Is there a version of phpBB that works with Access?

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Is there a version of phpBB that works with Access?

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Hi there... I am trying to deply 3.0 right now (first time user) and I was told it will not work with Access databases. Is there a version of phpBB that will work with an Access database? I know, it's not my preference but our host wants to charge us $10/month for a MSSql or MySQL database and we're a non-profit society and can't afford that. Any suggestions? My host tells me that he thinks there is an older version of phpBB that did work with Access. Is this true?
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version 2 will work with Access.
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but if more than a couple of people are on your board at one time, it will slow down or stop working.

Access is not the right type of database to use for a web based application. It is for keeping track of your record collection or whatever.

YOu should find a better host. NO decent host would charge you for MySql. It is free.

You can even find free hosts that offer the minimum requirements for installing and running phpbb.


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Re: Is there a version of phpBB that works with Access?

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Actually they've pretty much given us the keys to the whole universe with this package. I'm not sure I talked with the same guy today who set us up but I'm going to keep working on them.

It's not likely to be a high traffic BB so I may run v.2 for now and see how it goes.
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Hi,

Worth noting that support for v2.0.x will be withdrawn at some stage.. Soon.
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You would do with considering alternative DB software. Even 2.0.x was a dog on access.

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balloonpilot wrote:Actually they've pretty much given us the keys to the whole universe with this package. I'm not sure I talked with the same guy today who set us up but I'm going to keep working on them.

It's not likely to be a high traffic BB so I may run v.2 for now and see how it goes.
yes, but if that universe consists of a windows server with only MS Access for a database, then you might wind up in a black hole and not be able to get out.


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