How do you make your own forum?
Posted 07 March 2006 - 01:26 PM
any help would be greatly appreciated
thanks in advance
Posted 07 March 2006 - 01:54 PM
Find a webhost. Some are free but most are paid. It will need to support the technology the forum software requires (usually PHP/MySQL).
Upload the files for the forum software onto your webhost (Will require an FTP program - http://www.smartftp.com is good). Your webhost will supply the details for this.
The forum software you chose will have a folder called "docs" or "help", read it for information on how to install the forum and use the Admin Panel to create forums etc.
Posted 09 March 2006 - 08:56 PM
I think they haven't changed since I used them. They have a good amount of space, are free, have unzip uploads for quick uploading of a lot of files and you can use ASP forums there. I think they have adverts now at the bottom of the page but these are small and text adverts so I'm sure you could cope with that. Here is an example page of a snitx forum on domaindlx, at very basic layout you can customize and add in many new features..
For more webhosts and advice:
Oh and the snitz forum link may be handy too!
Posted 12 March 2006 - 02:34 PM
Do you have enough time to run it efficiently?
Why would people actually come to your site?
How much can you afford to pay for it?
Will I still want the site in a months time?
A forum by itself is nothing, you need a site to go with it, people wont go to it just for the forums.
If you feel you can do it, you'll need to buy some webspace (try www.k1z.com) with PHP and my/SQL support. Then go to www.phpbb.com and download that and upload it to your website.
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