Create MySQL database and user for vBulletin forum
http://www.tmdhosting.com/tutorials/video/cpanel.html -> Create MySQL DB
Log into your cPanel (located at http://yoursite.com:2082 for your domain) Go to MySql databases. Scroll down and find: Db: _________ [add]. Here your preferred database name should be entered. Then, click Add.
This will create a database in the format of cpanelusername_databasename, where cpanelusername is your cPanel account login username with TMDhosting. Databasename is the name you have typed for your database. Now scroll down to Users. Enter a username and password, and then click Add User.
This will create a username in the format of cpanelusername_username, where cpanelusername is your cPanel account login username with TMDhosting, and username is the one you have just created for your new database.
In the drop-down select box on the left, choose your newly created username, and in the box on the right, choose your newly created database. Click Add User to Db.
vBulletin download and installation
The above steps cover all the required actions you have to take regarding your database creation process. When you are ready you can download the installation package of vBulletin via your member`s area accessible at: http://members.vbulletin.com/
$config['Database']['dbname'] = 'forum';
$config['MasterServer']['username'] = 'root';
$config['MasterServer']['password'] = '';
$config['Database']['dbname'] = 'example_vb';
$config['MasterServer']['username'] = 'example_vb';
$config['MasterServer']['password'] = 'password';
Then you should save the file in order to preserve the changes. Now you are ready to upload the installation files of your vBulletin forum. All the content of the Upload folder should be uploaded to your account under the directory where you would like to have vBulletin installed.
You can upload the content from your local computer to your public_html (or the desired subdirectory) using your favorite FTP client by following the instructions in our tutorial here (http://www.tmdhosting.com/tutorials/video/ftp.html)
On the next step you can click on the Next Step button and proceed with the installation process.
The first step of the installation will verify the existences of the config file and if it is readable. If you have properly followed the all the steps above you should be displayed with the following message: ‘’ Config file exists and is readable.’’ This means that you can safely proceed with the installation by clicking on the Next Step button.
Please click on the Next Step button in order to proceed with the installation. The third step will populate the vBulletin database with all tables required. When the following message is displayed on the bottom of your page you can proceed by clicking on the Next Step button:
During the next step vBulletin will apply the session and language type after which you can proceed by clicking on the Next Step button.
During the next step the installation wizard will populate the vBulletin database with the default data.
Next you will be asked for some default settings – please input your forum name as well as your email address.
On the next page you can proceed by clicking on the next step button. Next you will be asked to input the desired administrative username, password as well as the email address that will be set for the admin account.
The next step will create the administrative account for you after which you can click on the Next Step button.
Now you can access your forum and admin panel via your domain name. Be advised that the administrative panel is accessible via http://yourdomain.com/admincp/
From the Style Manager, please click on the Go button to enter the editor mode.
Under the Body section you can change your font color and size as well as all the other standard attributes. Additionally, you can change your page background and your table border for the correspondent sections below.
If you would like to change your vBulletin logo, please upload the desired image under your public_html folder and refer to the Image Paths section on the same page.
In the Title Image field you should apply the following path /imagename.ext where the imagename should be the real name of your image (for example ‘’logo’’) and the ext should be the extension of your logo image – jpg for example.
Installation of custom XML style file
Installation of an additional vBulletin theme
If you experience any difficulties to install your theme you can always refer to the readme file of your theme for additional information and step by step instructions. Additionally, you can always request a free professional theme installation by posting a support ticket – our technical support will be glad to assist you further in the process.
The vBulletin control panel provides you with the functionality to modify and upload new avatars post icons, smilies and edit your BB code. This can be done via the correspondent section from the menu on the left in the vBulletin admin panel.
If you would like to modify or remove any of the already existing icons and avatars you can perform this via the Icon/Avatar Manager.
If you would like to create new forum threads on your forum, please refer to the administrative control panel -> Forums & Moderators -> Forum Manager
On the new page, please input the new forum thread name and description. Additionally, you should select if the new forum will be published under an already existing one of it will have no parent one.
If you would like to administrate and rearrange your already existing forums you can perform this via your Forum Manager under the Forums and Moderators menu on the left.
The Administrative User panel provides you with the ability to add, ban, merge and delete users.
In order to add a new user to your forum via the admin panel, please click on the Add New User under the Users menu.
On the User Manager page you can set the new username and password as well as apply a user group for the newly registered member. When you are ready, click on the Save button on the bottom of the page.
If you would like to remove or modify an already existing user of your forum, please click on the Search for Users link from the Users menu. On the new page, input the desired username and click on the Exact Match button.
On the new page you can ban, delete or modify the user via the Quick User Links or change its primary group via the Primary Usergroup drop down menu.
If you are going to perform global website changes or you would like to temporary disable your forum you can achieve this via the vBulletin administrative panel by referring to the vBulletin Options menu. From the settings list, please click on the Turn your vBulletin on and off and click on the Edit Settings button.
On the new page set the Forum Active directive to No and apply your Reason For Turning Forum Off – be advised that this is the message that will be displayed to your visitors when they access your forum.
You can proceed by clicking on the Save button on the bottom of the page.