How to install SMF?

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  1. luegames

    luegames New Member

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    I dled the smf zip file and i unzipped it. Now what?
     
  2. Tyler

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    Ok, what you have to do is unzip the smf file before you upload it, then with your ftp program upload it to public_html, after that go to http://yoursite.x10hosting.com/smf(or whatever the filename was that you uploaded) then it takes you to the installation process, if you need any further help i would be glad to help, just add a reply to this thread or pm me
     
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    There is a Fantastico version that installs it. Doesn't X10Hosting use it?
     
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    no they have not upgraded it, it is still yabb
     
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    the server is localhost and the install path would be public_html/smf
     
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    Here's a screenshot
     

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    the username and password have to be the same as your c-panel one and also make sure that the file you uploaded was smf cause even if it is Smf it wont work because it is case sensitive ex: if the file that you uploaded was Smf1.0 then the path would be public_html/Smf1.0
     
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    ahhh. It was case sensitive
     
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    yup i hate that lol
     
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    Now it gives me another error:

    The installer was unable to access the "smf" database. With some hosts, you have to create the database in your administration panel before SMF can use it. Some also add prefixes - like your username - to your database names.

    I have a free MySQL database, i entered all the info.

    I entered the MySQL server name as localhost. Entered the same username and password i use to login, and the table prefix is smf_

    What's wrong?
     
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    can you give me a screenshot of that too please

    Edit: i know the prefix has to be luegames_smf
    try that befor taking the screenshot cause i think that is your problem
     
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    Here:
    http://img215.exs.cx/my.php?loc=img215&image=smf26nn.png

    The installer was unable to access the "luegames_smf" database. With some hosts, you have to create the database in your administration panel before SMF can use it. Some also add prefixes - like your username - to your database names.
     
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    try smf_luegames i installed it a long time ago and its rusty in my head
     
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    The installer was unable to access the "smf" database. With some hosts, you have to create the database in your administration panel before SMF can use it. Some also add prefixes - like your username - to your database names.

    when entering smf_luegames as MySQL table prefix:
     
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    Here's a question, did you add the USER to the MySQL database before asking for support?

    Go log in to your Cpanel, and go to the MySQL databases page, make a screenshot of it, it would help us!
     
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    you dont even have to make a mysql database it does it for you so if u did and named it smf then thats your problem there, delete it then try the install again :) hopefully that helps

    I just did the install and i made a mysql database and it wouldnt let me but once i deleted it, it worked fine
     
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    I thought that function was down on SMF 1.0.2 and it isn't on Fantastico, but please , just let him answer my questions :whatchuta
     
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    Is this what you are talking about?
     

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    no i already told you they did not upgrade so its still yabb and i just did a install and thats his problem ;)
     
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