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  • Day 5 - Still having problems installing vbulletin

    I'm trying to install vbulletin on my local machine for testing purposes and haven't been able to find good helpful information on doing so.

    I tried using easyPHP but it was neither easy nor useful, so I deleted it, and instead downloaded Apache directly, and PHP directly, and MySQL directly. These installations proved successful. Apache is able to communicate with PHP and MySQL. So far so good.

    Now, do I drag and drop the 'Upload' folder and its contents into the Apache 2.2 folder and run the install from there? Well, that's what I tried to do but no dice.

    Any help here will be appreciated. Thanks.
    Last edited by RedHotChili; Tue 3 Mar '09, 9:20pm.

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    These were the most helpful instructions I was able to find for setting up a local web server. They got my Apache, PHP, & MySQL up and running.

    http://www.techmalaya.com/2007/09/02...-installation/

    http://www.techmalaya.com/2007/09/10...h-screenshots/


    Are there any technical specialists here who can guide me the rest of the way in installing vbulletin locally?

    TIA

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    • #3
      usually just using xxamp and then just installing it all it takes ..just have to make sure it is in the right folders ...meaning htdocs folder

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      • #4
        Isn't xampp a server like Apache?

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        • #5
          it has apache ...php and phpadmin all in one

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          • #6
            Okay, but I have Apache, PHP, & MySQL successfully installed already. I don't need to reinstall any of them.

            So you're saying I can use xampp to install vbulletin much easier on my local machine?

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            • #7
              yes cause it setups all all of that for you ..but if you already have everything installed and working all you need to do is just add the forums folder in the htdocs folder and modify your config.php..you can point it to localhost or just the IP 127.0.0.1 ..that is your local machine. that is how i have mine setup.

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              • #8
                I wonder if anyone here has used xampp to install vbulletin. Guess I'll do a search to see if it's been covered here.

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                • #9
                  but to be honest i have uploaded my test server online and just have it in another folder ...alot easier for me than making sure my hard drive doesnt crash or something dies on my computer ..tehn i have all work on my server ..it is legal to have a testing and live one . i have used xxamp to install it there are tons or articles if you google on how to setup vbulletin

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                  • #10
                    Originally posted by giovanni40223 View Post
                    yes cause it setups all all of that for you ..but if you already have everything installed and working all you need to do is just add the forums folder in the htdocs folder and modify your config.php..you can point it to localhost or just the IP 127.0.0.1 ..that is your local machine. that is how i have mine setup.
                    Oh okay, I follow you.

                    Thanks. I'll give it a try.

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                    • #11
                      Originally posted by giovanni40223 View Post
                      i have used xxamp to install it there are tons or articles if you google on how to setup vbulletin
                      Thanks for the tip. I didn't think of googling how to set up vbulletin, thinking this site was the best source for that info, but oh well!

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                      • #12
                        For testing, xampp is very hard to beat, plus you don't risk crashing your live server when doing 'odd' things
                        Lats...

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                        • #13
                          Still no luck.

                          Originally posted by giovanni40223 View Post
                          ..but if you already have everything installed and working all you need to do is just add the forums folder in the htdocs folder and modify your config.php..you can point it to localhost or just the IP 127.0.0.1 ..that is your local machine. that is how i have mine setup.
                          What are you calling 'forums folder' here? Are you referring to the 'Upload' folder in vBulletin?

                          Is there supposed to be support staff here helping us out? Or is this forum just for us to try to help each other out (similar to the blind leading the blind in some cases if nothing is working right) when we should be getting professional help here instead?

                          So far nothing's working right for me and it's getting pretty frustrating.

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                          • #14
                            Through trial and error I see that copying the "Upload" folder from vb into the htdocs folder of Apache allows me to get to the point where I entered my customer number and this allowed me to enter the Installer portion of the set up.

                            Whew! At least this marks progress for me so far.

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                            • #15
                              Alright! . . . I'm up and running!

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