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An open-source, standards compliant, customizable discussion board. Specifically made to grow through SEO, built with customizable social tools for a great user experience. Vanilla assists with integration to seamlessly integrate with your existing blog, website or custom-built application.Learn More
A leading online collaborative genealogy application. Used with PHP and MySQL to allow comptability with every major desktop application. Aims to be efficient by working with standard GEDCOM files and providing the right combintation of third party tools and open standards. Webtrees is there to be simple, free and easy to use.Learn More
An PHP/MySQL script that allows a user-friendly interface in which to easily manage form submission data by providing a wealth of tools that allow the manipulation of your data however you need it. Form Tools can assist with any form regardless of platform -- HTML, Flash, Silverlight, and more!Learn More
We use OpenStack and Ceph plus LiteSpeed and LSCache, powered by SSD-cloud, the KnownHost forum platform is built from the ground up for fastest page loads, which means your forum threads open fast, forum replies happen quicker and admin tasks are much easier - a win-win-win.
Trust your forums to KnownHost. Our decade+ experience shows with thousands of happy reviews across the web.
Snapshot backups are taken regularly and stored off-server, so you can go back to an earlier point in time - no problem.
We include 100% server management by a team of USA-based experts who are available 24x7x365 to help you.
You may not need it - but we include an absolute, satisfaction money back guarantee for 30 days - just in case.
Softaculous is freely included as standard, so you can install forums, blogs, ecommerce, ERP, CRM - whatever you want.
cPanel, Setup, Migrations, Backups, Softaculous, Server Management - all are free with your forum hosting plan.
Sometimes another option or optional item is required - and we have plenty to choose from.
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Though total global numbers are down from a couple of years ago, forums are now consolidating, so that the more popular ones are growing, while the less popular ones are closing up shop. In fact, the largest online forums have millions of users, millions of monthly visits and more discussions than you could possibly keep up with - and there are many forums that fit this description.
With almost 20 different forum apps to choose from, each of which with thousands of sites running it already, we're confident you'll find one that suits your needs. phpBB, SMF and MyBB are some of the more popular open source choices, available to install with just one click. You can try one, or all, and find the forum software that fits your needs.
Not necessarily. You can choose between having a forum as a part of your website, such as KnownHost, or having your entire website as a forum, like on WebHostingTalk. Some forums are easier to integrate with websites than others. The first decision is about how you want it to work - then making it happen.
At KnownHost, we don't sell any customers junk, just so we can mark up our plans and sell a 50x faster alternative. Doesn't that sound questionable to you? Instead, we offer an amazing value offering at the low price point, so you can get inexpensive managed forum hosting without spending an arm and leg. Then, as your site grows, and you need more resources to handle the load, you can easily upgrade to the perfect plan that suits. HOWEVER - our inexpensive forum hosting is plenty fast enough. We'll put it head to head with anything you'll find elsewhere 10x, 20x, 30x or 50x. All our plans are fast.
Running a forum, just like a business, is a big job and makes huge demands on your time. Choosing managed hosting for your forum is one way to ensure that your time is available to do what you do best, rather than spent dealing with technical issues. Also, managed forum hosting means that you've got a team who have handled migrations, putting backups in place and dealt with all manner of things proactively, instead of just giving you a login and wishing you good luck, like so many unmanaged hosts.