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A step by step guide to a new install on cPanel

Rambro

Well-known member
#1
Can anyone help me with one of these please? My host installed it for me the first time and now its gotten screwed up by an add-on. And some of my own attempts to fix it. And now my host's gone awol and I have no clue how to reinstall this thing. I honestly wouldn't know a root folder from my elbow, or a database from my *******. If someone could please help me go over the basics, and do it in a way that someone with NO experience could understand, I would be very greatly appreciative.

I think I have the first few steps down:

1)Log in to cPanel
2) Open the File Manager
3) Upload the zip
4)Unpack the zip and move ALL the files and folders from within the upload folder to the /home/domain folder. So it would look like this:

/home/domain
entirety of xenforo upload folder

Its after this that I've no clue.
 

Rambro

Well-known member
#3
So I delete everything out of my /home/domain folder. Then I upload the xenforo install to replace it. But when I point my browser to domain/install, it just gives me a "domain - error" and does nothing.

And even with my files all deleted, my forum still seems to work and run like it did before. ???
http://xenforo.com/help/installation/

In addition you will also need to create the database - log in to phpMyAdmin and create it from there.
Give it a name and also a user and password for connecting to the database.

Here's a guide for localhost which should help: http://xenforo.com/community/resources/how-to-install-xenforo-locally-to-your-pc-using-xampp.355/
Thanks Brogan. I'll work my way through your instructions using the mac software from the discussion thread in your resource. I looked at phpMyAdmin and I have NO CLUE what the hell all that is.

I'm a bit new at this...
 

Rambro

Well-known member
#5
Its apparently working. I can't install any add-ons properly. And I f-ed around with the files trying to install backups and a new install of xenforo. So I just want to start it from scratch. This way, I'll know how to do it. I obviously can't rely on my so-called 'managed' host for any sort of help. I should have done it myself, but he offered, so I figured "what the hell?"