and will not work with phpBB. Please view the gist for an example of a configuration you should use that will work with HostRooster.

For more information about nginx configs with phpBB, please visit their community forums.

You will need to set your domain in the nginx configuration example provided from to the domain you are using and change the PHP version if necessary.

As of writing this (25th July 2021) the version of phpBB on composer does not support PHP 8.0. Version 4.0 of phpBB which is currently being worked on is compatible with the latest version of PHP.

You can view a demo board of phpBB which was installed with this script.


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