Install Eve Online killboard

Along with Eve overview settings we have had many request about Eve Online killboard installation tutorial. I set it to be under the section with advanced tutorials, but if you have common computer knowledge and fallow the steps as well with the applied helping tutorials – this will be enough to have installed EVE killboard in approximately 30 minutes.
Since I will walk you through the steps of EVE Killboard installation here, it is good idea to start with Eve killboard source files and hosting requirements where you will find pre-setup directions about from where to download the KB files, whether you have compatible hosting, etc.
I presume you have read it already and you have the killboard source, so let’s start.

If you are aware how to upload and extract the source on the server side, just do it and scroll down two steps.
Otherwise extract the killboard files locally.

Install Eve Online killboard

Then connect to your hosting using your preferable FTP client and upload the extracted EVE killboard files.
Mine is FileZilla and I’ll drag all into the folder I’ve chosen for KB location.

Install Eve Online killboard

When you have everything uploaded, open the ‘/install’ folder for the setup. For example if you have ‘http://eve.mydomain.com’ you have to type ‘http://eve.mydomain.com/iinstall’ in your browser’s address bar.
The first installation step will appear:

Install Eve Online killboard

It just welcomes you to the EVE killboard installer, and the only option is to click on ‘Next step’.

Install Eve Online killboard

As you can see from the screenshot the script is doing some checks for what you have as a hosting and whether it is configured fine for EVE killboard.
Under the ‘Config’ section you will see an inscription saying that you have to create ‘kbconfig.php’ and make it writable by the webserver.
This can be easily done by making a file on your local computer and then upload it to the hosting.
For example right click on your desktop and create new text file.

Install Eve Online killboard

Then just rename it to ‘kbconfig.php‘.

Install Eve Online killboard

Then upload it to the hosting next to the other Eve killboard files.

Install Eve Online killboard

It will take a second because the file it with no actual size. Here is the tricky part because you have to make it with permissions 777. With Filezilla just right click the uploaded file and select all the read, write and execute options.
Then refresh the page of EVE killboard installation by pressing F5 in your browser.

Install Eve Online killboard

After the refresh of the killboard installation screen, if you see that the ‘kbconfig.php’ is ‘..there and writable..‘ you can continue with EVE killboard database and API installation .

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