Most of us do not realize how easy and quick it is to start forums on the internet. One of the major reasons behind this is the fear of not having enough knowledge about setting up a MySQL Database and computer programming. Before starting online India forums, there are 3 essential things that you need to consider. These include:
Name of the Domain – the name of the domain is really important because it is your property on the internet. You can think about the name that you would like to give to your site, but make sure that whatever you have chosen is simple and short. This helps members and other people remember your forum easily.
Forum Software – forum software is really essential because you cannot run a forum without it. If you don’t have much knowledge about MySQL and PHP, you can always get help from your friends and colleagues. You can discuss among yourself and work together to code a forum script. This coding on the forum allows your forum to behave the way you want it to.
Web Hosting – when you plan to start a forum on the internet, you also have to understand that your forum will have to be driven by a server. The texts, images and all the files you have on the forum will reside in the server of the webhost. There are many providers who offer free installation and domain name of a forum software, so be sure to check these out as well.
How To Choose The Right Software For Your Forum?
It is also important to determine which software will be the best choice for you. Currently, there are two types of software available and these are free and commercial forum software. You if you choose the commercial forum software, you will need to pay for the license for making use of the software. You may either have to make a one time payment or pay annually to make use of it.
There are also free software available which include phpBB and SMF. The choice depends on the things that you actually want in your forum. But, most people today prefer phpBB because it is search engine optimized, has lots of plugins, easier to master and has a wide range of free design templates.
Starting and maintaining a forum can be really challenging, but it comes down to making the right choices and how much time you are willing to spend on your forum.
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