I have my hosting ready and it comes with C Panel with File Manager. The File Manager only allows you to install one item at a time, but I have heard that FTP gives a way around that? Anybody able to advise or suggest anything to spead up the process? I don't really want to spend the next X amount of hours installing and creating every file individually
Thanks for the link. I found a different way round the problem (upload a zip file, then extracted). Which worked perfectly. I've now run into a different issue.
In the installation-upgrade guide that comes with the XF download, it says after uploading the "upload" folder, to go to the install folder via your internet browser so it will prompt the installation. This is my route to it:
But when I put that in, I get a 404 instead. Any ideas what might have happened and how to fix it?
(PS, if needed: once XF is installed and our database has been grabbed, converted and installed, the url for the XF forum will change to sizaelrpg.com - it's just the forum we currently use is still using that for the moment.)
Also, we may be about to have issues with internal links within posts once we have installed the directory. This is what Ashkir said about the converting process for our database at how it will probably convert once he's started:
The bot will probably convert this way: Zetaboards -> PHPBB2 PHPBB2 -> PHPBB3 PHPBB3 -> XenForo
I've set up the MySQL stuff it asks for, but don't know the server and port. It says on the installation to leave it as it is if you don't know. Will leaving it as is affect anything? Is it possible to update it if I get the information later?
I have used, Dreamweaver, Smart FTP, and FileZilla as FTP uploaders and I have to be honest, DreamWeaver was the worst of them and Smart FTP and FileZilla are pretty much the same. I'd say, use FileZilla for 2 reasons.
1. It's FREE
2. You said you used CPanel right? After you create an FTP account you can click on the Configure FTP Client link and it'll give you three options. FileZilla is one of them. This makes it extremely easy and dare I say... fool proof.
3. Did I mention it was free?
Note: I only read the first post and hit reply. I don't care about everyone in between didn't read everything in between so I apologize if this was pointed out already.