phpBB is a popular Internet forum package written in the PHP scripting language. The name “phpBB” is an abbreviation of PHP Bulletin Board. Available under the GNU General Public License, phpBB is free software.
Features Of phpBB
Many webmasters choose to use phpBB to create their community because of the following features that available with phpBB:
1) Modular design for the Admin Control Panel, Moderator Control Panel, and User Control Panel
2) phpBB support for multiple database management systems, including MySQL, Microsoft SQL Server, Oracle, PostgreSQL, SQLite, Firebird, OpenLink Virtuoso, and other ODBC-accessible DBMS
3) Support for unlimited levels of subforums
4) Ability to create custom-defined BBCode
5) Ability to create custom profile fields
6) Multiple Permissions system
phpBB3 also provides administrators with much more control over every aspect of the forum software, such as how it is displayed to management of user and group permissions. Consequently, this increased functionality makes the administrative interface much more complex, and new users have found it somewhat more intimidating than phpBB2.
There are 2 options available for you to create your own forum community for your industry or your interest:
1) Download the latest phpBB installation files here. Extract the files and follow the instructions to install to your hosting server.
2) For those who already have your own hosting account, please check with your hosting providers whether you hosting account compatible with the phpBB forum hosting, and it will even more better if your hosting account support automated installation of phpBB where the the original phpBB installation files has been customize to support auto installations.
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