My internet message Board hell.Please help...

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    My internet message Board hell.Please help...

    Hi there.

    In a nutshell I want a message board for around 30-50 people to use each week but it must have its own dedicated domain name (not a www.borads2go/my domain) I need some loacl experts I think so anyone have any suggestions?

    I have registered a domain with 1&1 and have the family package (about 300 meg of web space). The idea is that my siite will host a vbulletin board and thats about it. I thought I could buy a domain and upload a vbulletin board onto it but alas it's not that simple. I need SQL etc etc and now I may need a) more webspace and b) a dedicated piece of hardware.

    Thank you so much in advance


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    Get a web hosting plan with Cpanel and installing a standard message board should just be a matter of pushing a button..


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    Head over to dreamhost.com

    http://www.dreamhost.com/hosting.html

    Their cheapest plan includes phpBB and other software.


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    Thnaks guys

    I take it I can use my newly registered domain name for these two companies?


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    Technically you should be able to.

    In real life .. a little bit depends on who you've registered your domain with and how you configure it to work with Dreamhost's service.


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    Don't worry

    just seen I can. Out of interest do you know the quality of their in house php board? Can it be customised etc? Pushing my luck here I know but thanks for the heads up guys..


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    Sorry KIA, posts must have just crossed....

    domain registered with 1&1 so it should be OK. Incidentally, the dreamhost is an all in package but are there benefits to doing the whole thing more hands-on? For example, using the SQL, getting the VBulletin package etc? Doe sit give you more control and/or independence?


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    Sure it does give you a lot more flexibility... but if your concern is "I need SQL etc etc and now I may need a) more webspace and b) a dedicated piece of hardware. "

    Then perhaps you should look at the one button install software.

    Installing vbulletin for a small community is fairly simple ... does not require new hardware etc.


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    and I guess I can always upgrade and migrate once I have the time and energy to go the more independent route. Thanks for the help. Mucho Appreciated

    Last edited by adahc; 29-05-2007 at 12:00 PM.

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    Vbulletin has a phpBB import facility.


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