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Create Your Own Hosted Professional Forum in 35 minutes!

So you want to have your own forum? You want it to look as professional as other forums do? Let me show you how!
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What Will I Learn?
Learn how to setup your own hosted forum
Being able to maintain and run your forum
Create various categories that will effectively allow you to divide your contents
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  • Computer
  • Your own domain where the forum will be "sitting" on
  • FTP Client Software (e.g. FileZilla)
  • A Linux hosting plan (shared, VPS or Dedicated Server) with cPanel

This course is for those who want to create their own professional looking forum. Sure there are many options out there, but I will show you one of the cheapest ways that you can do it without compromising nor on the functionality but also on the design of your forum.

You have all sorts of companies that charge you tons of money for setting it up, hosting it, maintaining it, etc., but with some knowledge you can do this on your own without the need of coding, or getting too much into the technical aspect.

Your forum will run like any other professional forums and offer functionalities such as:

  • User registration and management.
  • Posting of categories and different forums.
  • Managing posts and moderating them in case needed.
  • Notification system.
  • Spam protection.
  • ...and many more!

We will start from scratch and I will assume that you have no or limited knowledge in technology, hosting, etc. You do not need to know HTML, PHP or anything else since the solution that I will show you is pretty "plug-n-play".

Once your forum is live, you will then be able to release it to the public so that they can start using it. You can also add other moderators if you wish, that will be able to moderate posts, delete, etc.

The course takes place in 3 sections and I have made it as comprehensive as possible so that in a few minutes (or maximum a couple of hours) you can do exactly what I showed you and start your forum!

Since this is going to be your own hosted blog, you will need to have a server available and preferably a virtual dedicated one, however this can also work on a shared hosting environment. It all depends on your traffic and requirements, but I will assume that you have the basic one, which is a shared hosting environment.

So let's start the course!

Who is the target audience?
  • People who have a basic understanding of website hosting
  • People who want to spend the minimal for owning and managing their forum
  • People who are not happy with paying third parties for hosting or managing their forum
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Curriculum For This Course
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Prepare Your Server
3 Lectures 12:19

Here is what we need server-wise so that we can run our own forum.

Preview 01:47

All about preparing our server.

Prepare Your Server
Install phpBB
1 Lecture 08:27

Here we will go through downloading and installing the forum software.

Download and Install phpBB
Manage Your Forum
1 Lecture 14:36

This will cover the basic configuration of your forum!

Carry out your basic settings
About the Instructor
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Marketing Director @ Anadixis & University Lecturer

I am the Marketing Director of Anadixis, a company which specializes in marketing and e-commerce solutions for various clients worldwide.

My main responsibility is to come up with innovative solutions and services that will allow our clients to benefit to create outstanding marketing campaigns (both online and offline), that will ultimately increase their profitability.

In addition to that, I am also a lecturer at a University, teaching courses such as Marketing, Branding and e-Marketing.

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