XF 2.2 Before Installation: Upgrade DB before migration & redirect document root via .htaccess?

otix_

Member
Hello everyone!

a few days ago i bought Xenforo. Now I want to switch from Vbulletin 4.2.3 to Xenforo.

We have a VPS with WHM and CPanel

Our database is currently running on MySQL 5.6 and PHP 5.6

My first question before installing:

- should I upgrade the database to MariaDB 10.3 before installing?

Second question:

- our Vbulletin forum is currently in the public_html directory. Are there any disadvantages if I redirect the document root directory to a subfolder using .htaccess?

So far my first questions.
Thank you!
 

Brogan

XenForo moderator
Staff member
- should I upgrade the database to MariaDB 10.3 before installing?
XF works fine with either - it's up to you if/when you switch to mariaDB.

- our Vbulletin forum is currently in the public_html directory. Are there any disadvantages if I redirect the document root directory to a subfolder using .htaccess?
Typically you would install XF in a temp directory, then do the import, then archive VB and move XF to the root.
 

Black Tiger

Active member
Our database is currently running on MySQL 5.6 and PHP 5.6
Mysql is oke, but php is not.

Current requirements
Please note that XenForo 2.2 has higher system requirements than earlier versions.

The following are minimum requirements:
  • PHP 7.0 or newer (PHP 7.4 recommended)
  • MySQL 5.5 and newer (Also compatible with MariaDB/Percona etc.)
  • All of the official add-ons require XenForo 2.2.
  • Enhanced Search requires at least Elasticsearch 2.0.
 
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