phpBB database?

I’d like to install and try out the phpBB community forum software. The installation requires me to have database. What are they talking about? Thanks.

They are talking about this:
https://panel.dreamhost.com/kbase/index.cgi?area=999

But have you looked at DreamHost’s one-click installation of phpBB:
https://panel.dreamhost.com/kbase/index.cgi?area=2290

All the best -
marsbar