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"Create a forum in my domain?"

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Fri 11/01/08 at 06:14
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I was wondering if someone could point me in the right direction on how to create a forum for my clients to use and to keep it in my domain. I have seen all the ones where they host it for you but I would really like to be able to host one myself.

Any help would be much apreciated.
Tue 27/05/08 at 21:21
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Posts: 57
i am using ikonboard, a free flatfile forum written in perl which is nicely supported with its own help forum.
available here - http://www.ikonboard.com/

The only problem i came across was when i tried to remove the files from my webspace some of the permissions that the program had set itself meant some folders could not be deleted but i have been advised by freeola to use fileman (available here - http://www.gossamer-threads.com/scripts/fileman/) which installs on your webspace and is used to upload and control files,(i had to move the images folder into the cgi folder for it to work) so far i have not needed to delete anything but i should be fine.

ikonboard is easy to set up and can be modified in many different ways, from basic colour and icons, to easily editing the main html code.

if you want to have a look at it i have just started setting up my website which you can visit at www.zootworld.com, the forum is held in a frame inside a html page.

make sure your you upload the files correctly using ascii and binary uploads and that the permissions are set correctly though i think this applies to any forum.

if you have problems with it just post here and i will try and help or go to the ikonboard site
Tue 27/05/08 at 10:45
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Posts: 18
well i too would like a better forum on my website i run ..

at the moment im using easyforum ..
Homepage: http://hot-things.net

its completely standalone, and does'nt use any MYsql data base or anything and is working well

of course it does'nt have anything fancie, like signatures, or avatars etc etc ..
but it works, and is FREE

i will hopefully test out freeola offereing and see if it works as well etc, and may swap over ...

Mick ..

@ www.miniminus.co.uk
Fri 29/02/08 at 16:32
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Booom is a staffie but for some reason is not posting on their staff account.:P
Fri 29/02/08 at 16:11
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Thanks for the heads up Boom :)


The "example forum" links to http://chat.freeola.com/ (i.e. this forum) is that right?


NB. Boom are you are staffie or just a happy Freeola customer like me???





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Fri 29/02/08 at 15:30
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Posts: 24
This service has now been launched. You can find details at:
http://freeola.com/chat-forum-hosting.php
Mon 18/02/08 at 19:08
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Posts: 1,014
they said In January give them two weeks, so going by past upgrades ie autoresponders and instant sites, might be better to allow 4 or 5 weeks for this to happen :)
Mon 18/02/08 at 04:30
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loki wrote:
> For anyone who doesn't feel like dabbling in SQL or configuring
> software, we will be launching a service in the next fortnight to
> allow customers to instantly add a forum to their site. The forum
> will appear as a subdomain of their existing address and will be
> set up and modified entirely through a simple online control
> panel.

Is there any news yet as to when we will see a launch for this?
Looking forward to it thanks.
Mon 28/01/08 at 00:09
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"Lucky Me"
Posts: 47
loki wrote:
> As far as I'm aware you would not need to buy a seperate MySQL
> upgrade for every site/domain. You can create multiple tables in
> your database so this could be used for more than one site at a
> time.
>
> For anyone who doesn't feel like dabbling in SQL or configuring
> software, we will be launching a service in the next fortnight
> to allow customers to instantly add a forum to their site. The
> forum will appear as a subdomain of their existing address and
> will be set up and modified entirely through a simple online
> control panel.

Looking forward t it!
Lucky1
Sun 27/01/08 at 23:59
Regular
"Lucky Me"
Posts: 47
I am looking forward to seeing the new Freeola domain forum
Regards
Lucky1
Tue 22/01/08 at 00:50
Regular
Posts: 21
Thanks for that folks, will check it out.

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