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An AWS product, phpBB 3.1 Forum, provided by MIRI Infotech. phpBB is designed to help you build an interactive community with users, or members. Visitors will come and sign up, so they can participate in discussions with other like-minded individuals on specific topics. By managing a community, you get credibility for creating a place for the exchange of ideas.


We are Launching a product which will configure and publish phpBB embedded pre-configured framework with LAMP and ready-to-launch AMI on Amazon EC2 that contains phpBB, Apache, MySQL, Linux, PHP (LAMP).

phpBB is a web forum package written in the PHP scripting language. A free open source software providing a much simpler administration interface and has a thriving ecosystem of modifications and styles that allow admins many options for customizing the software to their liking.

  • phpBB supports multiple database engines (PostgreSQL, SQLite, MySQL, Oracle Database, Microsoft SQL Server)
  • Forum: Forums make up the organizational structure of the board.
  • Security: phpBB leads the industry in security.
  • Anti-spam: Multiple tools keep your board free of unwanted users and spam.
  • Caching: - phpBB utilizes an advanced caching system which increases performance.
  • Styles: - Fully customize the way phpBB looks with user-contributed styles.
  • Permissions: - Fine tune where users can go and which features they can use.
  • Plugins: - phpBB boasts a powerful plugin system to connect phpBB to other applications.
  • Search System: - The powerful search system lets users find topics, posts, and users.
  • Administration: - Gain full control over the look, feel, and operation of your board.
phpBB live cast:

You can subscribe to PhpBB, an AWS Marketplace product and launch an instance from the product's AMI using the Amazon EC2 launch wizard.

To launch an instance from the AWS Marketplace using the launch wizard
  • Open the Amazon EC2 console at https://console.aws.amazon.com/ec2/.
  • From the Amazon EC2 dashboard, choose Launch Instance.
    On the Choose an Amazon Machine Image (AMI) page, choose the AWS Marketplace category on the left. Find a suitable AMI by browsing the categories, or using the search functionality. Choose Select to choose your product.
  • A dialog displays an overview of the product you've selected. You can view the pricing information, as well as any other information that the vendor has provided. When you're ready, choose Continue.
  • On the Choose an Instance Type page, select the hardware configuration and size of the instance to launch. When you're done, choose Next: Configure Instance Details.
  • On the next pages of the wizard, you can configure your instance, add storage, and add tags. For more information about the different options you can configure, see Launching an Instance. Choose Next until you reach the Configure Security Group page.
  • The wizard creates a new security group according to the vendor's specifications for the product. The security group may include rules that allow all IP addresses ( access on SSH (port 22) on Linux or RDP (port 3389) on Windows. We recommend that you adjust these rules to allow only a specific address or range of addresses to access your instance over those ports.
  • When you are ready, choose Review and Launch.
  • On the Review Instance Launch page, check the details of the AMI from which you're about to launch the instance, as well as the other configuration details you set up in the wizard. When you're ready, choose Launch to select or create a key pair, and launch your instance.
  • Depending on the product you've subscribed to, the instance may take a few minutes or more to launch. You are first subscribed to the product before your instance can launch. If there are any problems with your credit card details, you will be asked to update your account details. When the launch confirmation page displays


phpBB is a web forum package written in the PHP scripting language. A free open source software providing a much simpler administration interface and has a thriving ecosystem of modifications and styles that allow admins many options for customizing the software to their liking.


First things first, you will need to install the program. Typically, you will have to install your phpBB with the help of a third party and then get the configurations done. Miri Infotech Inc provides a product that installs other programs and takes care of a lot of the extraneous tasks such as creating and naming the database and its default user, setting up the proper folder structure, etc.


  • The ISO names of the browser language settings are different to the ISO names used for the phpBB language packs. Here you should install only one language pack for every main language. Don't install every available localized language pack.
  • Backup/Restore option is not available.

Usage / Deployment Instruction

Open the URL: http://<instance ip address>

<instance ip address> : IP address of the running EC2 instance.

Step 1: Select your language. Example – select English

Step 2: Check Requirements.

Step 3: Database Settings

Database Type = Mysql

Server : localhost

MySQL database user : miriphpbb

MySQL database password : <instanceID>

MySQL database Name : miriphpbbdb

Step 4: Website information submission

Step 5: Setup Complete

Step 6: Admin Login

User name : admin

Password : <instanceID>

SSH using root user is disabled. ec2-user is the sudo user with root privileges with access using the key pair created during launching the instance.

MYSQL can be accessed only with SSH

MYSQL User : root

Password : <instanceID>

Note : You are not supposed to change it.

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