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Smf Install Question

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Quick question.

 

I am getting ready to install smf on a sub domain of mine.

Should I install smf in the root of that sub domains folder or should I install to a sub folder of that?

 

I'm not sure what best practice is or if it even matters.

 

Matt

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A sub domain is a folder

as in domain/folder

fantastico will not install to a folder/folder

so you would need to download SMF and install is yourself

by creating the folder than upload the files to that folder and visit the install.php file

 

but you can install from fantastico to the folder that is your sub-domain.

Does that help?

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Whoops, just tried

fantastic will not install to an existing folder

so you will have to install it your self.

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Whoops, just tried

fantastic will not install to an existing folder

so you will have to install it your self.

 

Actually it did install to an existing folder. :)

I already had the subdomain setup. I just installed it to the root of that folder.

/public_html/forums

 

One more question if you don't mind me pestering you.

Do you have any recommendations as to what the files and folders permissions should be CHMOD'ed to after install? I did install using fantastico. Should I just leave them alone?

The only thing I would need to mess with is settings.php I think. After install it was set to 644.

If I want to edit server settings I can manually change settings.php to 777 and when I'm done set it back to 644.

Is this the best way?

I don't want my site or your server left open to anything. :no2:

 

Can you tell I am new at this? :rolleyes:

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OK to put SMF in a sub domain

use cpanel to create the sub domain

use file manager or ftp to delete the folder

then in fantastico install SMF in the same folder.

Cpanel has already created the redirection

and now the forum will be in a sub domain.

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Yes you can do that.

I do the same when upgrading, change just long enough to upgrade

then change back.

I put all folder at 755.

 

Glad it worked for you.

I just tried and fantastico did not want to install to an existing folder.

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I just tried and fantastico did not want to install to an existing folder.

 

Very weird that it worked for me and not for you. Oh well, the site is working for me and that is all that matters. :rolleyes:

Thanks for the help Don.

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