Short PhpBB Forum Overview
phpBB is a popular Internet forum package written in the PHP scripting language. The name “phpBB” is referring to PHP Bulletin Board. Available under the GNU General Public License, phpBB is free software.
Since its creation in 2000, phpBB™ has become the most widely used Open Source forum solution. Like its predecessors, phpBB™ 3.0 “Olympus” has an easy to use administration panel and a user friendly installation process. With millions of installations worldwide, it is no wonder phpBB™ is one of the most popular ways to create and support a community.
PhpBB Forum Hosting Requirements
When it comes to this point, we can see many users ask a lot of questions on the requirement on the suitable web hosting plan to host their PhpBB forum. Most of the users are questioning about the flexibility of the PhpBB forum installation, well this will not be a big issues since many web host providers have included with CPanel control panel system that can helps uses to install PhpBB easily within few clicks a way.
For some users who choose to host their application on Windows based hosting plan, it it also possible to install PhpBB forum together with the Windows hosting plan, but please make sure you consult your hosting company before you purchase the particular hosting plan which might be not compatible with the PhpBB software which are build with open source Php scripts.
For your information, to host PhpBB 3, your hosting plan need at least Php 4 or higher and MySQL 5.
For Windows hosting plan users, you need to ensure that your hosting plan are hosting in Windows 2003 with IIS 6 compatible or Windows 2008 with IIS 7 compatible which is more recommended.
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You may contact SeekDotNet.com at http://www.seekdotnet.com/contactus.aspx for more information on PhpBB hosting.