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    How to create forums inside website?

    Hi guys! I am trying to figure out how to put forums, say a free forum hosting into my website? Here are some examples. http://www.mlgpro.com/forum/
    http://www.bungie.net/Forums/default.aspx

    If this requires PHP, then I do want to know how to install it. Do I put it in my website folder? Or C Drive?

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    First, are you running your own server or do you have it hosted by another company?
    Second, it requires some server side programming - like PHP or ASP - most people prefer PHP because of its open-source nature.
    Third, there are numerous scripts out there which are free and good, and should come with significant instructions on installation

    http://www.simplemachines.org/
    http://www.phpbb.com/
    http://www.vbulletin.com
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    phpBB is most definitely my favorite prefabricated forum, it has so many add-ons and is easy to manipulate even if you know little about php.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jeremywilken View Post
    First, are you running your own server or do you have it hosted by another company?
    Second, it requires some server side programming - like PHP or ASP - most people prefer PHP because of its open-source nature.
    Third, there are numerous scripts out there which are free and good, and should come with significant instructions on installation

    http://www.simplemachines.org/
    http://www.phpbb.com/
    http://www.vbulletin.com
    I have my website hosted by Freehostia. It does support PHP.

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    Well then you should be fine, I assume you have an FTP program letting you access your server, just upload your downloaded files to a folder called 'forum' or somthing and on your first visit the config.php will kick in asking you to set up the database info, ect.

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    Yup, Im on installing phase. im waiting to hear back from support in what my Database Server Hostname / DSN: is.

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    Now I'm getting this.

    Warning: main(./../db/mysql4.php): failed to open stream: No such file or directory in /home/www/extinction.freehostia.com/phpBB2/includes/db.php on line 35

    Warning: main(./../db/mysql4.php): failed to open stream: No such file or directory in /home/www/extinction.freehostia.com/phpBB2/includes/db.php on line 35

    Warning: main(./../db/mysql4.php): failed to open stream: No such file or directory in /home/www/extinction.freehostia.com/phpBB2/includes/db.php on line 35

    Warning: main(): Failed opening './../db/mysql4.php' for inclusion (include_path='.:/usr/local/lib/php') in /home/www/extinction.freehostia.com/phpBB2/includes/db.php on line 35

    Fatal error: Cannot instantiate non-existent class: sql_db in /home/www/extinction.freehostia.com/phpBB2/includes/db.php on line 60

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    It could either be a permissions issue with /includes, or the relative/absolute directory structure in the site settings (typically stored in config.php or something similar) is incorrect.

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    Permissions is set at 644 for that folder should i change it to 777?

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    644 is fine, i'd check your paths.

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    Make sure every file was uploaded to the server, and if they are post the code in that page around the line the error describes.
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    Something could have went wrong on the upload, maybe delete and try again.

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    Ok, I got the forums. Now I have absolutely no idea on putting it in the website, lol. Any help is appreciated. Website-http://xgodxextinktion.freehostia.com/
    Forums- http://xgodxextinktion.freehostia.com/phpbb2/index.php

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    Isnt that what you wanted?

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    Well that was sort of a sub-goal if you will. Now the main goal is to get the forums inside my actually website template.


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