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VBulletin 3.0 Installation problems.....

Discussion in 'Plesk for Windows - 8.x and Older' started by Nivahost, Oct 16, 2004.

  1. Nivahost

    Nivahost Guest

    Hello guys,

    I am trying to install VBulletin on my website in the /httpdocs directory. No , subdomain , no domain.com/forum.

    I am getting this error when trying to run http://mydomain.com/install/install.php

    This is the error :

    Warning: chdir(): No such file or directory (errno 2) in C:\Inetpub\vhosts\mydomain.com\httpdocs\install\install.php on line 17

    Warning: main(./install/installcore.php): failed to open stream: No such file or directory in C:\Inetpub\vhosts\mydomain.com\httpdocs\install\install.php on line 69

    Fatal error: main(): Failed opening required './install/installcore.php' (include_path='.;./includes;./pear') in C:\Inetpub\vhosts\mydomain.com\httpdocs\install\install.php on line 69

    Any ideas how to fix this problem?
    Please don't tell me to install VBulletin on a directory like : mydomain.com/forums, I tried this and it works just fine.

    but I am planing to run my forums in the /httpdocs mydomain.com

    Please help.

  2. mrbister

    mrbister Guest


    I solved the problem by adding the same credentials to the folder above httpdoc. Normally you change subfolder permissions, but I guess not in this case. Not a nice and secure solution to the problem, but it got my site going :)
    I guess it's a Windows / IIS issue. Hope it works for you.

  3. Nivahost

    Nivahost Guest

    Thank you for your reply but could you tell me exactly the STEP By STEP what you did?

  4. mrbister

    mrbister Guest


    I was unable to check my settings earlier, so I was unable to post reply until now.

    What to do:

    Browse to your subdomain's httpdocs-folder. Properties on that one, security then add your Plesk IIS User with write permission.

  5. Nivahost

    Nivahost Guest

    Hello Jonas,

    I am tying to install VBulletin NOT in to a subdomain. I am trying to install it in the main httpdocs folder of my forums.com domain.

    Please let me know.

  6. mrbister

    mrbister Guest

    sri, I read your post a bit to fast.

    Normally you change permission on the httpdocs-folder for web access, but when installing in root folder of your web you need to change the credentials on the folder above.

    For example:

    You have a nice domain called:

    That one is located in:

    httdocs in this case have credentials that allow anonymous internet users to access it (IUSR).

    What you need to do is allow the IUSR-account access to:

    That folder is not a webfolder, but don't blame me, blame microsoft and vbulletin ;)

    oh, the same procedure goes for you if you ever want to install it in a subdomain :)

    Hope this information solves your issues with vbulletin.

    If it does, could give me some performance feedback on vbulletin attachment download speeds from server? Asking since I get +500K/s for a single from web root, but vbulleting attachment system only gives 80-100K/s. Please try that and get back to me.