PunBB Installation

Welcome to PunBB installation! You are about to install PunBB. In order to install PunBB you must complete the form set out below. If you encounter any difficulties with the installation, please refer to the documentation.

Install PunBB 1.2

Database setup

Please enter the requested information in order to setup your database for PunBB. You must know all the information asked for before proceeding with the installation.

Select your database type

PunBB currently supports MySQL, PostgreSQL and SQLite. If your database of choice is missing from the drop-down menu below, it means this PHP environment does not have support for that particular database. More information regarding support for particular versions of each database can be found in the FAQ.

PunBB has detected that your PHP environment supports two different ways of communicating with MySQL. The two options are called standard and improved. If you are uncertain which one to use, start by trying improved and if that fails, try standard.

Enter your database server hostname

The address of the database server (example: localhost, db.myhost.com or You can specify a custom port number if your database doesn't run on the default port (example: localhost:3580). For SQLite support, just enter anything or leave it at 'localhost'.

Enter then name of your database

The name of the database that PunBB will be installed into. The database must exist. For SQLite, this is the relative path to the database file. If the SQLite database file does not exist, PunBB will attempt to create it.

Enter your database username and password

Enter the username and password with which you connect to the database. Ignore for SQLite.

Enter database table prefix

If you like you can specify a table prefix. This way you can run multiple copies of PunBB in the same database (example: foo_).

Administration setup

Please enter the requested information in order to setup an administrator for your PunBB installation

Enter Administrators username

The username of the forum administrator. You can later create more administrators and moderators. Usernames can be between 2 and 25 characters long.

Enter and confirm Administrator password

Passwords can be between 4 and 16 characters long. Passwords are case sensitive.

Enter Administrator's e-mail

The e-mail address of the forum administrator.