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How to Install Simple machine Forum via Softaculous in cPanel?

How to Install  Simple machine Forum via Softaculous in cPanel?

Install  Simple machine Forum

1. Log into your cPanel account.
2. In the “Software” section, click on “Softaculous App Installer” Icon.

softaculous icon - How to Install Simple machine Forum via Softaculous in cPanel?

3. cPanel will redirect you to the Softaculous Panel.
4. On the left side of your screen you should locate the “Forums” category. Click on it and then click on the “SMF” link that will appear.

SMF softaculous - How to Install Simple machine Forum via Softaculous in cPanel?

5. Click on the “Install” button.

SMF install button - How to Install Simple machine Forum via Softaculous in cPanel?

6. Fill the necessary field under the “Software Setup” field:

  • Choose Protocol:You can leave this as it is.
  • Choose Domain: If you don’t have multiple domains of server, leave this as it is.
  • In Directory: If you want to install this in a directory, for example example.com/forums, enter the directory name. Otherwise, leave this blank to install in your main domain example.com

7. Enter the following details under the “Board Settings” field:

  • Board Name: Name of the forum
  • Visual verification image to display: Useful for spam prevention.
  • Board E-mail: The forums e-mail address

SMF install screen - How to Install Simple machine Forum via Softaculous in cPanel?

8. Under the “Admin Account” field enter the following information:

  • Admin Username: Your new phpBB username (for security reason do not use the “Administrator” or the “Admin” username.)
  • Password: Use a strong password.
  • Real Name: Leave this as it is or enter your real name.
  • Admin Email: Your e-mail address. (Useful for administrator account password reset, notification, etc)

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Note: Copy the admin username and password on a notepad because you will need these login details to access the admin area of your Simple Machine(SMF) Forum.

9. Enter the following details under the “Choose Language” field:

      • Select Language: The default language of the forum is English.

10.Advanced Options: Leave this as it is, unless you want to change the database name or take an automated backup. Please note that taking frequent backups may take a lot of disk space.

Finally, scroll down to the end of page and click on the Install Button.

softaculous install button - How to Install Simple machine Forum via Softaculous in cPanel?

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