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    vBulletin with a win2000 server...

    I guess my question is, my server is Win2000 and is geared towards ASP. Can I still run vBulletin on it??? and if so what will I need to do to get my ISP (www.brinkster.com) to run it?

    Or is there an ASP alternative to vBulletin???

    And did I ask this question in the correct forum??

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    Erhm... I would just say to get a new host. Brinkster is bad. You can just do a search on Google for ASP forums/bulletin boards and it turns up a bunch of things.
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    Only forum I can think off offhands that runs on ASP is called "Snitz".

    And yes, brinkster does have a fairly poor reputation.

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    vBulletin will run on any webserver that can use PHP and MySQL. So if you have those on your account then you are good to go.
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    does vB support any other databases?

    I've heard of people running it on win servers before, you should be right with it

    Snitz is alright, just not the prefered forum IMO

    And yeah if you can afford $85 or whatever you paid for a vB lisccence, then get some hosting for about $5 month to go with it I wouldn't be surprised if forums were part of brinksters TOS

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    well what Host would you guys recommend then?
    I am an ASP guy so want ASP suppot, but would also be great to have PHP and MySQL support!

    Is it possible for a HOST to support both...

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    Yep, www.gearhost.com seems to have had lots of good reviews generally not too expensive for what you get either.

    I still don't know if vB supports any other database except mySQL though... hmm

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    they sound great!!! but 24.95 is twice what I'm paying now

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    PHP/MySQL will work on Windows as well, so basically the host just needs to choose to offer it.

    If you are looking for a host with both, make sure the server is a windows server, otherwise it may be a Unix host running an ASP emulator which is truly evil
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    WOW, I'm going with GearHost!!!
    They are just up the road from me

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    Originally posted by Golgotha
    they sound great!!! but 24.95 is twice what I'm paying now
    And with Brinkster you are getting far less than what you are paying for. With other hosts you can get more than what you are paying for or at least get what you are paying for. I use PHP all the time myself... I dont even like Perl that much. All the good hosts that I know of offer everything but ASP because they are on FreeBSD and RedHat and stuff.
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    Originally posted by platinum
    I still don't know if vB supports any other database except mySQL though... hmm
    Nope, but you can write a class for another db. See db_mysql.php

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    Originally posted by seanf
    Nope, but you can write a class for another db. See db_mysql.php

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    If only it were that simple... I would have classes for Oracle, Postgres, SQL 2000 and Access already written, packaged and marketed.
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    Will vB v.3 support any other databases?

    It seems a bit strange that mySQL is the only db supported, jelsoft must be loosing a lot of windows based customers who don't have mySQL nativly on their hosts, but do have SQL. Or is there some way of getting around it?

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    Originally posted by W. Luke
    If only it were that simple... I would have classes for Oracle, Postgres, SQL 2000 and Access already written, packaged and marketed.
    So I was wrong in thinking the abstraction class works!

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