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    I need to start a forum, but I'm really not sure what I'm looking for, so I need some suggestions.

    The forum in question will be a small one. It will probably only have around twenty active members and it's sole purpose is communication for a group of people.

    I have seen plenty of free forums advertised, but they do not give FTP access.

    I'm looking for a free or inexpensive host, where the site is all mine, with full FTP access.

    How much webspace would be considered ample?
    What is an appropriate monthly cost? (if any)

    On a side note, I am quite familiar with phpbb boards, but obviously vB is a nicer look. Is vB easy to mod, etc.?



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    Why not just set up a yahoo group or something?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Barbarossa View Post
    Why not just set up a yahoo group or something?
    You'll have to expand on that.



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    http://groups.yahoo.com/

    Everyone obviously has to have a Yahoo! ID.

    Start your own group. Select a category and give it a name.

    Then you can customize it to say that it's private, unlisted, etc, and only people with your approval can join.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Barbarossa View Post
    http://groups.yahoo.com/

    Everyone obviously has to have a Yahoo! ID.

    Start your own group. Select a category and give it a name.

    Then you can customize it to say that it's private, unlisted, etc, and only people with your approval can join.
    Not what I'm looking for.



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    You can make a forum at invisionfree.com or if you want something more I suggest you lifelesspeople.com wich is a very good paid-by-post hosting.

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    this is a good site to try and cheep to http://www.powweb.com/powweb/index.bml

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    i would just buy some webspace from a normal host, make sure they offer PhP and atleast one mySQL database, and then install a free forum program or full content managment system that has a forum module

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    Quote Originally Posted by UltraMagnus View Post
    i would just buy some webspace from a normal host, make sure they offer PhP and atleast one mySQL database, and then install a free forum program or full content managment system that has a forum module
    That's the plan, but again:

    How much webspace would be considered ample?
    What is an appropriate monthly cost? (if any)
    Any suggestions?



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  10. Internet, Programming and Graphics   -   #10
    well, forums dont need much, i would say >50mb would be fine for a small forum as long as you are not allowing people to upload large files.

    i use http://www.quidhost.com/ however there are many others out there

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