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Okay, I'm a total novice at all this. I have made a couple of websites, but now I'm trying to create a forum. I have no idea of how to go about this without ripping source from an existing forum. I want it to be a self enclosed forum if that makes sense. I have a website, but the forum I have is hosted on another server. I have a server of my own where my website is hosted, so is it possible to pull the two together some how, or should I just rip the source and add it into my FTP folder and then tweak the code until it refers back to its self instead of going off to this other server?

 

I'm not even sure if that all made sense, but if you can word it better, I'll see if it makes sense in my brain. o.o;;

 

Thank you for any help.

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Welcome to the forums Kipka :)

 

If you are a customer here you have Fantastico in your cPanel. Log in and select Fantastico and you can install SMF (Simple Machines Forum) with a few clicks of the mouse.

 

Don't know what forum software you are using but it should be possible to migrate that as well. You would need to FTP the folder to your PC, upload it to the other server, change the config files. You should be able to export your database and create a new one on the server you move to and have the techs load your current database into it. You may need to alter some links in the database as well.

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Welcome to the forums Kipka :)

 

If you are a customer here you have Fantastico in your cPanel. Log in and select Fantastico and you can install SMF (Simple Machines Forum) with a few clicks of the mouse.

 

Don't know what forum software you are using but it should be possible to migrate that as well. You would need to FTP the folder to your PC, upload it to the other server, change the config files. You should be able to export your database and create a new one on the server you move to and have the techs load your current database into it. You may need to alter some links in the database as well.

1: What do you mean a customer? I wasn't aware this was a business, I thought it was a forum for people who were seeking hosting help :) ;

2: Can I create a database with your software?

3: I was using HTML and coding in Notepad, but I'm using Smart FTP as my FTP client.

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