The problems with using local PC-hosted websites

Running a PC-hosted website and trying to diagnose problems that people might have with Kunena are always difficult. They’re difficult because no-one else can actually see the problems first-hand.

Running XAMPP on a Windows 7 64-bit system (for example) is particularly troublesome.  XAMPP or WAMP don’t like to work on 64-bit Windows systems.  This is the main reason that I abandoned my web development on Windows 7 (64-bit) but I occasionally do some experimentation in Windows 7 (32-bit). The bigger problem that I have—and still not fully resolved—concerns the Windows firewall which makes it virtually impossible—the response times are far too long—trying to access web pages across a Windows-based LAN.  Perhaps these issues don’t occur with UNIX-based servers but I really don’t have the time, energy or motivation to set up a webhosting environment on my LAN.

The problems don’t end there, either, and some problems may be unusual because different versions of this kind of software install unusual implementations of PHP—unusual in the sense that real web-hosted solutions don’t run into those issues.


Configuration settings: tips to improve your forum

1105 hits Updated: 20 June 2015

Free-to-read introduction

When you install Kunena for the first time it usually works “out of the box” without making any changes to the configuration settings. There are, however, a few changes you might consider making to improve the way your forum works and to make it better for your members.

Based on my own experience using Kunena for several years, this article discusses some of those changes.


I want to migrate my forum to Kunena …

1523 hits Updated: 24 April 2015

Successful migration: reality or just a dream?

Why it's important to the Kunena project for a forum migration tool

“I want to migrate my forum to Kunena because Kunena has a future and, for me, it's the way to go.” Whether we're discussing Kunena or any other web-based forum application, this is probably a question that every website owner has encountered and wants to know the answer to. It's not simply a case of how to convert from “brand-X” forum—and you can substitute product name instead of “brand-X”—to Kunena but it's also a matter of how do you preserve the cultural history of you web community, something that you and your users have invested their heart, their time (and possibly their money) into as well. How do you capture and preserve the essence of the community to keep it alive and to prosper and thrive with the reassurance that Kunena is a product with a future and that it will also support your community as it continues to grow?


How does the {kunˊēzē} service work?

1512 hits Updated: 11 October 2016

General questions

Examples of issues that people can have

How to receive an email when a reply has been posted to your question


Questions are asked and answered on the forum. You need to be a subscribed user before you can ask questions in the forum. It is easy to become a subscribed user. Go to the subscriptions page to see which plan works best for you.

There are three broad categories of questions:

  1. “Is it possible” questions: to learn more about this service, please read the article Is it possible …?
  2. General questions: questions about anything else relating to Kunena.
  3. Questions about migrating from J! 1.5 to J! 3.x: to learn more about this, please read Migrating your old Kunena forum from Joomla 1.5 to Joomla 3.x.

This fact sheet is about “general questions”.

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