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  • Newbie Question Getting Started

    I'm a novice but I've been chartered with upgrading our forum from WebBBs to VBulletin. I'm in the process of changing services because the hosting plan I currently have doesn't support MySQL or PHP.

    The hosting company has move my files to the new server and is awaiting my OK to change the DSNs.

    I've downloaded the test file. I run the test file but I have no clue as to what my database name, id, userid, pw etc. I want to make sure this will work before having the hosting company turn on the new server. I also want to have a clue as to how big of a task I have ahead of me once I purchase VBulletin.

    So.. how do I test that this works? I have no experience except I know how to FTP.


    HELP Please!

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    You need to setup a MySQL database on this host first, then your the username, password and db name to run this.

    Here is our online documentation for creating a new database and db user:

    And from the MySQL site:
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    • #3
      WebBBS --> phpBB -
      phpbb --> vBulletin - vBulletin ImpEx

      That means you'll have to create the appropriate MySQL database for phpBB, download and install phpBB, convert, create a MySWL databse for vBulletin, install vBulletin, and ImpEx the phpBB database to vBulletin.

      Will it work? I don't know.
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