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How do I make from my OS WindowsServer2003 an internetwebserver, e.g. with my own PHP forum on it?

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There are several options you can take:

  1. Install IIS and PHP5 then install phpBB
  2. Install Apache and PHP5, then install phpBB
  3. Use a pre-created WAMP stack.

Which one will depend on your experience, and requirements.

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While I do understand you are on Windows Server 2003, you may consider an upgrade to Windows Server 2008 and IIS7 for its support of PHP. I ran it for a while and thought it worked great, although ultimately went to for various reasons. Of course from there you will have to install your forum software after PHP is setup.

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