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    How hard is it to set up a basic website?

    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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    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.

    garbage456;8825590

    well with virgin media you get your own website page, just add pics and … 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 ;-)

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    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.

    i think its more of a Forum he's after...

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    Disco;8826092

    i think its more of a Forum he's after...

    ah, maybe he could try phpbb3.

    Original Poster

    Yes more of a forum

    shergold;8826129

    ah, maybe he could try phpbb3.



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

    Disco;8842024

    would this still need a hosting provider? I dont thin it will, but … 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...

    Try [url]www.webs.com[/url]. Its very good and free unless you want to upgrade to premium, which is not really necessary

    Dantooine;8842092

    Try [url]www.webs.com[/url]. Its very good and free unless you want to … 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

    faevilangel;8842202

    yukk yuk yuk... so much better "free builders" out there..Also he wanted … 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.

    faevilangel;8842064

    yup, phpbb is an open source forum software which needs to be hosted … yup, phpbb is an open source forum software which needs to be hosted somewhere...



    Does the 1&1 home package have this option

    Disco;8842378

    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.

    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.

    faevilangel;8842385

    You need to download phpbb then upload it using ftp and set up a mysql … 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

    Disco;8842850

    ah, well in that case NO, it doesn't a the Home Package does not offer … 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

    faevilangel;8842877

    :thumbsup: I may have told you before....1&1 sucks



    does for the OH needs ;-) .. these women that just go ahead and purchase things before asking :whistling::p

    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.

    Original Poster

    Forgot to look back at this thread

    thanks for the input guys
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