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phpBB for your Forum

Written by admin on Saturday, August 28th, 2010 in Phpbb reviews.
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What are the reasons for having a forum?

Forums give clients and future clients the chance to talk about topics between each other. They can ask questions or provide reviews while reading responses from additional people. This is very handy for the users and may alleviate the workload of your support and customer service staff.

In addition, it’s a great way to obtain free links for Search Engine Ranking.

Why select phpBB?

There is no charge. Licenses do not need to be purchased. phpBB is free to the public. Besides the program (source code) being unencrypted, the license allows you to alter it or add new code as desired. Note that to make more major alterations, you will need to possess or acquire some PHP expertise.

Setting up phpBB

It’s pretty straightforward to install the phpBB. Unless Fantastico is installed on the server by your website host, a little bit of familiarity is necessary for you to perform the initial installation. PhpBB can be automatically installed by Fantastico; after which a bit of configuration is needed before you can start your forum. If you prefer to do the installation yourself, you will need to grasp, or learn, how to change file and folder permissions; FTP; as well as the MySQL database setup process.

Personalize: Altering the look or functionality.

You have the option of altering or selecting a new theme for your phpBB forum. The majority of the authors do not charge a fee or request donations. If you are feeling confident, you can make your own or alter your current theme.

Assistance is readily available on the phpBB user forums. You can pay a programmer to make the desired changes. Qualified PHP programmers are not hard to locate and are cost effective — especially if you do not already have a working knowledge of PHP.

Stephen Grisham, Sr. is a copy writer for InfoServe Media, LLC. InfoServe Media is a Houston web design company and hosting company. Or if you just need a few changes to an existing site, InfoServe Media also offers website maintenance.

Phpbb Forum Advertising ? Forum Admanager Review

Written by admin on Thursday, August 26th, 2010 in Phpbb reviews.
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I have been a very active member on many phpBB forums. As an active member on many of these forums I have seen very few phpBB forums advertising anything except adsense or pay per click. I have come across a free software that allows your forum members or anyone else to advertise right on your forum.

The best part about this is you can set it up and automate it. All ads have to get approved by the forum owner or administrator. You can place your own ads as well as sell space to others. The layout is set up to blend in with your phpBB forum. This free software was created by Harvey Segal, solely for phpBB forums only and will not work on other power driven forums. Click Here

The Forum AdManager package, allows users to sign up and schedule available ad space. Once approved, it automatically charges their account for the period of time they want their ad to be displayed. Some ads are just a word phrase with a link attached to phrase and some other ads will allow the user to upload an image. You charge more for the image ads. The ad request you receive will almost always be ads targeted to your forum niche.

This is a real revenue generator to your forum. There are thousands that want to get their product recognized and promoted through forums. This allows your members to advertise on your phpbb forum without spamming threads.

There are different price levels for each ad space and you can set the rates. Each ad space is on a first come first serve basis for any specific time period. This is good because you will find people signing up for ad space weeks and even months in advance. When they see the time slots only available a week or even a month down the road, they will acknowledge the competition for that ad space on your forum and will be begging to sign up.

The ad display blends in around the borders of your forum just as you would blend in your adsense. Adsense will generate some revenue but not to the extent that this free phpBB forum advertising software will generate. If you would like to find out more about the free phpBB forum advertising software that is 100% free. Click Here

This is one of the best ways that I have seen to earn good revenue from your forum, and will give your members a chance to advertise on your forum. The revenue generated from the Forum AdManager software will topple your adsense revenue.

What Is PHPBB All About Then?

Written by admin on Wednesday, August 25th, 2010 in Phpbb security.
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The abbreviation phpBB stands for PHP Bulletin Board, i.e., a bulletin board scripted in the PHP programming language. A bulletin board, also referred to as message board, discussion board, web forum, Internet forum or discussion forum, is a platform on the WorldWideWeb that facilitates (i) creation of a virtual community of like-minded people and (ii) interaction among them.

The very popular phpBB is a high-powered, fully scalable, highly customizable and free open-source (i.e., no fees, no subscriptions, no restriction on modifications) Internet forum software package that can support a variety of database management systems such as MYSQL, Microsoft SQL, PostgreSQL and Microsoft Access (via ODBC). With its user-friendly interface, straightforward administration panel and helpful FAQs, phpBB is the ideal free community builder for all kinds of websites.

The key features of the phpBB Internet forum system are:

Simple installation

Multiple-language interface

Support for a host of database servers

High security, with powerful and extensive authorization system and strong encryption for password safety

Unlimited forums that can be organized into unlimited categories

Unlimited forum members

Private or public forums

Powerful search facility

Private messaging facility

Template customization

Messages formatting in various font styles and sizes, also allowing image posting, code display, automatic URL linking

Easy-to-use admin panel

A large community of phpBB users providing free support

phpBB Forum Hosting

A multitude of phpBB forum hosting service providers exist in the web services market, offering right from 100% free or inexpensive forum hosting packages to premium paid forum hosting packages, depending upon the quality of the server, the features included in the package and the quality of the customer service and support provided by the forum hosting company. The 100% free type of phpBB massage boards generally come with limited disk space and limited bandwidth per month and are usually accompanied by banner ads, whereas the premium paid forum hosting packages are ad-free packages with larger disk space and maybe unlimited bandwidth per month.

As mentioned earlier, an Internet forum is a platform for people having common interests where they can meet virtually and exchange ideas on any topic of interest, be it technology, politics, health, gaming, or whatever. By doing so they can find solutions to their problems or can help others solve their problems by giving them advice. If used intelligently and diligently, in addition to the socializing activity a forum can also be exploited to drive traffic to your website. So, go ahead and join a relevant forum or host your own phpBB forum on your website.

James Johnson, being an expert in phpBB, I have set up some free phpbb hosting for you all to use.

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