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How to set up a new forum and be the adminstrator

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  1. henryting

    henryting Regular member

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    Hi,

    I want to set up a new forum and be a adminstrator myself. Can anyone kind enough to show me the way to do it step by step.

    Would appreciate if you can enlighten me and show or teach me how to do it the easy or simple way.

    A thousand thanks
     
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    hahahahahahahaha.. Hi Jack :) .. JK passed 5 years last August ;)

    Also pt up my archived site eventually .. http://www.gender-spectrum-uk.tk/gsuk-forum/

    coming soon.. TransPanthers worldwide full site..

    Paula, your friendly neighbourhood site admin :)
     
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    5 years, god it's been a long time! Did you pick up my drop-by on IRC the other day? Either way I hope all's well.
     
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    henryting Regular member

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    Hi Ripper,

    Do I really need to have a server in order to set up a forum?
     
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    Well not necessarily your own individual server, but some sort of hosting yes.
     
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    Ripper,

    Can you show me how to have my own server that is some sort of hosting.

    Appreciated.
     
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    You need to do some of your own background reading, but it is relatively straightforward.

    I suggest you register for a free hosting account at x10hosting; they provide auto-install scripts, including several forum softwares, and you can go from there.
     
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    x10 are wankers.. sorry they just are.. bloody place is down more often than it's up and they demand all kinds of crap.. I found a fantastic free host who ask nothing except the odd plug, but setting up a webserver at home is dead easy.. Just look up LAMP stack.. and then do whatever you want with it..

    SERIOUS ADVICE.. 90% of the internet runs on linux.. so forget windows junk.. it's NOT used by most people for a very good reason.. hacked to bits in minutes usually, and everything is normally payware rubbish..

    Time to get learning... there is only ONE way to learn this stuff.. and it's by doig it yourself and reading the instructions.. No fancy computer needed for a webserver.. p3 128 ram will cope, 256 better for mysql.. My site was run live up and online on a home server for 8 months on a Cyrix p2-233 with 256 ram and a pair of 10 gig hdd's left over from xbox modding days. Jack made the site banner (and still knows the domain password if I remember right.. again I have forgotten it!!)

    If you want a simple way to get started with the basics then I have a fully set up forum on a "one size fits all" hosting.. take a look.. http://www.juliaskitchen.co.nr .. you don't see many phpbb2 sites any more ;)
     
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    Completely missed your reply P, sorry!

    You're right about x10 lately though (I hadn't used it in a while but have since and it's been terrible). It's a shame because they had something good going.

    I still remember the domain login info for the .co.nr registration site, if you want it? Let me know.
     

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