Trying to create a subdomain for a site as forum.sitename.com/www.forum.sitename.com. I've tried following these instructions:

http://community.webfaction.com/questions/3326/installing-phpbb-on-webfaction

As follows... Create a new static/cgi/php app

[done...]

Create a new MySQL database

[done, but I'm not sure how this relates to the other steps.]

Upload your application's files into ~/webapps/name_of_your_new_app

[done]

Add your new app to a site

[done]

Go to your new site and follow the application installation steps from there

[cannot find forum.newsite.com.]

I'm new, so forgive any stupidity, but... do I need to associate the MySQL database with the new site somehow? Do things have to have the same name? Does the MySQL database need to attach to the subdomain somehow?

Thanks for any help. Apologies if I'm being a dunce.

asked 27 Aug '11, 14:31

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[cannot find forum.newsite.com.]
You will need to add the domain to your Control panel and then create a website record.

Then to configure MySQL and the rest of PhpBB visit http://your_domain/install/

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answered 27 Aug '11, 15:22

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I think that's what I DID, is the thing.

newsite.com already exits. So to add a forum under forum.newsite.com to it, I did the following:

I created the domains: forum.newsite.com and www.forum.newsite.com

Then I created an app: siteforum (static/cgi/php)

I uploaded all of PhpBB to the /user/siteapps/siteforum folder via FTP.

Then I created a Website: siteforum

and associated it with subdomains: forum.newsite.com www.forum.newsite.com

and associated it with the app: siteforum

I used "/" as the URL path for the app.

When I enter http://forum.newsite.com/install/

into my browser bar, I get

"Oops! Google Chrome could not find forum.newsite.com"

(27 Aug '11, 16:31) mattshepherd mattshepherd's gravatar image

Is your domain pointing at the WebFaction servers? http://docs.webfaction.com/user-guide/domains.html?highlight=pointing#pointing-your-domain-to-webfaction-s-servers

(27 Aug '11, 16:34) timg ♦♦ timg's gravatar image

Aaaahhhh, I think that's where my newbieness comes in -- I'd pointed the top-level domain to Webfaction via the registrar, but do I have to point individual subdomains as well? I'll do that.

EDIT: Yeah, that did it! Thanks for bearing with me.

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answered 27 Aug '11, 20:46

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