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hi all im new to all this php and im starting to make a forum


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#1 badboy1983

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Posted 10 July 2006 - 12:27 AM

so i wonderd if some1 would be so kind to chat to me about it i havent got a clue about it but me and 2 of my mates are really up for it it would be much apreciated very much so i just need to no what i need first to start with with thanks   
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p.s please help some 1 :P

#2 holowugz

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Posted 10 July 2006 - 12:29 AM

Making a forum is a sifficult thing to do if you want a secure forum.
But if you have no idea bout PHP i would advise you either look at free forums like phpbb www.phpbb.com
or read the tutorials so you have an udnerstanding of PHP otherwise if you do not udnerstand what we are talking about we wont be able to help you.

#3 Houdini

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Posted 10 July 2006 - 12:58 AM

To use test and understand PHP (a server side language) a good start would be to set up a development environment on your local PC. You would need at least a webserver and PHP installed on your machine. Apache is free you can download it here and PHP is also download it here, having MySQL is almost a necessity for most forum software and it too is FREE. You can Download MySQL here.

Or if you are uncomfortable setting up a webserver PHP and MySQL on your own if using windows either get XAMPP or WAMP and with Mac get MAMP (XAMPP works for linux also) and for Linux there is LAMP.

A good place to start learning PHP is with a FREE online book Practical PHP Programming. That should get you started with PHP. Then download and test out some FREE forum software like phpBB mentioned above or SWF and there should be others, just do a search for Message boards or Forum software or BBS software.
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#4 badboy1983

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Posted 10 July 2006 - 01:14 AM

ok ty for your quick response and can you please tell me when ive made it on phpbb how do i get it like www.pspmad.com instead of having www.phpbb.com/pspmad.com or what ever lol thats the only thing thats bothering me ty

#5 badboy1983

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Posted 10 July 2006 - 01:16 AM

To use test and understand PHP (a server side language) a good start would be to set up a development environment on your local PC. You would need at least a webserver and PHP installed on your machine. Apache is free you can download it here and PHP is also download it here, having MySQL is almost a necessity for most forum software and it too is FREE. You can Download MySQL here.

Or if you are uncomfortable setting up a webserver PHP and MySQL on your own if using windows either get XAMPP or WAMP and with Mac get MAMP (XAMPP works for linux also) and for Linux there is LAMP.


A good place to start learning PHP is with a FREE online book Practical PHP Programming. That should get you started with PHP. Then download and test out some FREE forum software like phpBB mentioned above or SWF and there should be others, just do a search for Message boards or Forum software or BBS software.


you sound like you no what your on about mate which is real sweet have you got msn or aim i  would apreciate it if you could help me as i go or even be 1 of my mods hehe thank you  ;D





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