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  • Joomla and Phpbb Coexisting on Linux?

    I have the Phpbb bulletin board currently running on my Linux server and wondered if adding Joomla would cause a problem? I want to be sure that if I load Joomla, it won't interfere with the bulletin board software or database. Please advise.

    Thanks,

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    Re: Joomla and Phpbb Coexisting on Linux?

    No, it shouldn't cause any problems. They can happily co-exist on the same site using the same database.

    A good general practice when installing an application that will share your MySQL database is to give the tables a unique prefix. For example give your phpBB tables a phpbb_ prefix and your Joomla tables jcms_ prefix. They can be anything you like, as long as you don't re-use the prefix on multiple applications. Many of these applications will do that for you during the installation, and those that don't will often allow you to specify one anyway.

    Hope this helps!

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      Re: Joomla and Phpbb Coexisting on Linux?

      Thanks, Tim.

      I'll give it a try.

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      • #4
        Re: Joomla and Phpbb Coexisting on Linux?

        Originally posted by tima
        No, it shouldn't cause any problems. They can happily co-exist on the same site using the same database.

        A good general practice when installing an application that will share your MySQL database is to give the tables a unique prefix. For example give your phpBB tables a phpbb_ prefix and your Joomla tables jcms_ prefix. They can be anything you like, as long as you don't re-use the prefix on multiple applications. Many of these applications will do that for you during the installation, and those that don't will often allow you to specify one anyway.

        Hope this helps!

        My database tables do have the phpbb prefix and hopefully they will be okay if I install Joomla. However, when I get to the step in the Joomla install it mentions that it "will overwrite all files", that made me nervous because I don't want it to overwrite any other files that might be on the Linux server that relate to my Phpbb forum installation. Does that statement mean it will overwrite files that might be common to both Joomla and Phpbb or does it means it wipes out everything that is already there?

        For example, in the root of the Linux server, I have the following directories:

        cgi-bin, tmp, logs, and doc. Within "doc" is the entire structure of the phpbb forum files. I'm hoping that Joomla won't tamper with these files.

        Still a bit nervous about proceeding. Any feedback would be welcomed.

        Thanks,

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          Re: Joomla and Phpbb Coexisting on Linux?

          Sorry for the delay in replying.

          If you were to install both applications in the same directory, and there are any files that are named the same, they would be overwritten.

          Therefore, I would recommend that you install Joomla and phpBB in separate directories, this way one won't overwrite the other.

          You could install Joomla in the /docs/ folder since it will power the main part of your site. Then you could create a sub-directory called /docs/phpbb/ or /docs/forum/ and install phpBB there.

          Also, as long as you choose different database prefixes for Joomla and phpBB, the database information from one will not overwrite the other in your MySQL database.

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