Quick (probably stupid) question

apps

#1

Ok I just set up phpBB2 and I created a subdomain for this purpose:

forums.mydomain.com

Now my problem is this: when installed phpbb2 I put it in root/phpBB2/ and now when I go to forums.mydomain.com I get an “Index of /” with the entries:

Parent Directory
phpBB2/

Now I’ve tried to use the domain manager to redirect forums.mydomain.com to forums.mydomain.com/phpBB2/ as well as the “Display another site at your domain” option but both of these tell me I can’t point/redirect to the original domain! Did I screw this up? Do I need to just start over without the phpBB2 folder? And do I absolutely have to put the phpbb2 files in a phpBB2 folder when installing it?

Any help even just a junk it and restart cause there’s nothing you can do would be fine…lol in case you couldn’t tell I’m a pretty new to this :slight_smile:

Thanks in advance,

-David-

P.S. Sorry if this is in the wrong forum I was debating on putting it in General Troubleshooting but I was hoping there was something I could do with phpbb2 without having to scrap it and start over…


#2

Just rename phpBB2 to “forums.example.com” (where example.com is your domain). To do this in actual practice, you’d need to move phpBB2 down a level to your home directory, remove the forums.example.com directory, and then rename phpBB2 to that. There are other ways of doing it too, but that’s probably the simplest and easiest.