If you want to check you can run vBulletin on your server before you purchase a license, download this file. This script tests that your MySQL user has the appropriate permissions required and will involve the creation of one table which will be deleted when the test has been completed.
Rename the file to vb_test.php and upload it to your server and then run the script in your browser, you will be required to enter your MySQL information.I’m hosting with asmallorange, as I believe many vBulletin users are.
I uploaded the vb_test.php file to my server, ran it, and got a blank page.
I uploaded a phpinfo.php file I have to the same area on the server, ran it, and got all my PHP, MySQL stats, etc. It tells me I’m running PHP Version 4.4.4 and MySQL 4.1.21.
From my FTP program, here's where the files are on the server:
Any ideas on why I get the blank page running vb_test.php?