Discussion forum on Windows server? -...
I used it once and found it to be fairly easy to setup and administer.
You can run PHP and Mysql on Windows if you want to use a PHP BB System.
I've always herard that there is a lot of hassle making PHP and Mysql work on windows, so I thought I had to find something else. I only have experience with PHPBB on Apache.
I'm asking about a forum on Windows server for someone else, personally I prefer to stay with Apache.
There is another one written in .NET called YetAnotherForum
YetAnotherForum.NET (YAF) is a Open Source discussion forum or bulletin board system for web sites running ASP.NET. The latest version is ASP.NET v2.0 with a Microsoft SQL Server backend. The full C# source code is available licensed as GPL.
Obviously, Php side has much better options available. After doing some personal research I had recently helped a friend install MyBB forum on a website (You can look it at http://www.weightism.org ). My preference goes in this order ..
1. vBulletin (not free, undoubtedly the best)
2. MyBB ( free, similar to PhpBB, lesser memory hog, pretty cool options)
3. Simple Machines Forum (Windows compatible, free)
4. PhpBB (free, memory hog, was best among free options 1 year back)
I wish this forum software (Coffee cup forum software) was also available to to us, I find it pretty nice too. I know this has been already proposed earlier ..
http://www.coffeecup.com/forums/suggest … -software/
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