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Post by Ipwnu2day on February 24th 2012, 2:41 pm

I am trying to get filezilla to connect to my website so I can install AutoMOD on my website so that I can install a Chatbar, but I am required to transfer the files in the directory of my forums so I downloaded FileZilla and now FileZilla will not connect to my website. Someone please help. Here is a picture of what I did:


Can someone please help me? Tell me what I am doing wrong?

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Solved Re: FileZilla (Cant Connect To My Website)

Post by Sanket on February 24th 2012, 2:44 pm

You cannot access the database of your forum on Forumotion.

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Solved Re: FileZilla (Cant Connect To My Website)

Post by Ipwnu2day on February 24th 2012, 2:46 pm

Then how do I install AutoMOD on my forums?
It requires putting the files in the directory of your forums, but I cannot do that unless FileZilla connects to it.


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Solved Re: FileZilla (Cant Connect To My Website)

Post by Sanket on February 24th 2012, 2:53 pm

You cannot install any kind of mods.

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Solved Re: FileZilla (Cant Connect To My Website)

Post by Ipwnu2day on February 24th 2012, 2:58 pm

*Face-Palm* It's not a mod its a customization thing where I can install my chatbar. Apparently you guys don't know anything because from what I heard that phpbb had installed a new feature called AutoMOD, but you know now im just thinking that you guys are probably fake not to disrespect you, but that seems like what it is.

If you don't believe me here take a look at this...

http://www.phpbb.com/mods/automod/

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Solved Re: FileZilla (Cant Connect To My Website)

Post by Sanket on February 24th 2012, 3:01 pm

http://help.forumotion.com/t7738-ability-to-install-new-mods
http://help.forumotion.com/t6668-forumotion-s-forum-databases
Please take a look. I am trying to help you by giving the correct information. Please don't be disrespectful towards someone who is trying to help you.

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Post by Ipwnu2day on February 24th 2012, 3:05 pm

Sorry I wasn't trying to be disrespectful but I just want to add a chatbar to the forums, and I cant do that without going into the directory of my forums and installing AutoMOD to install Envolve Chatbar. I tried to do html, but all it does is mess up the page so I am trying to do a different method, but I see now that you guys will not allow any people to go in the directory of their own website.

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Solved Re: FileZilla (Cant Connect To My Website)

Post by LGforum on February 24th 2012, 8:46 pm

This has nothing to do with the forums database, but rather its root directory. You can't get FTP Acces, so FileZilla (an FTP client software) can not connect.

Hence you can't install any Mods, on your forum. (Mods ar ewhat they are called, short for Modifications).

Thats what you get with a free host.
Your confusing the slimmed down free version forumotion is offering you with the full phpbb3 package.
If you wish to have all your files and full directory, download the phpbb package and upload them to a web host.

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Post by Sanket on February 24th 2012, 9:16 pm

Don't we copy the database via the FTP?? So its included in the root directory.
So not having the database does mean no FTP access, isn't it?
Maybe i am little misguided since i have not hosted any forum on a webhost. Thank you LGforum for clarifying it in a much technical way.

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Post by kirk on February 24th 2012, 10:14 pm

oh i always thought mods stood for modules... lol but yeah either way you look at it forumotion dose not offer any modifications or modules to be installed at this time.

Any other questions on this before it is marked and archived?

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Post by LGforum on February 24th 2012, 11:48 pm

@Sanket wrote:Don't we copy the database via the FTP?? So its included in the root directory.
So not having the database does mean no FTP access, isn't it?
Maybe i am little misguided since i have not hosted any forum on a webhost. Thank you LGforum for clarifying it in a much technical way.

Nah FTP is just the files (CSS,PHP,HTML etc).
Database is on an SQL server.

Anyway to the OP sorry to disappoint but, an integrated feature is out of the picture.

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Post by Sanket on February 25th 2012, 5:04 am

Yes, Database definitely is on a SQL server but we do use the FTP to transfer the database to a certain folder in the directory. Don't we?

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Post by LGforum on February 25th 2012, 6:59 am

When moving it to another server most people would write a transfer script in their preferred language (PHP or ASP).

I suppose though you can download a database back up, then that would be a file, which you can use to restore the database elsewhere. Which might involve using FTP at some point so I suppose your right in that occasion, but still largely unrelated subjects really. And it's rarely kept in a directory for security reasons.

FTP is mostly just for getting your written files on to your server (and off again). It's another type of transfer protocol. That transfers files (File Transfer Protocol). Files meaning the pages and scripts.
HTTP being the most common, which transfers Hyper Text, (HTML).

Hope that makes sense Smile

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Post by Sanket on February 25th 2012, 9:37 am

I was talking absolutely in terms of Forum Database transfer.
Yes database is a file, which could be used for backing up data.

http://www.phpbb.com/kb/article/transferring-your-board-to-a-new-host-or-domain/

Also, just for your information i knew what FTP was. Appreciate your efforts to add the information though.

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Post by LGforum on February 25th 2012, 9:51 am

Fair enough wasn't sure if you did or not, will serve as a brief explanation to those who don't Smile

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Post by Sanket on February 25th 2012, 9:53 am

Considered Solved & Locked

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