Forum solutions

Make a forum and start interacting online; Install and start using it in seconds

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Full-featured forum software

Create a forum with 123 Reg and start building awesome communities online. You can choose between several apps like Simple Machines, phpBB, Eblah and Vanilla Forums.

Whether you’re new to message boards or an experienced moderator, with forum software you can easily build your own community where people discuss and learn about topics they’re passionate about.

Not only can you engage in interesting conversations with other people who share your passion but you might also have the opportunity to generate revenue from advertising when the community grows. No matter what your interests are, whether it’s kayaking, skydiving or creating mobile apps, you’ll probably find a lot of people who share your zeal.

You might even consider creating your own discussion board to get tips on starting a business online. Whatever topic you’re passionate about and no matter what your technical skill level is, you are guaranteed to find an app that will help get your forum up and running quickly and hassle-free.

What are online forums?

Some call them discussion forums but you can find them under different names, such as: forum boards, message boards, discussion boards and social communities.

Simply put, it’s a discussion website where you and other web users engage in conversations by posting messages on a board. It’s the perfect space for users with similar interests or professions to get together and discuss topics they’re all interested in. It’s a fantastic channel to help you foster interaction, interesting conversations and it can also help improve customer loyalty.


Why build a forum?

There are so many advantages. For example, some businesses can use it to increase staff productivity while others find it to be the perfect channel to communicate with their customers. Universities can use it to provide resources and support to students while sports fans can have their own space to discuss their favourite teams’ performance.


How do I create it?

With any hosting package from 123 Reg, you get to install some great apps that you can use to build a forum. Once you get it online, you can start inviting friends and colleagues to browse around and start creating and discussing topics.

To make a forum, you can choose between six powerful apps that can help you get your message board up and running in a matter of minutes.


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