I have an account on fresca machine and just set up a phpbb forum from one-click-installs panel.
Forum is here:
The problem is, it takes extremely long time to generate. Almost two seconds for login page and over 4 seconds for a mere frontpage with list of subforums (the forum itself is practically empty). What's wrong? Such pages should generate under half a second.
After setting up vanilla forum I've added only one extension - categories hierarchy - and I don't think it has impact on speed (have seen more responsive forums with this and many other extensions).
Other two problems, but related only to phpbb and not dreamhost:
1. Newly registered users - actually all registered users - can't see the contents of forum, after logging they can read "there are no boards" on the frontpage. How can I make everything visible to every existing & new user?
2. Newly registered users can't have avatars unless I (as forum admin) manually enter each user's preferences and enable having avatars. How to do it forum-wide?
It all is down to one thing: where in phpbb 2.0.21 administration panel is the bloody panel with user management? The "user admin" category looks like this:
User Admin (category, non-clickable)