June 27, 2018 in General Questions
So recently i updated my server to Centos 7 on Cpanel/WHM.
I set up my homepage with WordPress.
I want to setup my IPB forums at forums.domainname.com but i dunno how to.
I have never had problems with domain.com/forum but than the link duplicates forum/forum. Can someone explain how to install IPB forums in a subdomain?
I will highly appreciate that
So you are saying that you had your forum set up at /forum before and you want to move it to run from whatever directory you set up forums.domainname.com to point to (presumably/home/USERNAME/public_html /forums)?
First, you don't need to move your site at all to start serving it from forums.domainname.com, since you can specify the directory that your subdomain points to, you can simply point to the existing /forum directory instead of the default /forums directory.
Secondly, you're going to need to update your licensed installation location in the Client Center here, so that it reflects running from the new subdomain.
You will also need to edit your $INFO['board_url'] setting in your conf_global.php file and then edit your config in your ACP as well.
From what you described, it sounds like you may also need to edit your RewriteBase directive in the .htaccess file where your forum now lives. The base should match the directory where your forum lives now (so, for example, you might need to adjust it from /forum/ to /forums/ or if you are running from the web root for the subdomain, perhaps from /forum/ to /
I forgot to mention that once you get your friendly URLs working again, you should click the Rebuild Sitemap button in the ACP System -> Site Promotion -> Search Engine Optimization. It is at the top right on that page.
ok I set-up the IPB Forums under forums.[domainname].com
Now i got a problem
I do have Cloud VPS from OVH. Any recommendations?
Don't worry about that. It's more a courtesy notice about your server than anything about the suite. We all get it. It's not just you.
Should i get it fixed tho? I mean its says Dangerous PHP Functions, can this corrupt my forums?
It’s a security thing. You can solve this typically by adding the specified items to the disabled_functions section of a php.ini or user.ini file either in your forum directory or you local or global php.ini file. Where you put it and how depends on your server. You can ask OVH about it.
You can temporarily dismiss the warning for now, it won’t affect anything, but it is a good idea to address.
Well OVH would do any support. Does anyone know how to do it? Or can provide me with step by step how to resolve it? I would highly appriciate that
We'd need to know more about your environment to even hazard a guess. Does your server use cPanel or Plesk? Is the OS Linux (for example CentOS) or Windows Server? What version? Are you running Apache and mod_PHP or Nginx and PHP-FPM? If you are using cPanel, are you using EasyApache 3 or EasyApache 4?
If you are struggling with these things and the forum/forum… is the only issue you are having, I wouldn’t move your site just because of that. Since the root is taken already by the WordPress installation, you need either a sub-domain or a folder and the identifier (e.g. “forum”) you choose for that will be there anyway – just in a different position. So it really doesn’t make much difference and one could argue that a sub-domain is worse for SEO since it disconnects your forums from your WordPress installation. And you might not want that.
I'm using Centos 7 [Whm/Cpanel] with Apache 4. I was able to fix the problem by going to phpedit and go under disable function (edit that script by adding those that were giving me trouble). I think I will post step-by-step in case someone runs into the same problem ?
Well, I also did some research and really subdomain and subdirectory not make difference for Google SEO search.
My Websites are used for Gaming Communities anyways so most people will come from our advertisements anyways.
It's not like we are big corporation where SEO search matters for our business.
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