proboards regret?

King G

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sorry if this is in the wrong section. I am new please forgive me :)

Should I have chose another forum host besides proboards?

The reason I chose proboards was

1. if my computer broke i could still access my forum.

2. I did not have to download lots of stuff to make it.

3. if my site did get hacked i could have the proboard staff help me.

4. I'm cheap and broke lol and can't pay fees lol :)

honestly im happy with proboards but i just wonder if there are better forum hosts out there where i can have more ownership and control.

ya know the grass is greener on the other side :)
 

King G

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which free forum hosting program do you prefer?

are there better choices than proboards that have more control?

can you explain web hosting to me as well?

thank you i am still new to this
 

doubt

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which free forum hosting program do you prefer?
I don't prefer any of them.
are there better choices than proboards that have more control?
Not really.
can you explain web hosting to me as well?
Start with your own domain, shared hosting, costs only a few dollars.
Upload a few images.
Enjoy typing http://mydomain/myimage.jpg.
Don't enjoy? Don't pay any more.

Are you enjoying it?
Upload a script for browsing your images easily.
Upload a forum program...
Continue...
 

PacMan

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sorry if this is in the wrong section. I am new please forgive me :)

Should I have chose another forum host besides proboards?

The reason I chose proboards was

1. if my computer broke i could still access my forum.
You can access any forum if your computer broke

2. I did not have to download lots of stuff to make it.
Just need to download 1 zip file for non proboards forums.

3. if my site did get hacked i could have the proboard staff help me.
Your host should be able to help you with this, but if you keep your server up to date, the chances of getting hacked is slim.

4. I'm cheap and broke lol and can't pay fees lol :)

honestly im happy with proboards but i just wonder if there are better forum hosts out there where i can have more ownership and control.

ya know the grass is greener on the other side :)

.
Its much greener on the other side
 

King G

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I switched to icy boards i still have much to learn about forums and hosting :)
 

Paul70

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Dec 7, 2018
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Been with Proboards since 2003. Pretty much the biggest general forum they have (at least up there) and can't complain at all.
 

Abizaga

I am a tuna sandwich!
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Apr 11, 2008
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My only regret was registering my biggest proboards forum with an email connected to somebody else's domain. When their website closed, the site became inaccessible from my admin account.
 
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