• Step 1: Welcome
  • Step 2: Writable Check
  • Step 3: Database Settings
  • Step 4: Forum Settings
  • Step 5: Database Population
  • Step 6: Admin Account
  • Step 7: Finalize Install
Overall Progress


Welcome to SMF. This script will guide you through the process for installing 2.1 Beta 2. We'll gather a few details about your forum over the next few steps, and after a couple of minutes your forum will be ready for use.

Critical Error!
Warning! You do not appear to have a version of PHP installed on your webserver that meets SMF's minimum installations requirements.
If you are not the host, you will need to ask your host to upgrade, or use a different host - otherwise, please upgrade PHP to a recent version.

If you know for a fact that your PHP version is high enough you may continue, although this is strongly discouraged.