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phpbb free so how do I start it?

Discussion in 'phpBB' started by oceanline, Dec 15, 2005.

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    How to I start a php forum?

    I use got a php forum free with free hosting and no ads, but it doest allow me to fully customized it with my adsense...

    the php forum download is free, but do you pay for hosting??? if so how much?
    SEMrush
    I use only windows do I have to buy another operating sytem to install it and such? Please help I want to start a free forum that allows me to put adsense about magic
     
    oceanline, Dec 15, 2005 IP
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    mipa jim Peon

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    You have to add mods inorder to create add space. If I remember right the files that need modifing are .tpl files but the names escape me. The is a huge amount of information available on phpbb forum.
     
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    mightyb Banned

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    Are you planning to host it on your own computer? Then you will need a server/sql database/php interpreter etc

    Just buy a domain name for $3 or so and pay $5 a month hosting. You can always upgrade if you will need more space/bandwidth.
     
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    Yes i wouldnt mind paying for hosting....as long as I can modify the forum with ease with html codes and scripts...

    Can someone take me through the steps?
     
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    You pick your host
    Pick your hosting package.
    Sign up and buy the domain name. You can often do it on the same site. Just follow the instructions.
    You should be up and running within a day or so. It takes time for them to create your account + for the domain to propagate.
    Then you login to your control pannel and create a new database. Its very simple.
    Then you upload all the forum files, basically just follow the instructions given with phpbb
    When your forum is up and running you can edit your code. You can use the same prog. you used to upload the files. I use Cuteftp.
    You might want to do a few tweaks + bits eg setting up an email address from your control pannel.

    Its not hard. Im sure your hosting company will help you. They often have forum support. If you are lucky you might even get a phpbb preinstalled.
     
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