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MyBB Group has developed a forum software module which is popular among users by the name “MyBB”. It is composed in PHP language which supports MySQL, PostgreSQL and SQLite as database systems and furthermore it has database failover support. It is also available in multiple languages which is licensed under the LGPL.

Miri Infotech is launching a product which will configure and publish MyBB, to produce free implementations of distributed or otherwise scalable and high availability which is embedded pre-configured tool with Ubuntu and ready-to-launch AMI on Amazon EC2 that contains MyBB, PHP and MariaDB

MyBB's features

  • Ease of Use: MyBB is designed to be user friendly, for both users and visitors.
  • Plugin System: Extensive plug-in system making it easy to add new features to your own forum.
  • Administration: Developed and refined to set you in control of your forum.
  • Moderation: As a forum moderator, MyBB provides you with powerfull and convininet tools that lets your staff to work by your side.
  • Template and Theme Editor: MyBB provides you with the syntax highlighting template editor which is an easy CSS editor for style customization.
  • Private Messaging: You can easily participate in private conversations with several number of registered users at a time.
  • Threads, Posts, and Polls: Infinite possibilities arise from every conversation on your forum.
  • Reputation: You can easily give ratings and leave comments on other registered users and their posts.
  • User Promotions: MyBB automatically promotes users based on post count, reputation, or registration date.
  • Warning System: MyBB Warn and punish all users when they act inappropriately.
  • Mass Mail and Newsletters: You can easily send an instant or scheduled messages to registered users matching to their specified criteria.
  • Task Scheduling System: It helps in keeping your forum in tip-top shape where the tasks are running behind the scenes.
  • Performance: Performance of MyBB is extremely efficient due to its advance development.
  • DBMS Support: MYBB supports MySQL, PostgreSQL and SQLite database support with replication/slave support built-in.

Functionalities included:

  • Merge System: Merge system lets its users to compile their different forums into one single MyBB forum and gives them the power to choose what to merge.
  • Transactions: Mybb supports multiple language through packages. This makes it easier for an non-English speaker user to go along with MyBB.
  • Plugins and themes: Mybb support a huge plugin pack and themes so that the user can customize his/her forum according to their wish.
MyBB live cast:
 

You can subscribe MyBB to an AWS Marketplace product and launch an instance from the MyBB product's AMI using the Amazon EC2 launch wizard.

To launch an instance from the AWS Marketplace using the launch wizard

1. Open the Amazon EC2 console at https://console.aws.amazon.com/ec2/.

2. From the Amazon EC2 dashboard, choose Launch Instance.

On the Choose an Amazon Machine Image (AMI) page, choose the AWS Marketplace category on the left. Find a suitable AMI by browsing the categories, or using the search functionality. Choose Select to choose your product.

3. A dialog displays an overview of the product you've selected. You can view the pricing information, as well as any other information that the vendor has provided. When you're ready, choose Continue.

4. On the Choose an Instance Type page, select the hardware configuration and size of the instance to launch. When you're done, choose Next: Configure Instance Details.

5. On the next pages of the wizard, you can configure your instance, add storage, and add tags. For more information about the different options you can configure, see Launching an Instance. Choose Next until you reach the Configure Security Group page.

6. The wizard creates a new security group according to the vendor's specifications for the product. The security group may include rules that allow all IP addresses (0.0.0.0/0) access on SSH (port 22) on Linux or RDP (port 3389) on Windows. We recommend that you adjust these rules to allow only a specific address or range of addresses to access your instance over those ports.

7.When you are ready, choose Review and Launch.

8. On the Review Instance Launch page, check the details of the AMI from which you're about to launch the instance, as well as the other configuration details you set up in the wizard. When you're ready, choose Launch to select or create a key pair, and launch your instance.

9. Depending on the product you've subscribed to, the instance may take a few minutes or more to launch. You are first subscribed to the product before your instance can launch. If there are any problems with your credit card details, you will be asked to update your account details. When the launch confirmation page displays.

About

MyBB is a mature forum software platform developed by the MyBB Group. It is written in PHP, supports MySQL, PostgreSQL and SQLite as database systems and, in addition, has database failover support. It is available in multiple languages and is licensed under the LGPL.

Guidelines

Development is available to any member of the MyBB community. All fixes and improvements are done through pull requests to the code.

Limitations

  • MyBB has an inherent CSS media type limitation that forces the user to delete the declaration and use manual one in the templates.
  • If there is a huge database and a shared host, the host restricts the size and execution time of php functions.

Usage / Deployment Instruction

Open the URL: http://<instance ip address>

<instance ip address> : IP address of the running EC2 instance.

Step 1: Fill the primary authentication form with the following details –

Username: admin

Password: <instanceID>

Step 2: MyBB installation now begins as shown below. Click on “next”.

Step 3: Read the License Agreement. Click on “next”.

Step 4: System requirements are checked. Click on “next”.

Step 5: Enter the database configuration.

Database Server Hostname: localhost

Database Username: admin

Database Password: <instance ID>

Databse Name: mybb

Step 6: Tables are created as shown below.

Step 7: Click on “next”.

Step 8: Now setup the forum details as you like and an example is show below. Click on “next”.

Step 9: Create the Administrator Account according to your comfort. Click on “next”.

Step 10: MyBB installation is now complete.

 
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