go to godaddy and register your new domain name. that is what godaddy has been for years, a good domain name registrar.
they added hosting later and do NOT have a good rep for hosting things like phpBB etc.
then, go to bluehost and get a standard shared hosting account.
once you have done that you then go back to godaddy and go to your domain name account and point your domain to the DNS that bluehost will give you in your signup email.
then, you go to your bluehost account cpanel and create a blank database for phpBB to use. make note of the database name, database user name and database password.
then, you come back here and download the full package of phpBB
then, using your ftp program like filezilla , you connect to your bluehost account using the ftp info in that signup email from bluehost and upload the phpBB files/folders to your new hosting account.
then you follow the install instructions for phpBB
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