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
- Connect to your server via FTP (skip this step for local installations).
- Go to the directory where phpBB is installed.
- Delete the
- (Optionally) delete the
docsdirectory 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
contrib directories, because leaving them on the server is considered a security risk, so big that phpBB won't even run ...