Create phpBB forums in the cloud in minutes
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.
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.
Step Three Go to the forum address, configure it and start using.
Enjoy working with your forum on Windows Azure!