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Addon Domains and How to Use Them Many seasoned webmasters may already know what an addon domain is, but others do not. This article walks through how to set up add on domains, and how to make the most of this incredibly useful feature. Let's get started! What is an Addon Domain? An addon domain is a fully independent domain that is created from within your hosting control panel, mainly cPanel. They are used if you are looking to host multiple websites sharing the same server, but they are treated as separate websites of their own. You can have your...

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A common misconception I often find from webmasters starting a new forum is that all forum topics are alike. You start the forum, add content, add staff members, post content yourself, and soon you'll be riding the gravy train with discussion everywhere. With some categories it can literally be that easy. There is no exact science behind forum communities or their future relevance to the internet as a whole. Politics however offers and entirely different model of forum and requires nurturing and attention that other forums simply do not need. Debate offers an endless and often argumentative experience for users...

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Promoting your forum can be a difficult task, far more difficult than one might anticipate. Here are some tips that I believe will help you in creating a buzzing, lively and happy community. The Right Forum Choosing the right forum software is vital, in order to help make your user experience simple, easy, and clean. For example, for my forum, we chose to use MyBB (which, at the time, had just updated to the new MyBB 1.8), since it had very positive reviews, and many features that were ideal for our forum. These included a flexible permissions system, a clear,...

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Hello, and welcome to the latest edition of our Weekly Staff Member Interview Series! This week, we have decided to interview Cosmic. This member is a staff member of Forum Promotion, and is part of the Editorial Team! Now on to the interview! Hi Cosmic, the question I like to start off with, just like everyone else, is what can you tell us about yourself? My name is Matt E, and I also frequently go by "Cosmic." My day job is as a software developer at a defense contractor. In addition to that, I develop websites, and also write science...

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This article was first posted on our blog on 07/02/2010. For this reason, the information may be outdated and no longer reliable/correct. Are promotion forums as effective as we think? Over the last couple of weeks I have been thinking a lot about how promotion forums work and whether they are effective. I would of course love to think promotion forums are the most effective way of advertising forums, websites and blogs, but I do have some points I would like to cover. Promotion forums came about around 7 years ago (3 years, when this article was first written), I...

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