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E-mail Accounts 2 5 Unlimited
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DDoS Protection
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phpBB Hosting

phpBB stands for PHP Bulletin Board. PHP is the programming language that was used to create the online forum software, known as phpBB. phpBB hosting can be utilized as a forum bulletin board or to run a complete website. The GNU General Public License governs the use of phpBB, which is a free and open-source license. It may be used to set up a discussion board where online communities can post topics and get replies from other users, in a structured way. You can start a forum to debate a broad subject for your business, to support and encourage conversation, or for several other purposes.

Multiple database engines such as PostgreSQL, SQLite, MySQL, Oracle Database, and Microsoft SQL Server are supported by phpBB, along with flat message structures, hierarchical subforums, topic control, and user groups, multiple attachments per post, full-text search, plugins, a range of notification options, and many more features.

phpBB hosting allows you to quickly construct a highly distinctive forum using the huge library of user-created extensions and styles, which contains hundreds of style and image packages to customize your board further!

How does a forum work?

The primary categories and subjects the forum will cover will be specified by the forum builders, using boards built by phpBB. The next step is that users can register, add their queries and information to the relevant categories, and reply to other community members’ postings.

The number of posts and talks in each category can be viewed by all discussion board users, and they can click on any topic that excites their interest. The forum concept is straightforward to use, making it accessible to almost everyone. Additionally, phpBB hosting makes it rather easy to put up a forum for people or organizations interested in launching one!

phpBB history

On June 17, 2000, James Atkinson created phpBB as a straightforward UBB-like forum for his website. After he transferred phpBB's CVS source code into SourceForge.net, Nathan Codding and John Abela shook hands with the development team, and work on version 1.0.0 got underway. In July, a fully working version of phpBB became accessible.

Reasons to choose phpBB

Security: phpBB is safe, even if they find a flaw in the code, the phpBB team conducts security audits, and works to swiftly provide patches to the software. You can protect your website from hackers, as long as you keep your software up-to-date, and use basic website security precautions, such as utilizing strong passwords, and a reputable online phpBB hosting provider such as HostDive.

Anti-spam measures are also present. Spam is all over the internet, but phpBB's features, such as captcha confirmation and the option to ban members as necessary, can help you avoid having to deal with too much of it in your forum.

Community: The community of users contributes to the overall project at phpBB, by creating material like Extensions, MODs, and Styles. Users from the community are urged to take part in these support requests and make improvements to the phpBB core code as a whole. A huge number of phpBB enthusiast communities may provide you with a lot of assistance, tools, mods, templates, etc.

Clients’ interest: This has considerable benefits for brands. Understanding your audience is a top priority for both businesses and media websites. Your audience will express the common concerns and viewpoints. You must understand the interests of the people you want to target and what matters to them, in order to provide services and products that are valuable and relevant to them.

Design options: The appearance of your forum can be changed. If you're able to, you can alter the forum's design using your coding talents. Alternatively, you may select one of the several designs that other phpBB users have created and made accessible, often for free.

Finding a solution: This is one of the major functions that internet forums provide, for a lot of businesses and service providers. When you are having trouble using a certain product, you turn to Google for help, frequently you find a forum page, where another user of the same product posed the same issue and responded with an answer. This is a key justification for why forums can be helpful. Members of your forum might be able to assist one another. In every situation, both the individuals, receiving new knowledge and the individuals providing it, get something useful from the forum.

Privacy: There are options for both public and private chatting. A forum's usefulness largely stems from the dialogues being visible to all members, but occasionally certain individuals may wish to participate in chats in secret. phpBB hosting gives users the choice of both, private chat and public conversations.

SEO friendly: The algorithms used by search engines favor new material. They assume a website has more worth than one, that might be outdated. If they notice that it is updated frequently it indicates that the website is current. Forums produce tons of new content, each time a message or reply is posted, it adds to the body of information on your website.

Additionally, if your forum is open to the general public, it generates a large number of fresh pages that may be indexed by the algorithms and appear in searches on their own. If one of the threads in your forum provides a better response to a searcher's query, than other websites do, it can appear on the first page of the search results, resulting in increased traffic, and the authority of your website!

phpBB Hosting

phpBB hosting comes with the majority of the crucial elements you require to create a successful forum, however, if your hosting is not compatible with phpBB it can be a problem. HostDive phpBB hosting plans are expressly made to operate phpBB, on its full potential, optimally.

HostDive Shared Web Hosting and CMS Hosting packages will guarantee, the simple one-click installation of the phpBB solution, through Softaculous one-click installer, which comes with every phpBB hosting account. Allowing you to focus on starting your forum, rather than fumbling around with challenging technical procedures to get everything up and running!

Our phpBB hosting plans offer sufficient protection, via powerful firewalls and a Let’s Encrypt SSL certificate, giving you peace of mind that your forum will continue to function, without the risk of harmful hackers, viruses, or any type of spam.

HostDive phpBB hosting services give a 99.99% uptime guarantee, and 24/7/365 customer service in case you need any assistance, in setting up your phpBB hosting account. Our phpBB hosting plan ensures, that your forum will be provided with the speed and accessibility that your visitors require, with unlimited bandwidth and a lot of additional features!

Our Technology Stack

We only use the latest technology stacks when it comes to our infrastructure

Web Panel

We believe DirectAdmin provides the most value to customers among all the shared web hosting panels

Web Server

We are using LiteSpeed which is the fastest web server infrastructure available to commercial clients

Script Installer

To install scripts such as WordPress use our included software the Softaculous one-lick installer

Email Server

Roundcube is the most usable front-facing email server and email management system

SSD Space

Each Hard Drive is powered by Solid State Drive technology which ensure speed and longetivity


All our servers are linked in RAID10, which is the optimal choice between speed and data safety


We use the SQL structure as the default database architecture for our web hosting account


We offer Unlimited Data Transfer with all our web hosting and CMS hosting services

Frequently Asked Questions

When will my service be provisioned?

Your hosting account is setup automatically right after you made payment. All account information is sent to your registered email address.

Do you offer refunds?

We offer a generous 10-day refund policy. For more information please read our Refund Policy page.

Where can I get support if I have an issue?

You can contact us via our ticketing system during EU work hours.

Where are the servers located exactly?

United States 1 Location is at: Los Angeles

United States 2 Location is at: Las Vegas

Europe Location is at: Luxembourg

Singapore Location is at: Singapore :)

Can I upgrade/downgrade my package?

You can automatically upgrade/downgrade within the same server. If you would like to migrate across servers please open a ticket!

Do I have to buy a domain to use your services?

You don't have to buy a domain name from us if you already own one elsewhere. Just select the correct option during checkout!

What is the difference between Shared hosting and CMS hosting?

CMS hosting allows more storage space as CMS solutions such as WordPress or Prestashop requires as much as 10 times more storage than their HTML counterparts.

What is the difference between DirectAdmin and cPanel?

Both control panels offer the same features and capabilities. However, we are able to provide DirectAdmin accounts for a far lower price due to the higher licensing costs associated with cPanel.

Legal Snippets

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