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#18530 - 12/23/04 02:04 PM Web Forums
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I have a background in programming and I was wanting to add web forums to my website. Would it be possible to create my own from scratch, and if so what would you use to create them, or is it better to get hosting for the forums?
All help is appreciated.

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#18531 - 12/23/04 03:55 PM Re: Web Forums
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php or perl are good for web scripting also some people use asp, but it would all depend on what your host supports. The easiest route would probably be php + mysql or just php

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#18532 - 12/23/04 04:01 PM Re: Web Forums
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I reccommend PHP + MySQL it'd be the fastest combination
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#18533 - 12/24/04 03:25 PM Re: Web Forums
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Registered: 09/18/02
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It all depends on what do you want.

If your site is small with a small number of visitors and you want a pretty basic forum and you dont need all the fancy features that come with the big forums like invision, phpbb or yabb and you have the knowledge, you can built your own using php + mysql or even php + text files (its safer if you use mysql though). The advantages would be that you wouldnt have to constantly look for updates and security patches for you forum and there are less chances to see "OMFG 0wn3d LOLOLOL !!!1!1one" on your forum.

If your site is bigger and you actually need a lot of features for your forum, you might want to take a look at some of the free, big forums that are out there, since building a secure and robust forum with lots of features takes a long time and a lot of knowledge.

For a list of free forums you can take a look here . If youre lucky it wont get edited out

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#18534 - 12/25/04 09:46 PM Re: Web Forums
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Hey now, things only get edited when people try to come here with 0 posts, and promote their own website. If a link pertains to the topic, it gets to stay.
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#18535 - 12/26/04 04:59 AM Re: Web Forums
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Yeh, besides, hotscritpts is a service directly related to this thread
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