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Phorum Installation with PairSIM




PairSIM is a software installation manager that makes downloading and managing popular software easy. You can use PairSIM to install Phorum, a message board software. You can use Phorum to set up a message board on your website so that visitors can interact with you and one another. For more information, visit this What is Phorum? article.

Note that this tutorial uses PairSIM, which is a web hosting add on. When this add on is enabled, your account is charged a monthly fee of $2.95.

Follow these simple steps to install Phorum using PairSIM.

Phorum Installation with PairSIM

Prefer video? See our video tutorial here. 

  1. Log in to the Account Control Center (ACC)
  2. In the left sidebar, click PairSIM and click Software Installation Manager in the drop-down
  3. If you have not yet enabled PairSIM, do so now by clicking Enable Software Installation Managerenable button image

Please note that PairSIM is an add on. When it is enabled, your account will be charged a monthly fee of $2.95.

  • Under Software Available for Installation, click the Phorum linkPhorum link image
  • Enter the required information:Phorum installation page image
    • URL: Select the domain name from the drop-down and enter the desired extension in the box.
    • Database: A database will be created for your Phorum installation. If you want to name your database, click Advanced Options and then enter the name in the open box.
    • Admin E-Mail: Enter the email that will be used for admin purposes. Information regarding this installation, such as your Phorum credentials, may be sent to this address.
  • When finished, click Install Phorum
  • If installed successfully, a page will appear telling you that your Phorum installation was successful and show some information about your installation.Installation success image

    When finished, click Return to Software Installation Management.

    This will return you to the Software Installation Manager interface, which will now show your currently installed software. Phorum should now be shown in the Currently Installed Software section.Currently installed image

    After Installation

    Need some help getting started? Check out these helpful articles:

    Looking for more articles? Go to Phorum’s Knowledge Base to learn more about the software’s functionality and modules.

    Updated on June 21, 2022

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