Let's now look at how to install vBulletin. The process is pretty straightforward and installation should only take you about an hour the first time you do it. (Once you get used to it, it's an easy job, one that you can accomplish in a few minutes.)
Make sure you have your customer number handy!
You will need this number to carry out the installation of vBulletin, so make sure you have it handy. (You should have been sent this when you purchased vBulletin.) You won't be able to proceed with the installation without it.
Let's begin by looking at the tools you will need to install vBulletin.
There are a few tools that you need to have, but these you should be able to pick up for free.