massmailer — 2012-02-07T04:17:11-05:00 — #1
Hello! I want to create a non-profit tourism forum like this one http://freedownshifting.com. Somebody tell me how popular forums in general, and whether there is in this sense and how much it will cost for me?
paulvincent — 2012-02-07T05:02:41-05:00 — #2
Actually freehosting sites that make you make a free forum site as well.
You might want to look it up in the internet.
massmailer — 2012-02-07T05:12:49-05:00 — #3
Ok, but if I don't have a good knowlege of php I had to hire somebody... his services to create a forum will be worth the money. How much does the installation and setup of the forum cost, so then I could self-administer it? phpbb or vbulletin for example.
technobear — 2012-02-09T12:21:58-05:00 — #4
The site you linked to is using phpBB, which is free. You can download it and set it up yourself.
serverstorm — 2012-02-09T12:31:54-05:00 — #5
You should think about going the 'already made route' like TechnoBear listed. Forum software can be quite complex to build with a full set of features, and you would most likely spend quite a lot to get such a thing custom built.
You will likely still have to hire a web-designer to brand the site for you, but your money would likely better be spent on branding rather than re-inventing the wheel.
massmailer — 2012-02-09T14:32:13-05:00 — #6
ServerStorm perhaps you're right. worth considering...
123fun — 2012-02-19T09:08:41-05:00 — #7
Can we customize the phpBB forum according to our need? or there is any restrictions regarding uses of this free forum code?
technobear — 2012-02-22T15:19:31-05:00 — #8
Yes, you can customize phpBB. If you follow the link in my post above, I'm sure you'll find all the answers you need.