Do Free forum Provide Access to FTP

Discussion in 'Hosting Discussions' started by forbidden14eva, Dec 21, 2005.

  1. forbidden14eva

    forbidden14eva Participant

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    I made a new forum of mine .IPB V1.3

    But when i try to install new MODS or Skins .IT says i have to upload some files on server.But i dint get it .I read on some sites.Tht the forum we make,the forum provider give us the Access to the FTP .


    So i wont to ask tht Free Forum are wasteful..

    Cant i have access to FTP
     
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  2. AZbb

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    FTP access is usually provided by the host to the client. You get a password and then you can access the server via FTP.

    Hosts that provide free forums, usually do not give FTP access as it is only needed when people need to install scripts and such hosts will not allow users to install scripts or modify the forum script which can interfere with their advertising or set up.

    They provide a free service but there are also limitations.

    Good luck
    AZ
    :)
     
  3. forbidden14eva

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    So thn how can i get Access to FTP or to upload Some new Mods.can u plzzz Tell me
     
  4. AZbb

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    How did you get your site?
    How did you install IPB V1.3?
    Was is pre-installed by the server or you installed yourself?
    Does your server give you HTTP Admin Panel that you can use to upload files?
     
  5. forbidden14eva

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    I got my site free from www.hosted-forum.com

    It was Pre-installed when i registered on hosted-forum

    I dont know bout HTTP Access.But i can Access by Admin Cp in my Forum ..
     
  6. AZbb

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    You will not have HTTP upload, FTP access or any such privileges with the above set up.
    You will not be able to install any mods.

    Good luck
    AZ
    :)
     
  7. forbidden14eva

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    So thn how will i be able to upload Mods and change skin ... thr must be a way ...
     
  8. AZbb

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    Yes, there is another way. Another host.


    Good luck
    AZ
    :)
     
  9. forbidden14eva

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    Another Host means... shuld i use Another Free Website.....
     
  10. forbidden14eva

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    Plzzz sum 1 reply me .. i need help...
     
  11. AZbb

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    - Host with pre-installed forums will not allow you to change the forum script (ie add mods)

    Therefore you must install your own forum.
    You can go for a free host or paid host.
    You can go for a free forum script or a commercial one.

    Free hosts often have PHP in Safe mode which interferes with scripts.
    They usually come without any database which means you can only choose a forum script that does not use a database.
    Some also restrict access to PHP mail.

    Paid hosts offer everything for a price.

    Good luck
    AZ
    :)
     
  12. Wayne Luke

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    You'll need to purchase hosting, buy your own copy of IPB and move your site if you want to add mods.
     
  13. forbidden14eva

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    How Much does it cost to buy a site of Vbulletin .........
     
  14. AZbb

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    You can go to http://www.vbulletin.com/ and check the prices.

    But that is the script only. You would still need hosting (somewhere to put the script).
    You may also need a domain (your own URL).

    The major issue is the host. You can check around and find a free/cheap host. After that look for a forum script. vBulletin is the most popular commercial script but there are many others. There are also many free scripts around.

    :google:

    Good luck
    AZ
    :)
     
  15. forbidden14eva

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    ok thnx .. will let u know if any prob comes