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Zdravko
August 22nd, 2006, 08:01 AM
I was wondering how is this forum made... Could someone list here the technologies used for creation of this forum? Both server and client side. I think it is marvellous! I've never seen such a nice place in the internet.

mr_mop
August 22nd, 2006, 08:53 AM
The forums are powered by vBulletin from http://www.vbulletin.com/

az
August 22nd, 2006, 11:07 AM
A forum site is database-driven. When you click on a page, the html code is dynamically created by the server. It uses the LAMP stack.

https://help.ubuntu.com/community/ApacheMySQLPHP

LAMP is usually Linux, Apache, Mysql and PHP, but it has also been called "Linux, Apache2, Many different languaged which begin with "P" (Python, Perl, PHP) and Postgresql". The point is that there is a web server which uses a database for content and the programming language is what is used to make it all work.

Here are some examples of other forum software you can run on your ubuntu system:

https://help.ubuntu.com/community/PhpBB2

https://help.ubuntu.com/community/PunBB

Other web applications:
https://help.ubuntu.com/community/Servers#head-ed0a847767fb61cd99eed5e6b641c2ccf11cdea4

A forum is also successful or a failure dependant on the community around it. Ubuntu and the spirit of community which it encourages tends to attract good, friendly and helpful people.