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    Message Board

    Hi, I'm trying to find some type of message board that I can put on my site where the scripting is hosted elsewhere. I don't have php, sql, cgi, etc., availability on the hosting I was given for a school project. The problem is that my site is password protected and so I don't want a message board that you click on a link from my site and go offsite (for example, something like Bravenet). Is there anything out there that would be free and let me do this? I need it to stay onsite because only certain people are given the log in information for them to have access to the site, but if it's offsite I can't guard who can read the posts and join up.

    Thanks for any help you can provide!

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    wow ...

    It can't be onsite because you don't have PHP/MySQL etc.

    But it can't be offsite because you can't guard against who reads the posts, etc.

    That's going to be sort of tough to do.

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    You didn't mention your age (adult or youth), but if the school
    project was important enough, I would spend a mere $30 to get
    a webhost account that HAS all of the scripting features you need, including
    a WordPress blog, Joomla, or whatever else you need. That's pretty cheap!
    http://www.cleverdot.com

    Even x10hosting might be an option. That one is free and they offer PHP.
    (not sure of the limitations though):
    http://www.x10hosting.com/hosting

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    Siteflip has a dirt cheap hosting deal, that comes at $11.88/annum (99 cents a month).

    By the way, if you're looking for a forum (message board is ambiguous, please clarify), you can have a free offsite forum from something like InvisionFree and set it up so that only registered users can see/use it, and you can (probably) set it up so you manually approve users when they register (you activate their accounts).

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    Without some sort of server side language, its going to be essentially impossible to have a message board onsite.
    OracleGuy

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    You could maybe get an external account. As long as, in the admin section of the board, you can limit account logins to a a particular IP address or IP range.

    I'm not sure if any free messageboards let you do that but it might be a work around.


 

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