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Building Forums with vBulletin by Kathy Kingsley-Hughes, Adrian Kingsley-Hughes

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Chapter 2. Installing and Configuring vBulletin

In this chapter we begin at the point where most people begin with vBulletin—with a copy of the software and somewhere to upload it to. If you have both of those, then you are probably eager to get going with the installation!

We will look at:

  • The requirements of vBulletin
  • How to install the files
  • How to create the database
  • How to troubleshoot installation problems
  • How to configure vBulletin
  • How to administer the default usergroups
  • How to secure vBulletin
  • How to get help and support

Requirements

The requirements to run vBulletin are pretty straightforward, and even the basic shared hosting available nowadays for a few dollars a month should allow you to upload, install, configure, and run vBulletin.

Basic requirements ...

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