rogerd - 4:41 pm on May 13, 2004 (gmt 0)
One other thought, Hml... forums CAN be demanding on your server - when you are selecting software, you may want to read up on how much server you'll need at various levels of activity. Generating really complex dynamic pages, showing lists of who's looking at a page, etc. can be quite burdensome on your hardware. This won't be a huge deal when you are getting started, but if volume picks up you could be forced into a comparatively costly upgrade.