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Setting up a Test board.
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by Brad Brad is offline 22 Oct 2002

Setting up a test board can save you tons of time and worry in the long run. It can be used to test hacks, new styles and other things you dont want to risk/show on your main board.

Do I need a second License to run a test board?

No, you can run as many installs you want as long as they are not publicly known. So if you own 1 license only ONE install can be acessed by the public. If you worried about the public finding your test board you can password-protect it with a .htaccess file. If you do not know how to make a .htaccess file you can use a handy tool made by filburt1, grab it Here (click .htaccess Generator)

Can my test forum share a Database with my main forum?

At the time of this writing no. vBulletin 2 dose not support table prefixes, verson 3 will.

- I only have one database, how can i add anthor one?

Settings will vary depending on your host, some host allow you to create new Databases via your sites control panel. If it dosent ask you host to make anthor one for you or install a test forum on your PC. (see below)

Can I run a test forum on my PC?

Yes, use TECK's How to guide found here to install vbulletin on your pc, the advanges of this is that your test board will always be avaible to you, and if you have a 56k or slower connection it will take far less time to upgrade/maintain your test board.

Also check out filburt1's guide here
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Old 23 Oct 2002, 06:13
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Tony G Tony G is offline
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Version 3 would come alot more user friendly since we wouldn't have to create new databases for test forums. Can't wait for that.
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Old 20 Nov 2002, 13:51
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assassingod assassingod is offline
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Great stuff there, Anime-Loo.

May I also recomment PHPTriad for beginners who wish not to do all the hard work

I have tested it myself, and its brilliant
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Old 21 Nov 2002, 04:04
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Tony G Tony G is offline
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Seems that prog could be a great help.
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Old 24 Jan 2010, 19:55
walt59 walt59 is offline
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current test forum info

Is the basic info here about rights to set up test forum still correct?

Is there any more recent information on this subject?

I have run several searches but have not found much on this topic?

any and all help is appreciated!

--------------- Added 24 Jan 2010 at 20:01 ---------------

In the words of Rosanne Roseannadanna

"Never mind..."

I found this in pre-sale forum

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