WEB How do i set up a discussion forum?

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  1. Ebtek

    Ebtek Afraid of 138

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    im having a hell of a time getting the goddamn thing set up. i have a couple ideas for a couple of web forums i want to host myself, at least at first, since i have a box at home. running Server 2003 and IIS6.

    i installed PHP and MYSQL.
    i am following the instructions here - http://www.iisadmin.co.uk/?p=5&page=4
    to create the user, then display the details of the user through the query.
    when i enter the commands exactly how they appear in the screen shot, nothing happens. after i hit enter, i go to the next line.

    i downloaded phpmyadmin to use to manage the db, but am getting errors because i dont have a "Script"

    and lastly, what free forum software does OT recommend? preferably as free as can be.
     
  2. Comtrad

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    free - phpbb3 or mybb

    preferred - vbulletin 3.7
     
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    get cheap shared hosting. dont host from home.
     
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    or SMF ...
     
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    :hsugh:
     
  6. Ebtek

    Ebtek Afraid of 138

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    how much am i looking?
     
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    Ebtek Afraid of 138

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    I host with surpass (www.surpasshosting.com)

    Although some downtime, you can't beat their price. I think they're a good host to start with. As your sites grow, move to another host like imountain or something similar.
     
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    post a screenshot of the mysql command line.

    I use a free program called sqlyog to manage mysql db's, it's MUCH better than phpmyadmin.

    Edit- just saw this was a home machine, only thing that'd really be good for is development
     
  11. Ebtek

    Ebtek Afraid of 138

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    thanks for the offer but i bit the bullet and paid for hosting. $10/month is much less than my time is worth
     

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