View Full Version : what does it take?

05-02-2002, 01:31 AM
Hi, i am first year computing student.

I would like to know more about setting up a forum like this?
what does it take to set up a forum like this. I noticed is php. therefore its linux server. correct me if i am wrong

No idea how it works but would like to know more.

It would be very appreciative if you can help :) thanks guys

05-02-2002, 04:44 AM
The webmaster is using vBulletin!!! It says at the bottom!!! Search at Google for vBulletin!!! BLOOODY el!!!!

05-02-2002, 05:22 AM
man this guy is rude :(

05-02-2002, 06:01 AM
Yeah, that Unregistered guy is trouble. However, he is correct in pointing out this forum uses vBulletin 2.0.3.

Once you decide what software you want to use for your forums, think about hosting. Are you going to host it from home? There are a number of hosting companies out there. Many of them are reasonably priced.

05-02-2002, 07:07 AM
deckard to my saviour . .

nah, not gonna host it at home, just doing a reseach on it.
i have noticed, there are different boards. the other is UBB!

what is the difference?

what kinda of server? linux or microsoft ? for both UBB and vBulletin?

05-02-2002, 07:25 AM
Try this site,


it gives a list of free forums (if you are looking for free ones anyway)

05-02-2002, 07:44 PM
ubb and vbulletin? what is the differences?

05-02-2002, 09:17 PM
i prefer PHPBB.. it's free and sweet looking.

if anyone has a contrary opinion, state it and i will promptly destroy your hometown...i mean... arguement.

05-02-2002, 09:44 PM
Mmmm, phpBB does look amazing, I'd say ikonboard comes a close second. Older versions of YaBB looked good, but the new ones are plain ugly :/

05-02-2002, 09:55 PM
I'm sorry, it is common knowledge that women are hopeless with computers. You might as well start studying interior design :)

05-02-2002, 10:28 PM
>>if anyone has a contrary opinion, state it and i will promptly destroy your hometown...i mean... arguement.

:p Aran, that was hilarious! Thank you. :D *still laughing*

05-02-2002, 10:42 PM
I also prefer phpBB over any others. If you want a forum that doesn't require a database, then you can get one at www.powerboards.tk. Its really nice, the person developing it is working on a new MySQL version of it. I'ver tested it for him and its really powerful and good looking.

05-03-2002, 07:08 AM
that forum look fantastic. im most impressed . .
what do you mean a forum doesn req a database?
what is the difference between a forum with database and a forum without?

i know, im sorry . .

to learn is to ask ! :)
thanks guys

05-03-2002, 09:17 AM
Hermit... You first better sign up for a free board (forum)... before starting your own by investing lots.... So that you get to know what it is like to run a forum....

And if that Avatar you are using is really you.... Then you look real pretty...:)

05-03-2002, 09:39 AM
100 says thats not her picture!!!

ps not the same unregistered dude from previous replies :)

05-04-2002, 04:49 AM
Well what do you think? should i take this compliment?

i'll let you guess . .

but thanks anyway

05-04-2002, 04:54 AM
vasanth: do i need my own server to run a free forum, or some sorta hosting?

mind me im a dumb blonde, that try hard to learn LOL

05-08-2002, 09:57 PM
Well you dont need to run your own server.. you can get the servie you want for a charge.. But free ones are also available but they put ads on their site..