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  • Newbie Needs Real Help

    I have limited skills with programming. i want a simple forum, like the demo. with different color scheme, and light graphics and a logo. adding our logo, and having it hosted.

    please give me the easiest advice!!! LOL

    Thanks in advance!!!


  • #2
    oh...just this forum we are on!!! that would be nice...just different color scheme


    • #3
      oh and need a hoted solution, and a version with like zero bugs


      • #4
        more info, 50 members to start,...maxing at 300


        • #5
          Before you get started developing your own message board, the first thing I recommend is using our vBulletin demo to get familiar with everything it takes to run a message board. It can be a complex task, and you need to be sure you're ready to tackle it.

          You can set one up for your own use from this page:

          The demo is active for 24 hours. If you feel you need more time, reply to this ticket with the DemoID and ask for an extension.

          You will also want to use our manual as a reference while learning the controls. The manual can be found here:

          It covers most of the basic controls for operation of the software.

          Once you have decided to purchase, there are 2 license choices.

          Owned License ($160 USD):
          This license is a perpetual license. With it, you can run the software forever. It includes email support and 1 year of software updates.
          After the initial year, you can optionally renew access to software updates for a fee. The fee is currently $30US. You will still get email support even if you decide to not renew.

          Leased License ($85 USD):
          This license is good for 1 year. After the year is up you must either renew the lease, upgrade to an owned license or remove the software from the server. It also includes all software updates and email support for the term of the license.

          You can order the software here:

          You will also need webhosting and a domain name. vBulletin requires a web server that includes PHP (minimum version 4.3.3) and MySQL (minimum 4.0.16) installed. As long as you choose a host that meets these requirements you will be able to install and run our software.

          You can purchase the domain name at the same time you contract hosting. Most credible hosts now support both PHP and MySQL, and can run our software. We do not make official recommendations, but we do have a hosting review forum here:

          You can also look at, an independent review site. Sometimes you will find hosting specials there that aren't available elsewhere on the web.
          Steve Machol, former vBulletin Customer Support Manager (and NOT retired!)
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          • #6
            Thank you for the fast reply. I was a moderator on a forum for a year...i did no admin'ing/ But i have toyed with the admin panel, and am very quickly faniliar with the preset features.

            I am just nervous about getting it installed, i would a like a one-stop shop so to speak. I realise you make no official recom, but maybe a unbiased party can>?

            Thanks again, the information will be used wisely!


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