Convert PHPBB to IP Hosted forum

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Is it possible to convert a self-hosted PHPBB forum to a IP-hosted forum?

All the instructions I've seen for converting seem to relate to self-hosted IP forums only.

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Hm, I'm not to sure. IP Host has their files encoded but I'm pretty sure that's just for their add-ons so it may be possible.

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It's not looking good. I'm a bit annoyed to be honest, we purchased a 40-user sub after seeing that it was possible to bring the current posts/members/etc with us. The pre-sales statements about being able to convert don't mention anything about the converting function being for self-hosted forums only.

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Why not give it a try if you already bought a plan with them?

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Yes I just realised the package includes access to FTP and cPanel. It should then be possible.

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Yeah, it should work.

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I believe you're only allowed one database on hosted forums. So you'd need to load your PHPBB db into the IPB database with a different prefix.

Other than that, the steps for conversion are the same between self hosted and IPS hosted. The converters are installed just like any other application. You don't need to modify core files, so the encoded files won't cause any problems.

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I believe you're only allowed one database on hosted forums. So you'd need to load your PHPBB db into the IPB database with a different prefix.

Other than that, the steps for conversion are the same between self hosted and IPS hosted. The converters are installed just like any other application. You don't need to modify core files, so the encoded files won't cause any problems.

 

How do i load the PHPBB db into IPD database? Via PHPmyAdmin?

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Hello everyone, 

 

I have purchased a hosted Plan... I want to convert my PHPBB2 to my ISP community. 

How should I proceed?  

 

Here are the installation instructions... I don't understand them well...

 

Thanks!

 

neuhaus3000  :cry:

 

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To convert to IP.Board, then please do the following:


  • Install IP.Board as described in the Installation Guide
  • *** Done ***
  •  
  • Download the latest converters from http://external.ipslink.com/ipboard30/landing/?p=converthelp
  • *** Done ***

  • Upload all the files contained in the "upload" folder of the converters distribution
  • *** ??? Where ??? ***

  • Go to your Admin CP, select the System tab, then choose Manage Applications & Modules

  • Under Applications Not Installed press the Install link for IPS converters

  • When the installation is complete, select My Apps and then IPS Converters

  • Follow the on-screen instructions
  •  

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You're not showing up as an active client... Make sure you're logged in here with the same e-mail / password as you used in the client area.  If you are, try logging out of both here and your client area and see if you get placed in the Clients group...

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I have received this from ISP :

 

While we're not able to perform the conversion on your behalf, doing the conversion isn't overly hard.

*** Ok ***

You'd first need to get a backup of the phpBB Database, making sure it contains a "table prefix" ( by default, phpBBuses: phpbb_ ),

*** Done ***

 

then you'd upload that to your space here with FTP. 

*** Where and how ? ***

As well, any user-contributed content such as custom avatars, post attachments, etc, would need to be transferred in a ZIP or RAR file.

*** Ok, don't need it ***

We will put those files in place before the conversion, and import the phpBB database into the IP.Board database, then you'd upload and install the converter scripts and run the conversion.

*** ok ***
 

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Problem solved !  I love the IPS Support !  Quick and efficient !

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