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Question about Installing, Sub domain and XenPorta

Discussion in 'XenForo Questions and Support' started by kenng, May 23, 2012.

  1. kenng

    kenng Member

    Hi there, I'm new here and new to XenForo. I need some help and suggestion. I would like to know if I should install it on my /forum/ folder? and make it a sub domain like forum.mysite.com How can I do so?

    Also, How can I make XenPorta as my main page? For example, mysite.com will be XenPorta? and forum will be forum.mysite.com


  2. Chris D

    Chris D XenForo Developer Staff Member

    For the configuration your suggesting, I'd recommend having your main site as http://mysite.com and your forum being http://mysite.com/forum.

    If you did want a sub-domain then you would have to configure that through your hosting account such as through cPanel or Plesk... but to me it just makes sense to have www.mysite.com and www.mysite.com/forum.

    Once you have XenPorta installed there is an option to set the Portal as your Index controller. This basically means that www.mysite.com will take you to XenPorta and www.mysite.com/forums will take you to the forums.
  3. kenng

    kenng Member

    I've installed on folder /forums/ however the XenPorta is not working right. Home is /forums/ and forum link is /forums/forum

    I've set it to Set as Index Controller
  4. Chris D

    Chris D XenForo Developer Staff Member

    You don't need to install it into the forums folder.

    If we were starting again, you would:

    1) Install the forum to http://mysite.com (no folder!)
    2) Install XenPorta
    3) Configure Set as Index Controller

    That would then leave you with

    http://mysite.com as your XenPorta homepage/portal and your forums would be automatically moved to http://mysite.com/forum
  5. kenng

    kenng Member

    I got it. So there is no way for me to do what i want? forums as sub domain? The default forum will be moved to /forum. can I rename it to forums instead?
  6. Chris D

    Chris D XenForo Developer Staff Member

    As I say, it will be a server configuration rather than XenForo. So either configure it through your webhosting Control Panel or contact your hosting provider.
  7. kenng

    kenng Member

    Thanks for the help. In that case, I'll install it ROOT. Hoping that forum in the URL can be changed to forums.
  8. Jake Bunce

    Jake Bunce XenForo Moderator Staff Member

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