how to create forum?

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hi to all of u
i'm a totally newbie to here
i wanted to create a forum for dicussion of handphone as i'm a nokia fanatics
hoping that u guys here can guide me
just trying out so don't intend to purchase any licease or watever needed
i have been searching online to find help
knowing that alot of experts is here
thanks to all of ur help
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by the way
what m i suppose to download from net?
i'm a complete idiot to this things
hopefully things r not too complicated
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Do you have a website that you can put the forum on? and if you do are you able to run CGI scripts?
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yes i have website,but the cgi script.
i'm abit confuse of everything
please advise
thanks
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Have you asked your hosting company to help? Most will :)
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yeah, i would ask your hosting company to help you out. If you haven't
gotten that far to owning a domain or space, you need to do all that first. :D
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thanks for all the advise i got from all of u
think forum is far too hard for me
how about any body got recommended free web for me to upload some hp software?
the present website i got can only contain limited of file............
thanks again
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UNFLUX wrote:
yeah, i would ask your hosting company to help you out. If you haven't
gotten that far to owning a domain or space, you need to do all that first. :D


is sphosting able to hold a forum?
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I'm creating a new website for my band, and I was planning on creating a forum. Unfortunately, I have a few problems. You suggested that I ask my web host, but I have absalutely no idea who my host is. The old administrator just gave me his username and password. Is there an easy way to find out? And I've noticed several forums with the same format as this one. One of the source codes had a link to http://subblue.com/ is this the company that created the source for this forum? And if so, how much did it cost? Any help would really be appreciated.
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creating a forum is very easy
it is a package that you can download from the internet known as phpBB2
the webhost needs to have MySql and PhP
u just upload all the files from the PhpBB2 file
u should get a MySql user name and password from your webspace provider, follow the documentation that came with the phpbb2 forum.

im not sure if u folks got the forum or form mixed up, but they are totally different thing,( in uk neways :S )
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butlerboy99 wrote:
I'm creating a new website for my band, and I was planning on creating a forum. Unfortunately, I have a few problems. You suggested that I ask my web host, but I have absalutely no idea who my host is. The old administrator just gave me his username and password. Is there an easy way to find out? And I've noticed several forums with the same format as this one. One of the source codes had a link to http://subblue.com/ is this the company that created the source for this forum? And if so, how much did it cost? Any help would really be appreciated.


First, PhpBB is perhaps the easiest to use and install (I've never tried phpbb2 that Kalbal mentioned). However, your host does need MySQL and PHP installed, which, if you don't even know your host, probably isn't likely.

Second, to find your host, just work your way up from the whois. Go to a place such as http://www.internic.net , click on whois. Type in your domain name. If the hosting companies name isn't listed in the Technical Admin section, look at the Name Servers. Next, type in the Name of the Name servers (without the ns1... etc) into another whois, and that should get you to the name. If you still have problems, just PM me with your website name and I'll trace it for you.

I imagine however, since you don't know who your host is, you're probably not paying a bill. If you're not paying a bill, you're most likely using a free host. Or, Perhaps, your friend that gave you the user name and password is hosting it.

Without knowing who your host is, or even having any information about where you're hosted, you probably won't have much luck installing a decent forum as you may need to something set up in the admin section. If your site has a control panel, look there to double check for MySQL. If you don't have a control panel, you'll need your host or a forum that supports flat file format (I don't know one off hand). Flat File forums are usually slow, insecure, and difficult to use.
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Post 3+ Months Ago

u have web host?
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Post 3+ Months Ago

If you want to creat a forum I'd advise you to use services from ServerPoint.com as this company provides forum-friendly applications.
Which forum software do you need?

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