How to Install Simple Machine Forum


Simple Machines offers free open source software such as SMF, the powerful and easy to use community forum written in PHP.

What you’ll need
Before you begin this guide you’ll need the following:

Active 000webhost hosting account

  1. Login to your 000webhost control panel. You can do this by visiting

  2. Fill in your 000webhost details and login to your account.

  3. Choose “Build Website” from left menu.

  4. Then click on “Upload Files now”.

  5. After clicking on “Upload Files now”…you wll be redirected to “000webhost File Manager”.

  6. Click and Open “public_html”.

  7. Upload "smf_2-0-13

  8. Now Right click on “smf_2-0-13” and click on “Extract”
    (Use this unzipper…if you have problems while extracting, Link:-

  9. Also create database for your smf site from “Manage Database”

  10. Make Sure your PHP Version is 5.6.

  11. Now Open SMF Installer Page and click “continue”

  12. Fill details related to database and click “continue”.

  13. Check forum settings and click “continue”.

  14. Wait till the tables get populated and click “continue”.

15)Create Admin Account and Finalize the Installation.

Finally SMF is Installed!!!

If you have any questions do reply or PM me!!!