Create phpBB forums in the cloud in minutes

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Creating your own forums based on the popular phpBB engine has become even easier and more affordable. The phpBB forum template has appeared in the gallery of ready-made templates for the Windows Azure Web Sites cloud service (available for 10 sites for free). This makes it possible to expand the forum in a few clicks and scale it in the cloud.

To create your own forum, follow these simple steps.

Step one. Register online at http://windowsazure.com/en-us/ and get 90-day free access to the cloud platform. Request access to new platform features at https://account.windowsazure.com/PreviewFeatures .

Step Two Go to the Windows Azure admin panel at http://manage.windowsazure.com/ and use the wizard to create a new site based on the Web Sites service. In the gallery of ready-made templates, select the phpBB forum.

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Configure all the parameters of your service, specify passwords. In a few minutes, you will receive a ready-to-use cloud forum. Configure the service, follow the statistics of consumption, scale it using the convenient administration panel.

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Step Three Go to the forum address, configure it and start using.

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Enjoy working with your forum on Windows Azure!