Msg#: 3328851 posted 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?
Msg#: 3328851 posted 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.
Msg#: 3328851 posted 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).