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vBulletin installation errors

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vBulletin (vB) is a proprietary Internet forum software used by many users/webmasters all over the globe. It is written in PHP and uses a MySQL database server. One of the most popular Internet forum software used worldwide. vBulletin is available with our cPanel shared hosting plans.

When installing vBulletin on your hosting account, you might receive error as below.

Strict Standards: Non-static method vB_Shutdown::instance() should not be called statically, assuming $this from incompatible context in /home/user/public_html/includes/class_core.php on line 3341
Strict Standards: Declaration of vB_Database_Alter_MySQL::drop_index() should be compatible with vB_Database_Alter::drop_index() in /home/user/public_html/includes/class_dbalter.php on line 882
Strict Standards: Declaration of vB_Database_Alter_MySQL::add_index() should be compatible with vB_Database_Alter::add_index() in/home/user/public_html/includes/class_dbalter.php on line 882
Strict Standards: Declaration of vB_Database_Alter_MySQL::add_field() should be compatible with vB_Database_Alter::add_field() in/home/user/public_html/includes/class_dbalter.php on line 882
Strict Standards: Declaration of vB_Database_Alter_MySQL::drop_field() should be compatible with vB_Database_Alter::drop_field() in /home/user/public_html/includes/class_dbalter.php on line 882
Strict Standards: Declaration of vB_Database_Alter_MySQL::query() should be compatible with vB_Database_Alter::query() in /home/user/public_html/includes/class_dbalter.php on line 882

A quick fix is to amend few config files. They files you need to modify are “./includes/config.php” & “./includes/class_core.php”.

Open the file ./includes/config.php and just below the first line add code below.

// try to force display_errors off
@ini_set(‘display_errors’, false);

Now, open the second file ./includes/class_core.php & find for

$this->shutdown = vB_Shutdown::instance();

Replace it with

$this->shutdown =@ vB_Shutdown::instance();

Save the file and proceed with the installation process. If you still face any issues, feel free to contact our support team.

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