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Old 11-23-2006, 12:31 PM   #1 (permalink)
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What is the best free and non-free forum software? What knowledge (php, html, css etc..) would I need to run and customize these forum software?

What is the best hosting plan for these forums?

Any other sources would be great.
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Free: www.simplemachines.org
Non-free: www.vbulletin.com/
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If your Hosting service provides you with PHP, this one is awesome. Using it for Company Wide Forum

http://www.phpbb.com/
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What is and what does apache do? I know MYSQL is some some type of database manager.
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What is and what does apache do? I know MYSQL is some some type of database manager.
For a PHP/SQL based forum you need three things:

Webserver: www.apache.org
PHP scripting engine: www.php.net
Database: www.mysql.net

You can also get packages that are easy to install and include everything you need (Xammp, eYe)

SMF (www.simplemachines.org) is better than phpBB, imo.
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