Disabling the phpBB Forum
There are a variety of web forum software out there. There may be times when you want to disable the forum for various reasons such as when performing a backup, during development, or upgrading to a new version.
Disabling the forum
One of the more popular one is the free open-source phpBB forum web application. To disable the forum, log into the Administration Control Panel. Under the General -> Board settings, change the Disable board setting to Yes. And save.
Now whenever users visits the forum, they will encounter a message like the following …
or any other message that you specify in the control panel.
As admin, you can log back into the Admin Panel and enable the board through the same setting.