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    Really stupid question regarding making a forum

    It is a mysql database i need to start a form isn't it? Sorry for the really stupid question but i am starting one for me and my friends using hosting unlimited. I will need to do lots of learning and may be constantly bothering you!
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    depends on the forum , but I think VB uses mySQL.
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    Hosting unlimited offer mysql with their packages. Hopefully that will be right.
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    You talking about actually making a forum from scratch?

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    Yes, have got a basic one going now! Just need to work out phpBB!
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    Quote Originally Posted by menthel
    Yes, have got a basic one going now! Just need to work out phpBB!
    By scratch I mean do you plan to code it yourself?

    What's the problem with phpbb?

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    I thought you go to a site like phbbplanet.com and get your forum setup there for free! Why go through the additional trouble...reinventing the wheel?

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    if you don't even know what backend to use for an off the shelf forum, or unsure how mysql could be used to develop your own forum, your out of your depth in a big way.

    I suggest paying a hosting provider to give you a pre-configured forum
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    You dont need to pay....there are free alternatives....

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    but as I said if you can't even work out which DB a board uses - your probably going to struggle to set it up and run it, thats why I suggested paying a host to install/configure and manage it.
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    Quote Originally Posted by ikonia
    but as I said if you can't even work out which DB a board uses - your probably going to struggle to set it up and run it, thats why I suggested paying a host to install/configure and manage it.
    I whole heartidly agree, Fantastico allowed me to set up a board in minutes and i know nothing about databases etc.

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