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    free php server needed

    hi all
    does anyone know were i can get a free php server for my php forum

    or could any one lend me half of there server please for i could put my forum on

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    Re: a

    You've recently setup VMWare. If you leave your PC on at home, why not setup a VM with a server on it? It'll give you a good start in web servers. Always a good learning curve.

    That or you could run it from your desktop PC using XAMPP (assuming you're windows).

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    Re: a

    if not these guys seem ok, maybe not for full production use, but it should suffice

    http://pro-php.org/

    also for a tutorial on how to install and configure AMP then go here

    http://www.cse.dmu.ac.uk/~cfi/csci36...cture%2002.doc
    (not my work written by one of my lecturers)

    Dean

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    Re: a

    how do i add my forum on this tho its on a other server

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    Re: a

    Quote Originally Posted by callumtuckey
    how do i add my forum on this tho its on a other server
    this is to hard for me

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    Re: free php server needed

    Hi

    First Callum I edited title of post as 'a' was very descriptive.

    Maybe best thing to get help on software issue post new thread as this is different issue to this thread.

    But make sure that you include name of php forum software using (and version) and where in install you are having trouble with.

    As lots of php forum software out there all different.

    Russ

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    Re: free php server needed

    Hi,

    I have a webserver, if you want I can set up a forum for you. As I run a hosting company in my spare time.

    I'll do it for free, always heappy to help out a fellow edugeek.
    Just PM if interested. You can have log in to the control panel as well (cPanel in this case).

    The software available is phpbb.

    Let me know!

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    Re: free php server needed

    an easy way into .php is to set up a LAMP server.
    I personally use Fedora, which is RedHat but free.
    Then setup webmin, which is an easy and effective way to setup the .php and Apache servers.

    You can setup webmin on a virtual linux client, if thats how your using your server.

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    Re: free php server needed

    You might want to specify what your forum is about and what actual type of forum (phpbb2/3, invision, vbulletin, nuke, etc... ) it is..

    In terms of cost though, bear in mind that "free" usually means, no cash, but lots of downtime, loss of data/hair, etc...

    It's worth looking for something like this:
    http://www.flump.net/hosting_bronze.php and adding the mysql DB for an extra £1 a month (£4 total).

    Knowing the hosts founder from years ago they tend to be quite a good host and will save you that hair

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    Re: free php server needed

    If it's just a small forum why not just use your own home connection and PC. A virtual machine is a good idea using VMWare or something similar.

    I use VMWare with XP on, and WAMP. Just a few clicks and your set up to go. I don't have a static IP address so I also use some software called no-ip (Google it). They give you a domain name (i.e. something.no-ip.net) which forwards to your IP. You need a bit of software from them (free) which checks your IP every so often and changes the records at no-ip if it changes. Then you can just forward your current domain name (something.co.uk) to the one they give you (something.no-ip.net).

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    Re: free php server needed

    Quote Originally Posted by lalalalalalalalalalala
    Hi,

    I have a webserver, if you want I can set up a forum for you. As I run a hosting company in my spare time.

    I'll do it for free, always heappy to help out a fellow edugeek.

    Let me know!
    thank you
    lalalalala
    ill pm you sometime today about the info

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    Re: free php server needed

    Quote Originally Posted by russdev
    Hi

    First Callum I edited title of post as 'a' was very descriptive.

    Maybe best thing to get help on software issue post new thread as this is different issue to this thread.

    But make sure that you include name of php forum software using (and version) and where in install you are having trouble with.

    As lots of php forum software out there all different.

    Russ
    hi russ i did pm ric_ to change this title as my evil baby clicked the mouse
    when i was about to put the title in.
    i thought i put the info in about what forum and type it is ok ill do it now :x phpbb ver.2.0.20 it think

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    Re: free php server needed

    *rasies Hand*

    Hi

    hm... why not just use MySQL? it is free, easy to setup and run

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    Re: free php server needed

    MySQL is just a database server. He's looking for comprehensive AMP hosting which XAMPP, WAMP or LAMP would provide.

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    Re: free php server needed

    If you would like a free PHP and MySQL have a little look at www.freehostia.com . I've set my guild website up on there using Dragonfly CPC (like nuke) and it works a charm and so far no down time.

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