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i'm trying to put a forum into my website and to do so i have to configure it by running the given "install.php", smf said its supposed to come up as a bunch of forms but wheneve i open it with firefox i get a bunch of php code. And when i open it with IE it asks me if I would like to save or open the php file, when i click open, it opens in dreamweaver....

Wha the heck?

How do i fix this problem?
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It is a PHP file right? Your server does allow php extensions, correct?
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More information would be helpful about your server. What server versions and software are you running.
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i don't know... i just uploaded the .php files to the server and when i open in online i just get code...
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Is this your server, or is it hosted somewhere? At first glance it sounds like PHP isn't installed.
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how do i install php?
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BFRD sounds correct. If you dont have php installed and also you need to make sure you have created the database for it.

If you don't mind the other questions, can you elaborate and state exactly what you are doing with what package?

i.e. are you using phpbb and trying to direct install, etc etc.
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well i'm trying to get forums on my website, and i need php, i need a free forum thingy without ads....
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Originally Posted by Ares545
well i'm trying to get forums on my website, and i need php, i need a free forum thingy without ads....
http://rapidforum.com
http://rapidforum.com/english.php?s=free

you can get a forum here w/o having to install anything.

EDIT: ok there's ads on here but if you dont wanna have to install anything i guess you wont find any free forum...
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