DH hosted (easy install) PHPBB - no uploads?

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#1

Hi all. I just setup a PHPBB instance on the DH-hosted method, so I don’t have to deal with upgrades etc to keep it secure.

It looks like this hosting method disallows any form of uploads sadly - into posts or even just for avatars. This is pretty silly… anyone else experiencing this?


#2

Actually, this is a php-wide limitation on non-private servers to prevent SQL injection attacks in general. If you’re willing to dive into the script, you can look up alternatives to off-loading stuff and modify the boards that way.

Personally, I’m not worried about it.


#3

Suddenly this makes sense. Someone else mentioned the lack of Avatar uploading. Since it’s not hosted in your space, I can see why they would not allow content uploads.

Personally, I like the “Advanced” one-click. It’s still practically zero maintenance and the end result is the same. When a new version comes out, do the one-click upgrade and you’re all set.

-Scott


#4

ok, very good points.

i was thinking as an end user yesterday - it didnt seem to make sense to have a hosted forum that you really cannot customize. it was my first attempt at a hosted app - i always go with Advanced (and have since moved the forum there too).