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Building Online Communities with phpBB 2 by Stoyan Stefanov, Mike Lothar, Jeremy Rogers

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Post-Installation Tasks

After you’ve installed phpBB, you need to perform a few post-install operations, namely to delete unneeded directories and to set some basic configuration options.

Time For Action—Deleting Unneeded Directories
  1. Connect to your server via FTP (skip this step for local installations).
  2. Go to the directory where phpBB is installed.
  3. Delete the install and contrib directories.
  4. (Optionally) delete the docs directory as well.
What Just Happened?

After a successful installation, when you visit your new phpBB forum’s homepage you’ll get a hint about your post-install tasks. You’re advised to delete the install and contrib directories, because leaving them on the server is considered a security risk, so big that phpBB won’t even run if it ...

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