Message board software in PHP using MySQL
Note: This software is no longer maintained regularly, but still functional
What is a web message board
A web message board is a web site for public discussion and sharing of news about a particular topic. Anybody can post a message and anybody can read it.
A message board differs from a mailing list in that you don't have to subscribe. It differs from a Usenet newsgroup in that improper messages can be removed.
Advantages of this boardThis message board system uses a database which gives you good search facilities. It differs from software available from www.phorum.org and www.phpbb.com in many ways, as described in the list of features.
System requirementsYou must have a basic knowledge of the internet, HTML and UNIX to be able to install and use this program.
Before you sign up for an account at an internet service provider you should check if it provides what you need:
- Operating system: LINUX, UNIX, FreeBSD or similar.
- PHP, version 4.1.0 or later.
- MySQL database. (May work with other SQL databases, but this has not been
tested and debugged)
- Disk space: Make sure you get enough disk space for your database. You should reserve at least 10 MB for each message board, and more if you expect many messages or very long messages.
Setting up the messageboard
Download the file aforum.zip and follow the instructions in the read-me.txt file.
No supportPlease note that I am providing this software as is and without any guarantee or support.
Please don't E-mail me with your technical problems: such mails will not be answered! If you don't have the technical expertise for installing this software then you should seek professional help elsewhere. Sorry, but I simply don't have the time.