How to host a forum in my site

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  1. sridatta

    sridatta An Esoteric Geek

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    Hi frenz...

    I would like to install a forum in my site.. Is forum code available freely on NET? If s, Please provide me some links. Searched google.. but couldnot get proper results. :(

    Thanks in advance..
     
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    sridatta An Esoteric Geek

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    ye.. this site is gud.. there are lot of styles provided too..

    are there any differences between phpBB and vbulletin? i observed one diff.. reputation feature is absent in phpBB.. i could not get why is vbulletin forum so expensive??
     
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    Ya, vbulletin is better than phpbb. Initally you use phpbb, when user grows shift to vbulletin.
     
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    I 'll recomend you phpBB. coz it is da best.
    You can download it from here

    Installation Tutorial in detail

    I am also using it and it is awesome:cool: . you can also install hundreds of themes from here
     
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    phpbb rox only downfall to phpbb 2 is tht ugot to manually mod it how ever phpbb 3 rox full on its very good .... vb and ipb are expensive coz they come fully modded and honestly iv tried ipb it sux and im also using phpbb 2 very convinient and user friendly if u know a little bit of html ucan mod it very easily
     
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    Thanks frenz.. you have provided me quite a lot info... so big that i just fell in a dilemma of which bb to install. can i go for phpBB 3.0 beta version ???
     
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    Well u can install them very easily using fantanstico(if provided in ur Cpanel)...most of the hosting comes with this.Installtion is very easy..it will take only 2-3 minute.
     
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    phpbb3 does not come in fanatstico as it is beta stages however u can install it manually as it very easy as compared to phpbb2

    and yes phpbb3 beta can b used as it is now no problem but use at own risk
     
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    u dont need to manually install every mod. there is one software called EasyMOD. it is still in development but installs some of the basic mods such as CashMods, RSS support and others.

    Reputation system can be installed in phpBB using the Reputation system MOD. it resembles the one of vBulletin.

    i like phpBB coz it's free, open source and modable. it rox.
     
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    easy mod my advice doing it manually is better ..... coz when u hv themes other than subsilver it doesnt find certain codes and also doesnt giv the desired result at times
     
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    for a free forum version id suggest SMF i have used it and il tell u it has the best search features.. search for a word and ul get it right unlike phpbb or other paid boards where u get other links too..

    i use a Invision board its a bit costly but the support and mods are really good.. and dont use phpbb 3 as its still in testing..
     
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    Again.. thanx guys..

    Please suggest some nice featured mods so that i can make my forum look like a paid one ;)
     
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    heres a list of mods on my phpbb2:

    cash
    online offline
    sub-forums
    attachment
    forum icons

    hell i dont even remember the others there are a hell lot of mods u can install on phpbb go thru their mod forum on phpbb.com

    as far as phpbb3 is no official mods available and phpbb3 is very good without any mods
     
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    i have :-

    cash
    reputation systems
    disabling post count
    sub forums
    RSS Feeds
    Birthday mod

    these are really useful.

    @mav3
    EasyMOD is under development and in beta stages. it's still a gud mod for newbies who dont want to mess around with php code. installation otherwise takes around an hour or so depending on how compex the code is. i prefer easymod for mods that are easy mod compatible such as CashMods. otherwise, manual is the way to go.
     
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    what is the mod that i should use to include "reporting" feature??
     
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    u can use this mod. it's also EasyMOD compatible. i also use this one.
     
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