Instructions for the installation of the PunBB forum and for upgrading from previous versions.
MySQL: PunBB will not work at all with any version prior to 3.23.17.
PostgreSQL: PunBB 1.2.* has been thoroughly tested on various versions between 7.3.3 and 7.4.5, but it should work fine with any version greater than 7.0. Please note that PHP 4.3.0 or later is required for PostgreSQL support.
SQLite: PunBB 1.2.* has only been thoroughly tested on versions 2.8.11 and 2.8.14 of SQLite, but should work with basically any version.
Please report any problems you might encounter during installation in the PunBB.org Support Forums.
NOTE: Make a backup of your current forum directory before proceeding. Also, don't forget to make a backup of your forum database. Use the tool mysqldump for MySQL and pg_dump if you are using PostgreSQL. If you're using SQLite, just make a backup copy of the SQLite database file. You can also make database backups via most administration tools such as MySQL Administrator, phpMyAdmin and phpPgAdmin.
In order to upgrade from PunBB 1.0.* to 1.2.14, you must first update your current installation to 1.1. Download PunBB 1.1 from the PunBB.org downloads page and follow the upgrade instructions in the included install.html.
In order to upgrade from PunBB 1.1.* to 1.2.14, you must first update your current installation to 1.2. Download PunBB 1.2 from the PunBB.org downloads page and follow the upgrade instructions in the included install.html.
Follow these instructions to update your current 1.2.* installation to 1.2.14.
You should now be running PunBB 1.2.14.
Here are some recommendations for maximizing the performance of PunBB.