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    Do I need a website to begin building my phpbb forum?

    Hi guys, My question is: Do I need to have a website to start building a phpbb forum? I know I will eventually need it. But is it possible to build the forum before I purchase my webhosting and domain name? I was thinking of using wordpress.
    What I mean is can I design it before sending it to my web?

    Any help will help guys thanx alot?

    also will it be easier to purchase an already built forum off ebay for $20 and redesign it? I've built a couple websites before but not a forum, and Im not familiar with programming at all.
    Last edited by newbieforreal; Feb 13th, 2014 at 06:07 PM.

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    What I mean is is this a programm that I can design before I link it to a website?

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    Yes, you will need a website.

    WordPress and phpBB are PHP server-side scripts, they only run on a server.

    Technically you could make your PC at home into a server (using WAMP) and do it all by yourself, but I'm thinking you probably don't have the skills for that, by what you've already told us.

    If you have no programming experience, I suggest you Google some PHP scripting examples and tutorials to see what you're up against.

    What you're doing will be quite advanced.


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    Ok I have installed one to a website before, a free website, but I didnt know if I could do it without a website. Thanks I will google some more and do some homework. Thnx again


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