phpBB is a very friendly forum website software. Since its creation in 2000, phpBB(TM) has become the most widely used Open Source forum solution. It has an easy to use administration panel and a user friendly installation process, which allows you to have a forum set up in minutes. With Bluehost one-click installer, it is even easier to install phpBB.
How to Install phpBB Automatically?
Log on your hosting control panel with Bluehost. Then find the Website Builders section.
Click the Simple Scripts, you will open a new page with all auto installs built-in Bluehost cPanel. Go to the Forums section, you can find many built-in forum software tools, such as Simple Machines Forum, Vanilla Forums, MyBB, phpBB, PunBB, etc. See below screenshot:Click to open phpBB auto install, you will get a screen like this:
Click the Install button on to top right corner to create a brand new instance. Now you have the chance to select a domain to install phpBB to. You can click to install phpBB on a domain or subdomain root directly. If you like to install phpBB to a sub-folder or sub-directory, manually input the folder name in the field besides the domain selection box. Click Check Domain button, the phpBB auto installer will verify the domain.
Once the verification completes, you can click Install Now to install phpBB automatically. Make sure to check the terms and conditions option before the automatic installation of phpBB.
Once the instal is complete, you will get its credentials that you can use to access the phpBB admin panel.
In this case, my credentials are displayed as below.
Now you can go to custom your phpBB forum, such as installing themes, plugins and so on. With a large and highly customisable set of key features coupled with a standards compliant interface, phpBB(TM) will grow with, and compliment your website.