proboards regret?

Discussion in 'Free Hosted Forums' started by King G, Dec 16, 2016.

  1. King G

    King G Enthusiast

    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 :)
  2. doubt

    doubt Tazmanian

    No, one is more than enough.
    What do you mean by that ?
  3. King G

    King G Enthusiast

    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
  4. doubt

    doubt Tazmanian

    I don't prefer any of them.
    Not really.
    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...
  5. PacMan

    PacMan Tazmanian

    You can access any forum if your computer broke

    Just need to download 1 zip file for non proboards forums.

    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.

    Its much greener on the other side
  6. King G

    King G Enthusiast

    I switched to icy boards i still have much to learn about forums and hosting :)
  7. Paul70

    Paul70 Neophyte

    Been with Proboards since 2003. Pretty much the biggest general forum they have (at least up there) and can't complain at all.
    • Informative! Informative! x 2
    • List
  8. Abizaga

    Abizaga I am a tuna sandwich!

    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.
  1. This site uses cookies to help personalise content, tailor your experience and to keep you logged in if you register.
    By continuing to use this site, you are consenting to our use of cookies.