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PWS = Personal Web Server (on your local machine in this case)
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Mick wrote: Wed Nov 29, 2023 9:30 am PWS = Personal Web Server (on your local machine in this case)
So literally an in-house linux server.

5hocK wrote: Tue Nov 28, 2023 10:21 pm Why not request an extension that stops usernames being changed on previous posts. So the new username begins on the next post?
If a member changes their username, I believe all previous posts should reflect the change.

We may end up having to insist on usename changes 'by request' to the Administrator.
Where all changes are done in the ACP by the Administrator, or by a team of moderators.
Then every change can be logged and cross referenced in real time, user by user.
No changes could slip through the back door when no one is looking.
Also, requests for former usernames (of other users) would be denied, but possibly allowed as a reverted username (same user).

I will post an extension request for now, and we shall see if anyone takes on the request.

I checked the user ID numbers generated when activating new test members.
It seems that the Administrator is always ID nr. 2
then bots occupy ID numbers 3 to 57
So the first registered user has ID number 58, and the following users - every integer thereafter.

ID number 1 does not seem to exist.
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Aevik wrote: Wed Nov 29, 2023 4:39 pm So literally an in-house linux server.
A webserver, yes, Linux? not necessarily
Spelling is freeware, which means you can use it for free.
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warmweer wrote: Wed Nov 29, 2023 5:02 pm
Aevik wrote: Wed Nov 29, 2023 4:39 pm So literally an in-house linux server.
A webserver, yes, Linux? not necessarily
So there are still servers out there running on windows? X_x
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Aevik wrote: Wed Nov 29, 2023 5:06 pm So there are still servers out there running on windows? X_x
In house? I think (no .. I know) there are more Windows users than Mac users and considering the large difference I'ld also expect more windows PWS's than Mac PWS's.
see https://www.google.com/search?q=more+wi ... +Mac+users
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Aevik wrote: Wed Nov 29, 2023 4:39 pmSo literally an in-house linux server
Yes, see Knowledge Base - Installing and Setting Up Your Own Web Server.
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Aevik wrote: Wed Nov 29, 2023 4:39 pm ID number 1 does not seem to exist
That's the anonymous account.
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warmweer wrote: Wed Nov 29, 2023 5:41 pm
Aevik wrote: Wed Nov 29, 2023 5:06 pm So there are still servers out there running on windows? X_x
In house? I think (no .. I know) there are more Windows users than Mac users and considering the large difference I'ld also expect more windows PWS's than Mac PWS's.
see https://www.google.com/search?q=more+wi ... +Mac+users
I can't imagine why anyone would want to use a windows server, or an osx server.
Apache .htaccess and .htpassrd files only work on a Linux server. Our site would not even function without these files.


How much bandwidth can be expected self-hosting a site using a PWS ?
I would expect a severe bottleneck and slow page loading with heavy site traffic.
5hocK wrote: Wed Nov 29, 2023 8:03 pm
Aevik wrote: Wed Nov 29, 2023 4:39 pm ID number 1 does not seem to exist
That's the anonymous account.
Anonymous account?

Is this account accessible?
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It's for the guests group
Screenshot_20231129_200815_Samsung Internet.jpg
Tick the select anonymous user box
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Aevik wrote: Wed Nov 29, 2023 8:05 pm How much bandwidth can be expected self-hosting a site using a PWS ?
I would expect a severe bottleneck and slow page loading with heavy site traffic.
A home computer (whichever OS) is not optimised at all to run as a webserver open to the internet.
It's something you can do, but for a very limited number of users.
Also the contract with your ISP probably includes that it's forbidden to use your PC as a server allowing (multiple) incoming connections.
And aside from that, your bandwidth usage could drastically increase.

For the kind of forum you want (thousands of users?): don't even think about it.
Spelling is freeware, which means you can use it for free.
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5hocK wrote: Wed Nov 29, 2023 8:10 pm It's for the guests groupScreenshot_20231129_200815_Samsung Internet.jpg
Tick the select anonymous user box
Since guests are disabled on our platform, can the anonymous account be repurposed for another admin user??
warmweer wrote: Wed Nov 29, 2023 8:16 pm
Aevik wrote: Wed Nov 29, 2023 8:05 pm How much bandwidth can be expected self-hosting a site using a PWS ?
I would expect a severe bottleneck and slow page loading with heavy site traffic.
A home computer (whichever OS) is not optimised at all to run as a webserver open to the internet.
It's something you can do, but for a very limited number of users.
Also the contract with your ISP probably includes that it's forbidden to use your PC as a server allowing (multiple) incoming connections.
And aside from that, your bandwidth usage could drastically increase.

For the kind of forum you want (thousands of users?): don't even think about it.
Exactly as I expected.

So a PWS is for hosting extra logs, or databases?
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Aevik wrote: Wed Nov 29, 2023 8:22 pm Since guests are disabled on our platform, can the anonymous account be repurposed for another admin user??
No.
It's used by all of the people who have not logged in. That account must not be changed and must stay in the guest group.

This is all drifting way off topic.
Please keep 1 topic for one question.
If you need an extension, post it.

I'm beginning to think forum software is not what you need as the base for what you have in mind.
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Aevik wrote: Wed Nov 29, 2023 8:22 pm So a PWS is for hosting extra logs, or databases?
A PWS can be used for just about the same as your hosting package: but there are limitations.
I have a board on my PC that is open to the net (but unknown to all but a few friends). Lagging starts at 4 of 5 concurrent users, 10-12 is just about the limit.
PWS are perfect for offline development and testing and for keeping backups (and querying data offline).

Apologies to KevC (and others) for the off-topic: This deviation from the support topic subject should have been started in the General discussion forum (or perhaps in the phpBB discussion forum if it's relevant to phpBB).
Spelling is freeware, which means you can use it for free.
On the other hand, it is not open source, which means you cannot change it or publish it in a modified form.


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This topic has drifted off topic and no longer ha any relevance to the original question.

To reiterate what has been said earlier, you will need an extension to do this in the way you imagine, so please post in Extension Requests stating EXACTLY what you want to be done.

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