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If you could describe our phpBB Hosting in one word, it'd be FAST! Isn't that's how you want your forum to perform for your members? At A2 Hosting, your forum will be hosted on our high performance SwiftServer platform. Choose our blazing fast Turbo Serversfor page loads up to 20X faster compared to competing phpBB Hosting providers.

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A mere 1-second page load delay impacts your bounce rate, SEO rankings, your conversion rateand ultimately your bottom line! You won't have to worry about any of this when you choose A2 Hosting and our screaming fast SwiftServer platform! That's because your sites come hosted on our speed optimized servers with your choice of server location, free SSDs, LiteSpeed web server and our up to 20X faster Turbo Server option all leading to better website performance! Our Turbo Servers now feature AMD EPYC Servers with NVMEe drives with:

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1-click software setup

Setup your phpBB software with a single click using Softaculousin your control panel. It couldn't be easier or faster to get your site up and running! You'll automatically get an email notifying you when a new phpBB version becomes available. You'll be able to log into your control panel and update your phpBB install with a single click, so you get the latest features and the most secure settings!

perpetual securityAn average of 30,000 sites are hacked each day globally. Our Perpetual Security measures help prevent you from becoming the next victim! That's why your account include free HackScan Protection to help block hacks before they can do damage to your site. KernelCare rebootless kernel updates, brute force defense, a dual firewall and a number of other security features are already in place to help keep your site secure when you choose A2 Hosting. Our Reinforceddistributed denial of service ( DDoS) Protection even improves the likelihood your site will remain online during even the most sophisticated distributed denial of service attacks.

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Since our launch in 2003, we've had a strong focus on loading your account with the best versions of the most popular development software. Our servers support older versions too! Just some of the development software available in your account includes:

PHP 5.6, 7.1-7.4, 8.0 or 8.1 (Choose Your Version) MySQL 5.6/ MariaDB PostgreSQL 9.6 Python 3.4 PERL 5.10 Apache 2.4 Node.js 12 FTP / SFTP Free SSH Access SSL& Free SSL

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Our goal isn't to win awards. Our goal is to offer the best web host solutionsthat are both blazing fast and ultra-reliable. Even so, we're still extremely proud of our team's accomplishments! Since our launch in 2003, their hard work has helped us earn recognition and accolades as the top hosting provider in the industry.

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What do you look for in your phpBB Hosting provider? A host with secure servers? Ultra-reliable performance? How about excellent support? You'll get all of that and so much more at A2 Hosting! In fact, our friendly and knowledgeable 24/7/365 Guru Crew Support is standing by to answer all of your phpBB Hosting questions. They can tell you all about features like how your forum will be hosted on our servers backed by our 99.9% Uptime Commitment. Just contact them via live chat, email or phone.

Not only will your forum run incredibly fast being hosted on our high speed SwiftServer platform, you’ll get your forum up and running unbelievably fast.That's because you can easily setup phpBB with 1-click. Why expect anything less? Choose A2 Hosting and get everything you want and need! Get started now completely risk free with our Money-Back Guarantee! You're going to love our phpBB Hosting service!

What is phpBB?

phpBB is one of the most widely used open source forum solutions in the world. phpBB is an abbreviation for PHP Bulletin Board. Lesser experienced users like phpBB because of its comprehensive control panel, allowing them to customize the most complex features without them having to edit code. More experienced users appreciate how easy it is to integrate phpBB into their already existing systems and websites. This is especially helpful because phpBB often provides the perfect complementary piece for a larger website. phpBB is also a great solution for internal use where team members can collaborate and discuss a wide range of topics. Whatever your experience level or community needs are, rest assured that phpBB is the solution that can help you meet those goals.

The History Of phpBB

phpBB is a very mature forum solution. It got its start back in 2000 when its founder James Atkinson began to develop a forum similar to UBB (a mature forum in its own right that was launched in 1997 as WWWThreads). Soon after starting his development project, Atkinson brought both John Abela and Nathan Codding aboard the new phpBB dev team. Together, the team was able to launch the first version of phpBB to the public via SourceForge officially in December 2000.

Today, millions of phpBB moderators and their community members have made it one of the most popular forum software solutions in existence. Forum owner's looking to create smaller communities appreciate its ability to help users stay in touch, while those looking to develop larger forums know it offers the features to help them create a corporate/enterprise-level website.

phpBB Forum Features

  • Customizable – A key component in anyone's choice of forum software is whether it can provide the functionality that is necessary for their community. While phpBB is certainly feature-rich, it can be further customized with its powerful extension system. This allows for additional functionality to be added with a few clicks of your mouse. Some of the plugins you may want to consider adding include caching for improved performance, search and authentication.
  • Moderator settings – phpBB offers powerful user settings giving you the ability to create both global moderators as well as specific forum moderators. The user who starts the forum is generally the global moderator as it gives them complete access to all moderator tools for each thread and forum. Conversely, forum moderators can be assigned to specific categories or threads.
  • Powerful posting features – Your community members will enjoy a wide selection of posting features. Just some of the options included with your phpBB forum are BBCode, attachments, quick replies, emoticons, quotes and polls. Additionally, posting previews are available so that your members can get a sneak peak of their post before they publish it.
  • Spam Protection – Yes, you can expect that running your forum will be a time consuming venture, but that doesn't mean you shouldn't have tools to make your life easier. In particular, phpBB offers a number of spam protection features that can help prevent spam as well as keep your site functional for your community. Just a few of these features are CAPTCHA, the ability to limit the amount of posts or messages sent in a specified time period, member warnings, and the ability to ban/suspend members for abuse of rules.
  • User Notifications – Ensuring that users keep coming back to your forum is an effective method for helping your community thrive. While you can't expect your members to continually check for forum updates, phpBB does offer tools to keep your members up to date on the latest forum news. This includes the option to send your members an email whenever a new post is added to one of their subscribed threads as well as notify them when they receive a private message from another member. Users will also have access to the live notification menu located in the forum header as a central location for news, alerts and other pertinent information.

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