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How to install and configure Simple Machines Forum

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Simple Machines Forum is one of the best open source forum available and quite easy to manage with very good features. Its new version has all the installation in the GUI mode so it creates the work more simple.

First of all download the simple machines forum from its site as in this demo i am using smf_2-0-rc5_install.tar.bz2

Extract it in the html folder or the place in the site where you want to add it. I have place it in html folder.
Rename the folder according to your need, In demo i have used name smf3.

#service httpd restart      //restart your Apache server so it can recognise it

Now go to your web browser and type you host name or IP which you are using followed by the path of the folder. As in example i have used http://172.16.186.128/smf3


 You will get the welcome screen to the installation of the simple machines forum.



In this all the files are given which has to be given the write permission so that the can we can write data on them.


Define the username and password which …