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  • watsloer
    New Member
    • Jul 2009
    • 3

    Please Help...

    I am so confused on how to get my vbulletin forum. I was looking at the manual and i really need help. it said

    Before installing vBulletin you need to have PHP and MySQL and have created a database within the MySQL engine to hold vBulletin's data."

    How do i get a php and mysql database server thing, i thought i could just buy vbulletin, download it, and use it i mean can someone please tell me what to do before i get it...
  • Steve Machol
    Former Customer Support Manager
    • Jul 2000
    • 154488

    As per your support ticket vBulletin requires a web server that includes PHP (minimum version 4.3.3) and MySQL (minimum 4.0.16) installed. As long as you have a host or server that meets these requirements you will be able to install and run our software.

    We do not make official recommendations regarding hosting companies. I suggest you view the vBulletin Hosting Options forum for advice from our customers:

    Discuss PHP and MySQL hosting here. Find out which hosts people like, and which to stay well clear of.

    Also to get vB support on these forums you first need to be a licensed customer and register for Priority Forum Support. To do this, please go here:

    ...and enter your email address in one of the boxes. You'll need to have your customer number and password to access the page.

    Once you've done this, please post in the appropriate support forum for your version.
    Steve Machol, former vBulletin Customer Support Manager (and NOT retired!)
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