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How hard is it to set up a basic website?

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6y, 5m agoPosted 6 years, 5 months ago
Hey all,

I'm just wondering how hard it is to set up a basic website was? I have a few ideas up my sleeve and want to transfer them from head to the internet :)
Got a few more questions I would like to ask but see if anyone on here has a website they run, they can obviously PM me if they cant share on the forums here :)

thanks all
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6y, 5m agoPosted 6 years, 5 months ago
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#1
you will get many (differing) replies (including lots of DO's and DON'Ts) from people who have had their own experiences.

without going into to much detail, you may wanna explain a litle more about the type of site you want, and how much website expereince you have yourself.

TIP: Make sure the URL you want (the website name) is actually free (available) to buy first. Its like wanting to buy your favourite car but finding out the car has already been bought.
#2
garbage456
well with virgin media you get your own website page, just add pics and link to it, a ten year old can do it.
has its own direct link too.


just another year to go then and you'll be a whizz ;-)
banned#3
How much are you looking to spend? If you have no experience i would reccoment that you use a content managment system such as wordpress, joomla ect depending on what that site is going to be.
#4
i think its more of a Forum he's after...
banned#5
Disco
i think its more of a Forum he's after...
ah, maybe he could try phpbb3.
#6
Yes more of a forum :)
#7
shergold
ah, maybe he could try phpbb3.


would this still need a hosting provider? I dont thin it will, but thought others may know. :thumbsup:
#8
Disco
would this still need a hosting provider? I dont thin it will, but thought others may know. :thumbsup:


yup, phpbb is an open source forum software which needs to be hosted somewhere...
#9
Try [url]www.webs.com[/url]. Its very good and free unless you want to upgrade to premium, which is not really necessary
#10
Dantooine
Try [url]www.webs.com[/url]. Its very good and free unless you want to upgrade to premium, which is not really necessary


yukk yuk yuk... so much better "free builders" out there..

Also he wanted a forum which is beyond the software
#11
faevilangel
yukk yuk yuk... so much better "free builders" out there..

Also he wanted a forum which is beyond the software


Its fine for me, and plus you can set up a forum on webs quite easily, for free.
#12
faevilangel
yup, phpbb is an open source forum software which needs to be hosted somewhere...


Does the 1&1 home package have this option
#13
Disco
Does the 1&1 home package have this option


You need to download phpbb then upload it using ftp and set up a mysql database...It's not in the auto-install that I know of.
#14
Setting up a forum varies in difficulty and cost ranging from completely free remotely hosted software packages (proboards etc) through the open source packages (SMF, phpbb, mybb etc) to the more advanced and paid for options (VBulletin, Invision etc)

Setting it up is relatively easy, generating traffic and getting large number of people to actually register and stay active is a completely different matter. Forums are notoriously difficult to get up and running; you'll need to offer something unique and be prepared to put a lot of effort in to it.
#15
faevilangel
You need to download phpbb then upload it using ftp and set up a mysql database...It's not in the auto-install that I know of.


ah, well in that case NO, it doesn't a the Home Package does not offer mysql d/bases. I was gonna offer to host FoC! :thumbsup: Thanks FA
#16
Disco
ah, well in that case NO, it doesn't a the Home Package does not offer mysql d/bases. I was gonna offer to host FoC! :thumbsup: Thanks FA


:thumbsup: I may have told you before....1&1 sucks :p
#17
faevilangel
:thumbsup: I may have told you before....1&1 sucks :p


does for the OH needs ;-) .. these women that just go ahead and purchase things before asking :whistling::p
#18
For a free forum software you have to go a long way to beat myBB.

phpBB is fine, but modding and adding new functionality can be a pain.

MyBB is by far the simpler to setup and modify, but is also just as powerful and comes with some very nice features built in. Such as a portal, blogs etc.

For hosting you cant beat TSOHost.co.uk in terms of price vs performance and support.
#19
Forgot to look back at this thread

thanks for the input guys

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