Does Normal WordPress hosting works with PHPBB?

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Does Normal WordPress hosting works with PHPBB?

Post by hanna.nicholson33 » Tue Apr 17, 2018 12:04 pm

Hi,

I have a website that is running on WordPress. Now I would like to add bulletin board on my website with PHPBB. Had a discussion with tech guy and he agreed to do it for me, however, I am bit confused in choosing the hosting. I already have a WordPress hosting that is working smoothly for me. Now my question is that should I look for a new hosting or use the same hosting for my website.

I previously chose the hosting from [spam link deleted] - from there I opted WPEngine. The service works fine to me and I am a happy customer. Can anyone help me to decide with this also?

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Re: Does Normal WordPress hosting works with PHPBB?

Post by HiFiKabin » Tue Apr 17, 2018 1:03 pm

If your host can satisfy the needed requirements then you can use phpBB.

Incidentally, 'Wordpress Hosting' is just a package name your host has come up with.

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Re: Does Normal WordPress hosting works with PHPBB?

Post by Lumpy Burgertushie » Tue Apr 17, 2018 4:00 pm

yep, there is really no such thing as "wordpress hosting". any server that meets the requirements to run a wordpress blog can run phpbb.
the requirements for both are the same. php and a database such as mysql. that is basically it.

so, if you have someone that knows how to use ftp to install programs on a hosting account then they should be able to install phpbb right along side of wp.

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Re: Does Normal WordPress hosting works with PHPBB?

Post by gflex1 » Thu Jan 10, 2019 9:16 pm

No problem. I run wordpress site and phpbb on the same hosting(Not WPEngine, but doesn't matter). I have main site (about, services..etc) on wordpress and Community/discussions page on a seperate phpbb forum witch is in a sub folder of wordpress.

BTW, phpbb generates me got chunk of traffic for my website. Because it is on a subfolder, google sees it like a part of the page ;)

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Re: Does Normal WordPress hosting works with PHPBB?

Post by thecoalman » Fri Jan 11, 2019 7:55 am

HiFiKabin wrote:
Tue Apr 17, 2018 1:03 pm
Incidentally, 'Wordpress Hosting' is just a package name your host has come up with.
Not necessarily. ;) The server may be optimized for Wordpress installations and if a host wanted to limit it to just Wordpress installs there is a lot of other things you can do to increase performance such as single set of core files.

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Re: Does Normal WordPress hosting works with PHPBB?

Post by stevemaury » Fri Jan 11, 2019 6:33 pm

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Re: Does Normal WordPress hosting works with PHPBB?

Post by Brf » Fri Jan 11, 2019 6:41 pm

Indeed. That user joined up, posted their spam link, and never came back.

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