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    Can someone please tell which part of this huge file i need to change/add and also how and where do i put what im adding?

    // ****** DATABASE TYPE ******
    // This is the type of the database server on which your vBulletin database will be located.
    // Valid options are mysql and mysqli, for slave support add _slave. Try to use mysqli if you are using PHP 5 and MySQL 4.1+
    // for slave options just append _slave to your preferred database type.
    $config['Database']['dbtype'] = 'mysql';
    // ****** DATABASE NAME ******
    // This is the name of the database where your vBulletin will be located.
    // This must be created by your webhost.
    $config['Database']['dbname'] = 'forum';
    // ****** TABLE PREFIX ******
    // Prefix that your vBulletin tables have in the database.
    $config['Database']['tableprefix'] = '';
    // ****** TECHNICAL EMAIL ADDRESS ******
    // If any database errors occur, they will be emailed to the address specified here.
    // Leave this blank to not send any emails when there is a database error.
    $config['Database']['technicalemail'] = '[email protected]';
    // ****** FORCE EMPTY SQL MODE ******
    // New versions of MySQL (4.1+) have introduced some behaviors that are
    // incompatible with vBulletin. Setting this value to "true" disables those
    // behaviors. You only need to modify this value if vBulletin recommends it.
    $config['Database']['force_sql_mode'] = false;

    // This is the hostname or IP address and port of the database server.
    // If you are unsure of what to put here, leave the default values.
    $config['MasterServer']['servername'] = 'localhost';
    $config['MasterServer']['port'] = 3306;
    // This is the username and password you use to access MySQL.
    // These must be obtained through your webhost.
    $config['MasterServer']['username'] = 'root';
    $config['MasterServer']['password'] = '';
    // This option allows you to turn persistent connections to MySQL on or off.
    // The difference in performance is negligible for all but the largest boards.
    // If you are unsure what this should be, leave it off. (0 = off; 1 = on)
    $config['MasterServer']['usepconnect'] = 0;

    // If you have multiple database backends, this is the information for your slave
    // server. If you are not 100% sure you need to fill in this information,
    // do not change any of the values here.
    $config['SlaveServer']['servername'] = '';
    $config['SlaveServer']['port'] = 3306;
    $config['SlaveServer']['username'] = '';
    $config['SlaveServer']['password'] = '';
    $config['SlaveServer']['usepconnect'] = 0;

    // This setting allows you to change the name of the folders that the admin and
    // moderator control panels reside in. You may wish to do this for security purposes.
    // Please note that if you change the name of the directory here, you will still need
    // to manually change the name of the directory on the server.
    $config['Misc']['admincpdir'] = 'admincp';
    $config['Misc']['modcpdir'] = 'modcp';
    // Prefix that all vBulletin cookies will have
    // Keep this short and only use numbers and letters, i.e. 1-9 and a-Z
    $config['Misc']['cookieprefix'] = 'bb';
    // ******** FULL PATH TO FORUMS DIRECTORY ******
    // On a few systems it may be necessary to input the full path to your forums directory
    // for vBulletin to function normally. You can ignore this setting unless vBulletin
    // tells you to fill this in. Do not include a trailing slash!
    // Example Unix:
    // $config['Misc']['forumpath'] = '/home/users/public_html/forums';
    // Example Win32:
    // $config['Misc']['forumpath'] = 'c:\program files\apache group\apache\htdocs\vb3';
    $config['Misc']['forumpath'] = '';

    // The users specified here will be allowed to view the admin log in the control panel.
    // Users must be specified by *ID number* here. To obtain a user's ID number,
    // view their profile via the control panel. If this is a new installation, leave
    // the first user created will have a user ID of 1. Seperate each userid with a comma.
    $config['SpecialUsers']['canviewadminlog'] = '1';
    // The users specified here will be allowed to remove ("prune") entries from the admin
    // log. See the above entry for more information on the format.
    $config['SpecialUsers']['canpruneadminlog'] = '1';
    // The users specified here will be allowed to run queries from the control panel.
    // See the above entries for more information on the format.
    // Please note that the ability to run queries is quite powerful. You may wish
    // to remove all user IDs from this list for security reasons.
    $config['SpecialUsers']['canrunqueries'] = '';
    // The users specified here will not be deletable or alterable from the control panel by any users.
    // To specify more than one user, separate userids with commas.
    $config['SpecialUsers']['undeletableusers'] = '';
    // ****** SUPER ADMINISTRATORS ******
    // The users specified below will have permission to access the administrator permissions
    // page, which controls the permissions of other administrators
    $config['SpecialUsers']['superadministrators'] = '1';
    // Here you can configure different methods for caching datastore items.
    // vB_Datastore_Filecache - to use includes/datastore/datastore_cache.php
    // vB_Datastore_APC - to use APC
    // vB_Datastore_XCache - to use XCache
    // vB_Datastore_Memcached - to use a Memcache server, more configuration below
    // $config['Datastore']['class'] = 'vB_Datastore_Filecache';
    // ******** DATASTORE PREFIX ******
    // If you are using a PHP Caching system (APC, XCache, eAccelerator) with more
    // than one set of forums installed on your host, you *may* need to use a prefix
    // so that they do not try to use the same variable within the cache.
    // This works in a similar manner to the database table prefix.
    // $config['Datastore']['prefix'] = '';
    // It is also necessary to specify the hostname or IP address and the port the server is listening on
    $config['Datastore']['class'] = 'vB_Datastore_Memcached';
    $i = 0;
    // First Server
    $config['Misc']['memcacheserver'][$i] = '';
    $config['Misc']['memcacheport'][$i] = 11211;
    $config['Misc']['memcachepersistent'][$i] = true;
    $config['Misc']['memcacheweight'][$i] = 1;
    $config['Misc']['memcachetimeout'][$i] = 1;
    $config['Misc']['memcacheretry_interval'][$i] = 15;
    // ****** The following options are only needed in special cases ******
    // ****** MySQLI OPTIONS *****
    // When using MySQL 4.1+, MySQLi should be used to connect to the database.
    // If you need to set the default connection charset because your database
    // is using a charset other than latin1, you can set the charset here.
    // If you don't set the charset to be the same as your database, you
    // may receive collation errors. Ignore this setting unless you
    // are sure you need to use it.
    // $config['Mysqli']['charset'] = 'utf8';
    // Optionally, PHP can be instructed to set connection parameters by reading from the
    // file named in 'ini_file'. Please use a full path to the file.
    // Example:
    // $config['Mysqli']['ini_file'] = 'c:\program files\MySQL\MySQL Server 4.1\my.ini';
    $config['Mysqli']['ini_file'] = '';
    // Image Processing Options
    // Images that exceed either dimension below will not be resized by vBulletin. If you need to resize larger images, alter these settings.
    $config['Misc']['maxwidth'] = 2592;
    $config['Misc']['maxheight'] = 1944;

  • #2
    Of the settings in this file, only a few need to be edited in order to create a working vBulletin configuration file. These settings are:

    This value should be altered to state the name of the database that will contain your vBulletin installation on the database server.

    An email address should be entered here. All database error messages will be forwarded to the email address provided.

    This sets the address of your database server. On most installations the database server is located on the same computer as the web server, in which case the address should be set to 'localhost', otherwise use the address of the database server as supplied by your web host.

    This variable contains the username provided to you by your host for connecting to your database server.

    The password that accompanies the database username should be entered here.

    All values go to the right of the equal sign between the single quotes.
    Translations provided by Google.

    Wayne Luke
    The Rabid Badger - a vBulletin Cloud demonstration site.
    vBulletin 5 API


    • #3
      Thank you for your response...Wish me luck i've never done this before.

      Also my host just sent me this what is it....


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