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I would like to add a Forum to my ASP driven Website
Advice Please!

 5:30 pm on May 2, 2007 (gmt 0)

I want to add a Forum to my Website.
I have a site which I have coded completely by myself using Classic ASP and Sql Server.
I have a shared hosting account on Network Soloutions, which includes an account on a shared sql server.
I do the SEO by myself and have about 4,000 unique visitors a day.
I don't know anything about forum software.
Any advice would be appreciated.
Some of my questions are:

How much will a good program cost? Is it hard to install?
Will I need my own Sql Server?
Do I need to be the full time moderator?
What about a blog? I don't PHP or mysql.
Do i need to switch hosting companies?



 2:52 am on May 3, 2007 (gmt 0)

Adding a forum won't be too expensive - most are either free or fairly cheap. Typically, they are easy enough to install in their own directory. Unless you need a common login or similar you shouldn't need a lot of tech input for installation.

Initially, you won't need full time moderation - just be sure to implement basic anti-spam features, and put yourself on email notification for new posts. Eventually, you'll need help if the forum gets busy.


 1:44 pm on May 3, 2007 (gmt 0)


But can anyone recommend any ASP forum software for me to start with?


 8:49 pm on May 3, 2007 (gmt 0)

You might want to check out Snitz Forum. Thats only one I know of for ASP but I am sure there are more out there.


 9:00 pm on May 3, 2007 (gmt 0)

You might want to look at ASP Playground too. I've been running it for about 6 months now and like what I see. Forum software for Windows (asp driven) is not as abundant as it is for Linux (php driven).

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