For anyone that runs a message board:
What costs are involved in running a message board? Specifically:
* How much does it cost to license the board software? Is it a one-time, periodical (monthly, yearly, etc.), or based on stats, e.g. number of posts? I'm not interested in EZboard at all (they suck), but either phpBB or Invision Power Board (click each name for a sample to see that board in action).
* Web space. I know this varies greatly - but do you have to get one that supports SQL? What about mySQL or whatever? Is that the same? Also, in terms of web space, what does a message board use in terms of storage space and bandwidth?