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Old 05-12-2004, 11:30 PM   #1
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how do i go about setting up a forum?

hey everyone,

i've just set up a server using redhat 9 for a project. we've got a group of 7 people and i was wondering how to set up a forum so we communicate with each other. sending emails to each other means that we clog up each others inboxes pretty quickly.

Old 05-12-2004, 11:55 PM   #2
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What kind of a server is it? Presumably you're using Apache. If you have PHP and MySQL Database Server set up, you can use phpbb. It's a free discussion forum, used widely, with plenty of themes available for download from their site. It's also fairly easy to revise a theme to your liking, if you take a look at their documentation. is running on a (much hacked) VBulletin. This one is also very, very popular and PHP/MySQL-based, but it's not free.

Then again, this may be overkill for 7 users. I don't know of any smaller forum apps, though.
Old 05-12-2004, 11:58 PM   #3
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yeah we're using apache and have installed mysql. i'm trying to install php nuke as someone recommended it.

i'll make suggestions to the group about the other ideas.

Old 05-13-2004, 12:45 AM   #4
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I recommend invisionboard as well.. it's also available for free, though it's not "free software" in terms of being GPL or anything.
Old 05-13-2004, 01:02 AM   #5
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I second the "Invision Power Board" suggestion; they're what I use for the four sites I manage. Just slap some Apache, PHP, and SQL on there and you're set to go.


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