Tutorial Setting up a Free Forum

duyen

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Setting Up a Free Forum

This will teach you how to make your own free forum, with no ads in just a half hour! The forum software will be phpBB3. For an example of a phpBB3 forum visit http://rodead.com

phpBB3 is open source, meaning that you can edit the forum code.

Step 1:
Sign up for an ad free x10hosting account (note: it dosen't have to be x10hosting but I strongly recommend x10hosting, the details are the bottom.) (http://x10hosting.com).
Step 2:
Once it's confirmed and all that download phpBB3, you can go to the next step while it's downloading. (http://phpbb.com).
Step 3:
Watch this tutorial to install it. If you do not understand anything just please contact me.
Step 4:
Your done and you have your free forum set up. (Wow, wasn't that easy?)

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Getting a .co.nr Domain For Your Forum:

You can get a forum domain like www.myforum.co.nr free of charge.

The catch is that you have to put this code on your website:

PHP:
<a href="http://www.freedomain.co.nr/" target="_blank"><img src="http://www.freedomain.co.nr/images/bars/anima.gif" width="88" height="31" border="0" alt="Free Domain Name - www.YOU.co.nr!"></a>
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INFO ABOUT X10HOSTING:

-400mb Disk Space
-You can have up to 3 mySQL databases.
-Supports PHP, Perl and Ruby
-Fantastico De Luxe
-No Ads at all (unless you sign up for the ad enhanced account.)
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Getting a Toplevel Domain For Your Forum (costs money)

If you want a .com, .org, .net, .biz, or .info I recommend http://www.domainredirect.com/, it costs $10's a year (€6.4239 or ?5.0624)


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I will shortly do a tutorial on the phpBB admin panel.

Please rate!
 

duyen

New Member
Just get a ipbfree board.
Can't edit source code ftw? No rep mods ftw?

You can add any feature iBPfree has in phpBB and more. Now if you got an Invision Power Board, that's a different story but it costs money, but if your gonna pay, get vBulletin.

>Why do you keep linking to that strange site..

WHAT STRANGE SITE?
 

duyen

New Member
I've never linked to that before but that was some random example I came up with as a domain.
 
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