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phpBB is an Internet forum package written in the PHP scripting language. More information about phpBB can be found here.


  • Email address:
    Your email address. You phpBB installation will send error messages to this e-mail address.
  • Directory:
    The installation directory. If it is left blank the phpBB files will be copied directly to the document root folder. If you provide a name, a subdirectoy will be created and your phpBB files will be placed in this directory.
  • Table Prefix:
    phpBB can use a table prefix to manage multiple forums in a single database.

  • Database name:
    Set the name of your database schema which will be added to your local database.
    After installation you can view this database using phpMyAdmin, Sequel Pro, or MySQLWorkbench.

  • User name:
    The phpBB admin. Use this user name to log into the admin area of your phpBB installation.
  • Password:
    The phpBB admins default password. Use this password to log into the admin area of your phpBB installation.


After your phpBB extra is installed you will see two links to your site. The MAMP button will open your Extra’s homepage. The MAMP button will open the admin page of your phpBB site. Your admin page is in the “ucp.php” file in your document root. Your database name is indicated to the right of the MAMP icon, your database table prefix is in parenthesis.