How can I install SMF from Softaculous?

Using Softaculous to install Simple Machines Forum.

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Installing Simple Machines Forum from Softaculous is quite easy and straightforward.


From your cPanel interface, browse to the Software/Services section. From there, choose the Sofcaculous icon. Once Softaculous loads, click on the “Forums” field on the left sidebar of the page in order to expand it, find SMF in the list and click on it. Alternatively, you may use the Softaculous search button to find the SMF application.

Once the page loads you will see the SMF overview screen. Look to the upper right menu and click on the “Install” tab.

Here, you should change the entries in the following fields:

  • Site name
  • Board E-mail
  • Admin username
  • Admin password
  • Admin E-mail

If you want your SMF to be accessible through your domain name, you should leave empty the “In Directory” field.

If you want to install SMF in a subfolder fill in its name in the “In Directory” field.

After filling in all the required fields, please click on the Install button at the bottom of the page.

Once the installation is complete, you will receive a link to your website and its administrative area.

Christian Smith Answered on September 25, 2015.
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