How to Get Own Forum?

By LeapingThongs ยท 15 replies
Sep 29, 2007
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  1. How to Get Own Forum? is there a free host for me to get a my own forum without paying?
  2. Jase123

    Jase123 Banned Posts: 1,012

    That is extremly complicated doing your own Forum.
    You have got to know what your doing and you would need a fixed ip.

    Apache lets you create web host.


    Hello LeapingThongs and welcome to Techspot.

    Im pleased to meet you and hope you enjoy your stay here at Techspot.

    Remember to post any questions/problems you may have, in the appropriate forums.

    Regards Jase :wave: :wave:
  3. Boogityboo04

    Boogityboo04 TS Rookie Posts: 302

    Apache is indeed free. Just install Apache, install MySQL, install PHP5, and download PHPBB and follow the instructions on their site.

    As long as you are mildly competent you can have a site running off your computer in a few hours. It won't have a domain though, just an ip address.
  4. LeapingThongs

    LeapingThongs TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 39

    no domain? you mean like

    I want to have name.... is there a way to get for free? i am just a average-low user.

    I want something like or something like that
  5. Jase123

    Jase123 Banned Posts: 1,012

    No you would have to pay to get a domain.

    Regards Jase :)
  6. beef_jerky4104

    beef_jerky4104 Banned Posts: 822

  7. LeapingThongs

    LeapingThongs TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 39

    is it like ummm like a game host? is it like a client that I have to keep it open 24/7 on my computer? or just a software that is set and go?
  8. Jase123

    Jase123 Banned Posts: 1,012

    No you can just leave it and can switch of computer and that.

    Regards Jase
  9. neowing

    neowing TS Booster Posts: 295

    Hello ? Techspot,

    I think my question will fit this threat, therefore, I ask you one thing.

    How can I creat my own web site for FREE. I know there is "" give 20mb but I want to build "My own online Portfolio site" to show my illustration/cartooning/3d animation skills to those who will hire me. 20MB is not enough.

    Could you or anyone know where I can find WEB SITE BUILD SITE AND HOST IT FOR FREE ? I have to make web site in 2 weeks. Please I need your help.

    I am living at USA. <--- JUST REFERENCE.

  10. Jase123

    Jase123 Banned Posts: 1,012

    You tried spruz

    There is also Freewebs here

    Regards Jase :)
  11. fimbles

    fimbles TS Evangelist Posts: 1,185   +208

    You could also put your photos, ect on a free file hosting site, imageshack is pretty easy to use and link back to them on your main site. To save space of course :) Freewebs is realy easy to use as recommended by jase! I think i used to use nuke php (free) for my forum, and link back to it on my main site. (space saving). Though i may also be going senile.....:p

    Imageshack here.

    Nuke php. Im afraid you will have to google this as they started charging after version 7.5
  12. neowing

    neowing TS Booster Posts: 295

    There is one problem for me.
    I have to protect my illuslation from those who is trying to download or access.
    Because I am an Artist and I have to protect my illustlation as well as others.
    How do I protect my illustlation works/avi from download or access ?

  13. Boogityboo04

    Boogityboo04 TS Rookie Posts: 302

    If you put it one the web, others are going to access it no matter what. What would be the point of putting it on a site in the first place if you won't allow anyone to see it?
  14. Julio Franco

    Julio Franco TechSpot Editor Posts: 7,668   +988

    Getting a free domain and hosted forum is probably not viable but getting a free forum on a subdomain and hosting it on a limited basis should be easy (you may have to show advertising):

    Now, if you have your hosting set up separately, there are plenty of free forum software available, the best is perhaps the open source phpbb project.
  15. LeapingThongs

    LeapingThongs TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 39

    hmm seems complicated... I want to get into this stuff but I just.... complicated....

    I just want to be the master of my own forum..... layout my own forum...... and in a snap!
  16. fimbles

    fimbles TS Evangelist Posts: 1,185   +208

    It seems complicated i know.. But in reality , follow any of the links above and i guarantee you will have your site running in a day. As for copyright issues. Put a small legal disclaimer in your site. ( steal somebody elses :) ) and at least then you will have some sort of backup plan if one of your pieces of work is stolen and gos on to sell millions of prints :)

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