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Q: Building a website with a messageboard ( Answered,   0 Comments )
Subject: Building a website with a messageboard
Category: Computers > Internet
Asked by: nationaljazz-ga
List Price: $10.00
Posted: 01 Dec 2004 01:31 PST
Expires: 31 Dec 2004 01:31 PST
Question ID: 436498
I'm a complete novice with next to no html skills. What I would like
to know is how I can acquire a website, using my own domain (I can pay
for it) and use it as a messageboard, similar to, with different forums? To break this
question down:

-How do I get my own domain?
-How can add put a messageboard service on this site?
Subject: Re: Building a website with a messageboard
Answered By: cubist-ga on 01 Dec 2004 04:47 PST

So, you need a domain, webspace and a messageboard with different forums?
If you want your own domain, there are a lot of options: you can take
a free domain (like .tk, no banners), or you can buy your own domain
(like, .org, ...).
Some packages include webspace and e-mail adresses. There are a lot of
formulas out there, and it's up to you to decide which is best, or
But I can give you a few pointers:
since you want a messageboard, the webspace needs to have database
support, all your users and their messages are stored in a database
This file needs to be editable each time someone leaves a message.
About a 100 Mb would be sufficient to start, when the forum gets big
 a year or so, you can expand your space. You need to sort out what
kind of script you want to use, php, asp or something else. Most
messageboards use php. The server where your page resides has to have
php support.
The messageboard script (the actual page and all files needed) can be
downloaded for free, there are lots of good scripts out there,
check out
thats quite a list with some very good ones (punBB, talkboard,
Once downloaded, read the readme file, it says where you have to
change values or names, it tells you how to login as admin, and how to
edit and add forums.
When you've got webspace, just upload (with an ftp client or trough
your hosts webportal) all files to the webspace (the database in a
special folder already on the server, probably /db), and you're ready
to go.

domain names: (free)
webhosting: (interesting packages)

message board scripts:

and if you really want to know what it's all about:

If you have any more questions, feel free to ask,
Hope this helps you out,

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