Site Links
Home
Features
Documentation
Pricing & Order
Members Area
Support Options
UBBDev.com
UBBWiki.com
Who's Online Now
2 registered members (mmkk, Ruben), 72 guests, and 415 spiders.
Key: Admin, Global Mod, Mod
Member Spotlight
Morgan
Morgan
Sweden
Posts: 518
Joined: June 2006
Show All Member Profiles 
Top Posters(30 Days)
Gizmo 18
M4TT 12
FREAK 11
Ruben 8
isaac 4
mmkk 4
Latest Photos
Chinese Buddhist temple.
My buddha beads.
Rendered Walls
Multi-Screen wallpaper
Stockholm Metro
Previous Thread
Next Thread
Print Thread
Noob questions.. #257955
01/05/16 03:17 PM
01/05/16 03:17 PM
Joined: Sep 2012
Posts: 3
A
acfatcat Offline OP
stranger
acfatcat  Offline OP
stranger
A
Joined: Sep 2012
Posts: 3
I am part of a forum that has gone down and looking to possibly start/get it back up. What all is involved to get the forum back up?
I know I will have more questions but would like to start with these.
Thanks for the help.

Express Hosting
Express Hosting "We are the official hosting company of UBB.threads. Ask us about our free migration services to migrate your UBB.threads installation."
Re: Noob questions.. [Re: acfatcat] #257956
01/05/16 04:01 PM
01/05/16 04:01 PM
Joined: Dec 2003
Posts: 5,827
Lutz,FL
Ruben Online yawn

Ruben  Online Yawn


Joined: Dec 2003
Posts: 5,827
Lutz,FL
That is like asking how long is a piece of string.
What is the objective of the forum?


Blue Man Group


There is no such thing as stupid questions. Just stupid answers
Re: Noob questions.. [Re: acfatcat] #257957
01/06/16 07:59 AM
01/06/16 07:59 AM
Joined: Sep 2012
Posts: 3
A
acfatcat Offline OP
stranger
acfatcat  Offline OP
stranger
A
Joined: Sep 2012
Posts: 3
Sorry, I guess the question should've been... What do I need to do to start up a forum? The one we were using has not been updated in years and the owner doesn't have interest in it any longer. Hope this helps a little more.

Re: Noob questions.. [Re: acfatcat] #257958
01/06/16 10:27 AM
01/06/16 10:27 AM
Joined: Jun 2006
Posts: 16,788
Portland, OR; USA
Gizmo Offline
UBB.threads Developer
Gizmo  Offline
UBB.threads Developer
Joined: Jun 2006
Posts: 16,788
Portland, OR; USA
You'll need a webserver running PHP5.3+, preferably a Linux server. A shared host is not generally recommended (though BlueHost has a really good business hosting plan if your site doesn't warrant anything larger; if you're looking at a VPS or Dedicated Server, I'd recommend my host StableHost).

I have made a test script to ensure you won't have (many) issues in running a forum, this is available at: UBB.threads v7.6.0+ System Requirement Test - 20151204.

Additionally you will need a domain name, there are many domain registries out there, including whatever webhost you end up at (in fact, some hosts include a free domain).


I am a Web Development Contractor, I do not work for UBBCentral. I have provided free User to User Support since the beginning of these support forums.
Forums: A Gardeners Forum Scouters World
UBB.threads: UBBWiki, UBB Styles, UBB.Sitemaps
Longtime Supporter & Resident Post-A-Holic
VNC Web Services: Code Modifications, Upgrades, Styling, Coding Services, Disaster Recovery, and more!
Re: Noob questions.. [Re: acfatcat] #257966
01/07/16 09:34 PM
01/07/16 09:34 PM
Joined: Sep 2012
Posts: 3
A
acfatcat Offline OP
stranger
acfatcat  Offline OP
stranger
A
Joined: Sep 2012
Posts: 3
Thanks for the info. Will research for the best options.

Re: Noob questions.. [Re: acfatcat] #257975
01/19/16 03:19 PM
01/19/16 03:19 PM
Joined: Jun 2008
Posts: 37
A
Abbott Offline
newbie
Abbott  Offline
newbie
A
Joined: Jun 2008
Posts: 37
To add to what has been said...

Do you have or can get server-level access to the current forum?

If yes, are you expecting to migrate forum history from the old platform to the new platform?

If yes, then it is really important to know what software and version is running the current forum so you can plan an orderly migration.

If no then your only concern is choice of forum software. Although it is not the most razzle-dazzle, social-media-look-alike platform in my mind it remains the best, most flexible, capable, and -- this is critical -- stable forum software platform. We have been using UBB since 2006 and it just works. Day after day, year after year. Yes there are features I would like added and sometimes the update schedule is frustrating but I have none of the daily operational complaints I hear from users of other forum software.

One of the nice things about UBB is how easy it is for non-coders to administer the forums. In addition there are some 3rd Party resources who know UBB inside out and can handle custom modifications and support at very reasonable rates.

If the current platform is already UBB then you need to plan a migration from the version in use to the most current version so that your site is clean and ready for the upcoming 7.6.0 version.

I recommend a hosted environment by a company familiar with php forum software sitting on top of a MySQL database. I found an EXCELLENT host in 2008 and have nothing but good things to say about them. Top notch in every way: www.vertexthost.com

Abbott


Shout Box
Today's Birthdays
No Birthdays
Recent Topics
Users Unable to Upload Avatar [Not a Bug]
by M4TT. 12/13/17 08:51 AM
Shout Box Sound Effect
by M4TT. 11/29/17 08:28 PM
Ad island
by TGCsanderson. 11/25/17 06:41 PM
Taking to long to connect to DB
by AstroCat. 11/24/17 12:34 PM
Forum Statistics
Forums36
Topics35,015
Posts190,544
Members12,045
Most Online978
Jun 24th, 2007
Random Image
Powered by UBB.threads™ PHP Forum Software 7.6.1
(Snapshot build 20171106)