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  • Seriously, how difficult is it to set up a vBulletin forum?

    I have a guy who is GREAT at handling most web stuff. I, am terrible. But I have what I think is a GREAT forum to start, that I could see eventually being a "decent" money maker of a forum.

    I just know that I can't handle it myself.

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    Originally posted by CJY3 View Post
    I have a guy who is GREAT at handling most web stuff. I, am terrible. But I have what I think is a GREAT forum to start, that I could see eventually being a "decent" money maker of a forum.

    I just know that I can't handle it myself.
    Installing vBulletin is easy. Find a host with a minimum of PHP 4.3.3 and MySQL 4.0.16, buy vBulletin, upload the files and run the installer script. It take all of 5 mins if that.
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    • #3
      I'm a total noob at this stuff, and I've been spending all night at it, but I'm actually almost done. One more problem to solve and my board will be up and running no problem. I'm sure you can do it, if you try.

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      • #4
        Thanks for the info! and encouragement!

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        • #5
          The hard part is not get it up and running, its choosing the options and how you want it to work. There are a lot of options. Hard as in it is a lot of work.
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          • #6
            Originally posted by Mayers View Post
            Installing vBulletin is easy. Find a host with a minimum of PHP 4.3.3 and MySQL 4.0.16, buy vBulletin, upload the files and run the installer script. It take all of 5 mins if that.
            UNLESS, you have dial up like me!

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            • #7
              If I can do it. You can!

              1. Upload files
              2. Start installation. Keep clicking next.
              3. Modify some files and put in right values like forum name, databass, password etc.
              4. Reply back here and tell us how easy that was.
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              • #8
                You should switch step 2 and 3.

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                • #9
                  once you get a database and user made with the correct permissions, setting up vBulletin is pretty easy.
                  Out of all the times that I've helped a friend out who was stuck upgrading or installing vb, 90% of the time it was a database issue.
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                  • #10
                    It's really not that hard, at all. Once you get the files uploaded, the database/username setup, and the permissions set, the installation process is a breeze, and so is the general options setup (via the AdminCP). From there, managing the software is not only easy, but a lot of fun.

                    4. Reply back here and tell us how easy that was.
                    Yup, seriously, it's that easy!

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                    Last edited by cemartin; Fri 8 Jun '07, 2:39am.

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                    • #11
                      VBuletin is on of the easy scripts to install just need to upload files and run installer.

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                      • #12
                        Installing is not hard at all as long as there's the manual:

                        http://www.vbulletin.com/docs/html/main/install
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                        • #13
                          Thread moved to pre-sales forum.

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                          • #14
                            Originally posted by Floris View Post
                            Thread moved to pre-sales forum.

                            Thank You for putting it where it belongs.

                            Thanks all for making me want to give it a go!

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                            • #15
                              installation is NOT hard at all, especially a clean, first-time install. you should have few if any difficulties with that part of the process.

                              getting everything to work just like you want will take some time and patience, though. vb has LOTS of options and it takes a while to learn your way around.

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