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phpBB 3.0.0

Required Downloads:

  • Resin 3.1.6
  • phpBB 3.0.0
  • MySql 5.0 or 4.X
  • ConnectorJ 3.1.14 (MySql JDBC Driver)

Install Instructions:

  1. Choose an install directory and unzip the contents of resin-3.1.6.zip into this directory. If you extracted into C:/ then you will have a C:/resin-3.1.6 directory.
  2. Save the Mysql ConnectorJ Jar file in the resin-3.1.6/lib subdirectory, the full path would be C:/resin-3.1.6/lib/mysql-connector-java-3.1.14-bin.jar.
  3. Extract the contents of phpBB-3.0.0.zip into C:/resin-3.1.6/webapps/ROOT. A directory named phpBB3 will be created.
  4. Navigate up to C:/resin-3.1.6 and double click on the http.exe executable.
  5. Double check that the Mysql server has been started.

You should now able to install phpBB3 by opening up the following url in a web browser.


If after entering database information, you see an error like the following:

"Could not connect to the database..."

then check that the Mysql server was started and that the Mysql ConnectorJ Jar file is in the resin lib directory.

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