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Kaynil
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Thanks for clearing up the issue is the javascript and not PHP.

Mind sharing more details about security issues and problems.

(10-05-2016, 07:53 AM)Activate Wrote: I will be making a test forum so you could see what the IPB 3.4.x would be like.
An IPB board would mean ongoing expenses that are higher than even a Xenforo, as far as I understand.
Not sure AMF staff would be able to afford that.

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Star_Of_Hope
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(10-05-2016, 09:31 AM)Kaynil Wrote: Thanks for clearing up the issue is the javascript and not PHP.

Mind sharing more details about security issues and problems.

An IPB board would mean ongoing expenses that are higher than even a Xenforo, as far as I understand.
Not sure AMF staff would be able to afford that.
You are right about that. There isn't much traffic and increasing the costs would only end up in the gutter. We have already updgraded our resources from level 1 to level 3 which is the highest level and the next level is just a virtual private hosting. 

So, we don't really want to spend anymore as there is no income for AMF.

(10-05-2016, 07:53 AM)Activate Wrote: I will be making a test forum so you could see what the IPB 3.4.x would be like.

I don't think it's a good idea. IPB is not at all a free forum software.
Xenforo would be better but we don't want to upgrade to any premium software as of yet.

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Claraviolet
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(10-04-2016, 12:11 PM)Kaynil Wrote: Don't sweat it. I am pretty much in basic for PHP too.
I love programming and I am okay with C and java languages but am yet to get familiar with PHP (I want to and I definitely should), so in the end I guess I am just as clueless. XD

I see. Since you were creating a global variable that will connect to the DB I think the error could be due incorrect permissions. I am not sure where or how to ensure that new global variable has permission to do what is supposed to do but that could be a reason for a 500 error.

If you touched .htaccess, then it could be something in there.
That's not it. I have checked the file permissions and such but that's not that issue. I know C,C++,C#(a bit), java and python ^^

I really should learn php though (_ _)

(10-05-2016, 07:05 AM)Ace Wrote: Clara Read what Activate posted please, He forgot to tag you.
I did. I don't think we can afford something like that. I am already spending like 15,000 bucks(INR) and domain renewal costs and such Sad

(10-05-2016, 07:53 AM)Activate Wrote: I will be making a test forum so you could see what the IPB 3.4.x would be like.

Umm....I don't think that's an option for us Sad

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(10-06-2016, 12:44 AM)Claraviolet Wrote: Umm....I don't think that's an option for us Sad

The one option would be using nulled which of course has it's drawbacks, but is still essentially better than MyBB.

(10-05-2016, 09:31 AM)Kaynil Wrote: Mind sharing more details about security issues and problems.

Since the forum software is based on an open source base anyone with proper knowledge can 'hack' into the forum, or simply inject MySQL. On countless occasions whilst i was using insecure forum software the admin accounts would be hacked, even the system i was using was SHA-1 encrypted and salted aka unreadable encryption.

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Kaynil
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(10-06-2016, 02:35 AM)Activate Wrote: The one option would be using nulled which of course has its drawbacks, but is still essentially better than MyBB.
Nulled is illegal. I am not sure the staff would be on board with that.
There is also the issue that nulled software usually can't have the latest security patches or hotfixes, so I think we would still have potential security issues with it and the added risk of being caught and have the whole thing shut down at a minute's notice.

(10-06-2016, 02:35 AM)Activate Wrote: Since the forum software is based on an open source base anyone with proper knowledge can 'hack' into the forum, or simply inject MySQL. On countless occasions whilst i was using insecure forum software the admin accounts would be hacked, even the system i was using was SHA-1 encrypted and salted aka unreadable encryption.
Wow. I thought it was a double edged sword, my understanding was that being open source also helped people that know how to hack to actively help to counter and robust the security so it is good to know that is not as secure as many paint it out to be.

While the idea of having a premium software is enticing, I think AMF should do it the right way.

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(10-06-2016, 09:10 AM)Kaynil Wrote: Nulled is illegal. I am not sure the staff would be on board with that.
There is also the issue that nulled software usually can't have the latest security patches or hotfixes, so I think we would still have potential security issues with it and the added risk of being caught and have the whole thing shut down at a minute's notice.

Yes while nulled software of course is illegal, if you go with the right web hosting provider such as blazingfast.io (i am not sponsored or advertising), you would not have problems.

Most nulled software (atleast latest ipb 4.1.x) has security patches which are applied with every new version.

If you were to be caught the web host provider would do nothing, besides email you about it or potentially (rarely) take down your website, it all depends on your provider.

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Claraviolet
Akatsuki

(10-06-2016, 09:29 PM)Activate Wrote: Yes while nulled software of course is illegal, if you go with the right web hosting provider such as blazingfast.io (i am not sponsored or advertising), you would not have problems.

Most nulled software (atleast latest ipb 4.1.x) has security patches which are applied with every new version.

If you were to be caught the web host provider would do nothing, besides email you about it or potentially (rarely) take down your website, it all depends on your provider.
I am sorry but we don't want nulled scripts and we don't want anything illegal either. Sorry.

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(10-07-2016, 02:22 AM)Claraviolet Wrote: I am sorry but we don't want nulled scripts and we don't want anything illegal either. Sorry.

That's understandable. Thanks for the reply. Either way, whatever you decide on doing my suggestion would be switching from MyBB to something more stable asap.

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Claraviolet
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(10-07-2016, 03:26 AM)Activate Wrote: That's understandable. Thanks for the reply. Either way, whatever you decide on doing my suggestion would be switching from MyBB to something more stable asap.

Well, I am not so sure what to say to that Sad
What do you think of phpbb?

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(10-08-2016, 01:05 AM)Claraviolet Wrote: Well, I am not so sure what to say to that Sad
What do you think of phpbb?

i've personally have never used phpBB, but from what i have heard it is good for an open source system. But at that point you come to the same point that it's open source, with proper security patches you could perhaps turn it into something worthwhile. 

In the long term using something like XenForo would be the best option is you don't want to pay or fully premium software. 

End point what my suggestion would be from a strictly business perspective is setting up donations so you could pay for premium software and upgrades. People enjoy being here and like this community most likely wouldn't mind putting down the extra $5 or $15 to keep the forum healthy. But that is just my perspective on the matter.

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Depending on what you decide to do, i may be able to provide you with some Graphics Designs (Free).

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