Originally Posted by alex2001
plugin can work without web host?
You need the web panel (e.g. the installer) to make sure that it creates the database / installation correctly for you, unless you have the know-how to figure out how the installer works and do it all manually.
After it has been successfully installed, then you don't really need the web panel any more; although you will lose a lot of 'administrative ease' by not having the web panel available.
But you can ban and unban people without the web panel once it has all been installed successfully.