How you present your forum is how present your brand, that is why customisation is important. With phpBB you have access to hundreds of themes to instantly change the look of your forum. Also, because phpBB is open source, you are given complete access to the code to edit it without needing permission from phpBB.
One of the reason that phpBB is the most popular forum software is that it is absolutely free to use. Anyone can just go to their website, download and install the program according to the video instructions and they are off and running.
Installing phpBB according to the video instructions can be difficult and time-consuming. But, with Bunnyshell, the deployment of phpBB doesn’t require tech skills and can be made with few clicks. In this tutorial, we are going to show you, step-by-step, how to deploy phpBB in AWS. Let’s get started!
How to deploy phpBB in AWS with Bunnyshell:
Step 1: Log into Bunnyshell and open the Dashboard. Take a look at the easy-to-use interface. You will see, on the left side of the screen, the main menu. Now you should be able to see environments (company projects like production, management), resources, and one-click apps (apps like GitLab, WordPress, Magento that are optimized and ready to deploy).
Step 2: Look for RESOURCES and click on One-Click Apps.
Step 3: Once you got to the One-Click Apps, please select the one you need. If you can’t find it, feel free to use the search bar. Click on phpBB, and you will be redirected to its page.
Step 4: Check out the key features and read the requirements. Launch the app in the cloud, once you are done.
Step 5: Now you need to fill in the required info. Give the app a name, choose a location, a virtual network, and a server size.
Step 6: Take a look at the bottom of the page. You will find there the package secrets where you can add a root password for MySQL. If you don’t want to choose one, a random password will be generated. You can also see here MySQL and Apache, the package requirements for phpBB.
Step 7: You can modify and add the necessary info for Apache and MySQL. If you don’t add it, the apps will be configured with the info that was preset.
Step 8: Once you are done, all you have to do is to click on DEPLOY. After that, you will be redirected to a page where you can see that phpBB is deploying. You can click on View logs to see how the app is deployed.