Forum platforms, suggestions please


#1

I want to set up a forum for a particular interest group I’m part of, and host on my server at superiorsurfclub.com (which is hosted on DreamHost).

Does DreamHost provide an easy way to set up a forum? Or do I have to go find my own forum software and figure out how to set up on my DreamHost server?


#2

It looks like you have something there already. Are you looking for a new platform?

I have been running RedMatrix for the last few months. It takes a little getting used to, but once I grasped it, it is a great platform: https://github.com/friendica/red

In fact, it has completely replaced all of my other social networks.


#3

The forum you see isn’t actually hosted on my server. It was a free forum thing using phpBB that it set up a while ago. But the provider of that forum is awol, and it’s an old version of phpBB software, and I can’t get any support on it. Need to upgrade, so I thought I would see what’s involved in setting up and hosting on my own server, rather than some third party free-forum hosting with ads and all that shit.


#4

We’ve got a One-Click Install available for phpBB. A current version, too, not the ancient one you’ve got through that other provider. :slight_smile: It’s pretty easy to get set up and running.

This forum’s using MyBB. It’s not currently available as a one-click install, but it’s not too hard to set up either.


#5

Andrew, could you send me a link for the one-click install for phpBB. Would like to look at that. Thanks much.


#6

Go to your control panel and click “One Click Installs” in the toolbox in the upper left hand corner.

FWIW, I like Phorum: http://www.phorum.org/