LayerBB is a small yet feature rich community software which enables you to quickly and easily start your own community. It offers great flexibility and easily customisable.
Operating System: Linux-Based
PHP Version: 5.5.0 or higher (with the PDO, MCrypt & CURL PHP Extension Enabled)
SQL Version: MySQL 5.6 or higher / MariaDB 10.2 or higher
Webserver Version: Apache 2.2 or higher
Time requirement for installation: 5 minutes and under providing a fast Internet connection.
Firstly head over to https://www.000webhost.com and login!
Now simply create a new website for your forum if you want it separate from your main website i.e. InfinityForums[dot]com instead of InfinityTech[dot]com/Forums
Now you’ll want to upload your own content
Hit Tools on the left then File Manager
Now upload the installation ZIP for LayerBB
If you can’t get your upload to work correctly or prefer FTP client you can use FileZilla or alternatives to do the same.
Now once uploaded you’ll want to extract it
Once extracted head into applications directory
Create a new file called config.php
Now change the permissions of config.php to 777
Now change the permissions of the applications directory to 777
Now time to hit up your website and follow the installation!
Proceed and it’ll ask for your database details from 000webhost.com
Head to Manage Database then create a new database for your forum
Fill in the information using the database and username with password you created…
Create your admin account and remember the details
Now time to delete the install directory along with the update directory for security reasons.
Login to manage your newly created forum
If you’ve not completely deleted the directory install/update it will alert you in the admincp
If you did it correctly then you should see no warnings!
You can now properly administer your forums
Create some forums and sub forums (nodes) to get started
If you have any questions don’t hesitate to ask them!