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everytime i download mybb an try to open the rar file is is broken,do i have to do somethin else to it for the damn thing to open...

Benny2guns

(03-19-2010, 07:02 PM)DUBLIN5 Wrote: [ -> ]everytime i download mybb an try to open the rar file is is broken,do i have to do somethin else to it for the damn thing to open...

What are you opening it with and where did you get it?
from here http://www.mybboard.net/downloads and i'm opening it with winrar

Benny2guns

Then it must be something on your machine. Install this and try to open it.
http://www.7-zip.org/download.html
i think mybb needs a site to host it it before you can run it dubs.
find a free hosting site and run it from there.

PimpQ

Benny2guns

You do not need a host to run it you can run it from your home.
He has it running that way now so what exactly does a person need a host for?
(03-20-2010, 10:41 AM)Skippyslipper Wrote: [ -> ]You do not need a host to run it you can run it from your home.
He has it running that way now so what exactly does a person need a host for?
i think it runs off the pc so he can see what it looks like etc. i'm sure only he can see it. ask him what the url is and see if you can join?
to put it on the web it has to be hosted.

Requirements for installing

* You will require a web host to run your forum.
* Your web host must satisfy a few basic requirements for MyBB to run properly.

[edit] Initial Preparation
[edit] Downloading the MyBB Package

First, download the latest MyBB package from the MyBB website, on the downloads page. After downloading the zip file, unzip/decompress the file. On Windows, if you right click on the file, there should be an option similar to "Unzip," referring to the file (if you have WinZIP, WinRAR, or a similar program installed, do as instructed by the creators of the software). Unzip the contents of the file to a folder within the same folder that the zip is in, such as a folder called "mybb".

Once the unzipping process is complete, you will need to upload the files to your server, which is discussed in the next section of the install guide.

another example of seeing it without it being on a server is :

if i want to change a page or add an image.
i can open the index or any other page of my site with dreamweaver and view is as though it were on the web. i can then alter it and see it as it would be on the web. only i can see it and anyone with access to dreamweaver and the file. before anyone else can see the changes i have to upload the index file and remove the old index file, or whatever file i'm changing
in the long run i didn't use the one of mybb..i got another mybb of another site and works well..sign up for reg is open..thanks to benny he took a couple of hours out of his time fair juice to ya...it might of bein the mirror on the site..i got it from here

http://www.createmybb.com/ same thing as the other place

Benny2guns

(03-20-2010, 01:11 PM)billy Wrote: [ -> ]
(03-20-2010, 10:41 AM)Skippyslipper Wrote: [ -> ]You do not need a host to run it you can run it from your home.
He has it running that way now so what exactly does a person need a host for?

i think it runs off the pc so he can see what it looks like etc. i'm sure only he can see it. ask him what the url is and see if you can join?
to put it on the web it has to be hosted.

Requirements for installing

* You will require a web host to run your forum.
* Your web host must satisfy a few basic requirements for MyBB to run properly.

[edit] Initial Preparation
[edit] Downloading the MyBB Package

First, download the latest MyBB package from the MyBB website, on the downloads page. After downloading the zip file, unzip/decompress the file. On Windows, if you right click on the file, there should be an option similar to "Unzip," referring to the file (if you have WinZIP, WinRAR, or a similar program installed, do as instructed by the creators of the software). Unzip the contents of the file to a folder within the same folder that the zip is in, such as a folder called "mybb".

Once the unzipping process is complete, you will need to upload the files to your server, which is discussed in the next section of the install guide.

another example of seeing it without it being on a server is :

if i want to change a page or add an image.
i can open the index or any other page of my site with dreamweaver and view is as though it were on the web. i can then alter it and see it as it would be on the web. only i can see it and anyone with access to dreamweaver and the file. before anyone else can see the changes i have to upload the index file and remove the old index file, or whatever file i'm changing

Not sure of the details bill because I am basically a hands on fix-it guy but I am pretty sure you do not need a web host. I gained access without one to Dubs mybb forum software and did a small bit of set-up for him. It was up and running and open for registration as long as his system was powered on. This was done with only his normal internet connection at his home. Everything seems to be working just fine or it was the last I looked. Now if he gets alot of traffic or his PC shuts down then the forum goes off-line just like a host server would. The bonus to having a web server host I would think is having worry free forum up-time 24/7 lol, if thats possible and prolly some other tech., stuff that I am not aware of.
I really don't think you actually need a web host server to run a myBB forum tho. Wink

Benny2guns

(03-21-2010, 09:19 AM)velvetfog Wrote: [ -> ]You can testbed server software on any PC. But then it is just a proof-of-concept install, suitable for very light duty use, that you are doing.

Hosting provides professional 24x7 web server service onto 100BaseTX Internet trunks or better.

Some ISPs, such as mine, Telus, prevents their consumer broadband users from running servers on TCP ports 21, 25, 80 & 443
Broadband customers have to pay commercial rate for that.
So what do you need 100baseTX for? It's just a forum and nothing more. No large files are being transfered just pc to pc chat.
As far as the ports go why not use another one that is not blockaded?
Correct me if I am wrong but a port is a port is it not?
The only difference that I can see that stands out like a sore thumb are the data transfer rates both up and down.
Now I don't know much about Linux either but this is running on 64bitXP so having to have Linux seems to be incorrect also. Now this is just an observation from seeing myBB running and joining a forum that is being put up this way.
Actually starting your own forum is pretty darn easy and cost's absolutely nothing extra as far as I can see. Except for the extra hydro if you don't normally leave your PC turned on all the time and the extra wear and tear on your hardware which as a rule lasts alot longer than most people keep it anyway.
As for the professional web server part.... right. Tongue

Benny2guns

(03-21-2010, 11:07 AM)velvetfog Wrote: [ -> ]You are right, for all the use it will get, he can run it from a PC at home, and easily back up both software and database to a CD with room to spare.

Well I do not see why, if a person has enough space for back-up's that they can not do this themselves as it appears to work fine. This forum may well do very good for Dublin as there are alot of people as far as I know that like SKA.
Regardless...the thread was made and a call for help was expressed. Everyone gets treated the same here as far as H/S help is concerned.
So if you know about any real limiting factors then please say so in this thread.
So far I have seen every "what you need" post turned into a falsehood.
you can by all means leave a coputer open so everyone and his da can go on it but all you#re doing is sharing a file. you need a host to get it on the netmany site allow this to happen free, tell em dubs url and i'll join. one of the reasons it has to be on the web is so that it can have an url.

you need the equivilent of an ftp server abd a pc is not that. any url from a pc a far as i know is not a .com, org or anything else.

he can shre files from a pc but you won't run a forum from off your pc.

the bach ups go to the pc you own but you need an url to put any site of the net. you need an url to put any file on the net, click on any image to see what i mean.

i back up my blog and forum to my pc. that isn't the problem you have. your pc is not an ftp server. which i assure you is what you need to use. it doesn't have to be your own but you have to use it.

like i say post the url and lets take a look, i can explain things better with the url at hand. (and sharing files froma pc is extremely dangerous let alone a very foolish thing to do.
seriously. when you run the mybb on the pc. it's just to show you how a configuration will look. that's the sole purpose of it, otherwise how would you know what it looks like before you put it on a host.

vf is really trying to help benny. that you think it#s okay to run mybb from a pc doesn't mean you're right mate. i'd hate to see dub dubs forum fail before it starts. theres loads of frree hosting sites out there.

do you honestlt think they'd write this;

* You will require a web host to run your forum.
* Your web host must satisfy a few basic requirements for MyBB to run properly.

if you didn't need a host?

Benny2guns

(03-24-2010, 05:13 PM)billy Wrote: [ -> ]seriously. when you run the mybb on the pc. it's just to show you how a configuration will look. that's the sole purpose of it, otherwise how would you know what it looks like before you put it on a host.

vf is really trying to help benny. that you think it#s okay to run mybb from a pc doesn't mean you're right mate. i'd hate to see dub dubs forum fail before it starts. theres loads of frree hosting sites out there.

do you honestlt think they'd write this;

* You will require a web host to run your forum.
* Your web host must satisfy a few basic requirements for MyBB to run properly.

if you didn't need a host?

Actually I had some bad info, but haveing it on your own (PC server) at home is entirly doable. Smile
(03-24-2010, 06:44 PM)Benny2guns Wrote: [ -> ]
(03-24-2010, 05:13 PM)billy Wrote: [ -> ]seriously. when you run the mybb on the pc. it's just to show you how a configuration will look. that's the sole purpose of it, otherwise how would you know what it looks like before you put it on a host.

vf is really trying to help benny. that you think it#s okay to run mybb from a pc doesn't mean you're right mate. i'd hate to see dub dubs forum fail before it starts. theres loads of frree hosting sites out there.

do you honestlt think they'd write this;

* You will require a web host to run your forum.
* Your web host must satisfy a few basic requirements for MyBB to run properly.

if you didn't need a host?
Actually I had some bad info, but haveing it on your own (PC server) at home is entirly doable. Smile
this is the url to dubs site...it's hosted it doesn't run off his pc as such.

http://theskaforums.createmybb3.com/ dubs site

its hosted by createmybb3.com. a file on a persons pc doesn't have an url so it can't be found on the net.

Benny2guns

(03-24-2010, 07:17 PM)billy Wrote: [ -> ]
(03-24-2010, 06:44 PM)Benny2guns Wrote: [ -> ]
(03-24-2010, 05:13 PM)billy Wrote: [ -> ]seriously. when you run the mybb on the pc. it's just to show you how a configuration will look. that's the sole purpose of it, otherwise how would you know what it looks like before you put it on a host.

vf is really trying to help benny. that you think it#s okay to run mybb from a pc doesn't mean you're right mate. i'd hate to see dub dubs forum fail before it starts. theres loads of frree hosting sites out there.

do you honestlt think they'd write this;

* You will require a web host to run your forum.
* Your web host must satisfy a few basic requirements for MyBB to run properly.

if you didn't need a host?

Actually I had some bad info, but haveing it on your own (PC server) at home is entirly doable. Smile

this is the url to dubs site...it's hosted it doesn't run off his pc as such.

http://theskaforums.createmybb3.com/ dubs site

its hosted by createmybb3.com. a file on a persons pc doesn't have an url so it can't be found on the net.
Yes I found that out last evening...Dub in fact thought it was on his own machine so I was going on that information. I only found out as a result of investigating to download a copy to put on one of my own servers here at home. Which is still something that is possible to do if one wants to by the way. I want to so thats how I am going to do it. It's not cheap and I don't recommend it to anyone unless they have a need as I do to be able in the future to grab the server and physically move it. The point is you do not have to use someone else's server if you do not want to thats all. Smile
i am glad to announce that The Ska Forums log in and out issue is resolved..well it is for me..will someone try and sign in please
http://theskaforums.createmybb3.com/

there ya muppet remember you registered allready "thethingy" no puppet accounts pal or you will be banned,anyway do you know anything about ska..i think that's a no no,as usual get out your wiki

or did you even think about even clicking on my banner
is there anyone else having problems loggin in
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