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Offline Felix Andrews

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« on: April 08, 2006, 12:35:53 pm »
As part of the design for my website, I'd like to implement a phpBB 2.0 forum to promote a 'community' aspect.  In order to do this, you need to have mySQL implemented on the server - a service Furtopia says it offers to users, but that I haven't for the life of me been able to fathom.

What's the procedure with setting up mySQL databases?  Is this something Admin would have to set up, or am I missing something flagrantly obvious.  I've never used the stuff before so if I sound like a whimpering little newbie, well, that's because I am one.

Any and all advice greatly appreciated and possibly awarded with Internet cinnamon cookies.  Or not, if I'm feeling churlish.


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« Reply #1 on: May 01, 2006, 07:14:04 pm »
You should confer with WhiteShepherd on how to do that. However, phpBBS is currently banned from the servers here, since it has some serious security issues going on...
 
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« Reply #2 on: May 01, 2006, 10:19:31 pm »
Might I suggest, as a good alternative, Ikonboard as the forum engine?  It seems so far to be the best (free) one out there.



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« Reply #3 on: May 02, 2006, 12:24:26 am »
Simple Machines forums are the best forums I've seen so far.  If you do not have a MYSQL yet.  PM me and I can set one up.
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