phpBB is the most widely used Open Source discussion forum system. With a large and highly customizable set of key features, coupled with a standards compliant interface, phpBB will grow with, and compliment your website. It’s a great tool for simple things like staying in touch with friends or more complex uses like a large discussion group for a corporate web site. The JumpBox for phpBB provides a great tool for small business or small group deployments of phpBB. It’s also a great aid for evaluation, development and testing on the latest phpBB system. The JumpBox is of course production ready and contains a very handy web based administration interface and backup system to get your deployments rolling in no time flat.
This JumpBox is based on the 1.1 JumpBox Platform and includes a backup system that supports archiving the state of the JumpBox to NFS, Windows File Shares and Amazon S3.
A JumpBox packages an application’s software, dependencies, and application data into a single virtual appliance that deploys locally, or hosted to major virtualization, and cloud computing platforms. Deploy on Windows, Mac, or Linux using virtualization platforms like VMware, Xen, Parallels, Virtual Iron, Microsoft Virtualization, and Amazon EC2.
Among other enhanced features, a JumpBox provides:
- An intuitive user interface to quickly guide users through deployment.
- A web-based control panel for simplified management of system functions.
- A backup system that enables data security and portability.