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Can I make forum free "without paying "

Discussion in 'Forum Management' started by lido2010, Aug 12, 2006.

  1. extreme101

    extreme101 Peon

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    #21
    it really all depends on how big the forum is or is going to be.... a small forum could go off free hosting.
    But anything decent would require a paid service.

    Simply put some sort of advertising on the pages, and you will find that the forum will pretty much pay for itself in the long run.
    SEMrush
     
    extreme101, Aug 12, 2006 IP
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  2. samlocalguy

    samlocalguy Active Member

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    The better is go for forum with your own hostin. Nobody can give you totally free forum with hosting without any revneue sharing..:cool:
     
    samlocalguy, Aug 12, 2006 IP
  3. profuse

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    #23
    you can try http://www.profusehost.net and when you are ready, you can move to paid packages to remove the ads. Its not worth it to pay for hosting when you are just starting a forum.

    Profuse host offer 1 Gb and 100 Gb of bandwidth but free accounts come with ads. I recommend atleast buying your own domain instead of using a subdomain.
     
    profuse, Aug 12, 2006 IP
  4. mike323

    mike323 Well-Known Member

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    #24
    I use http://excoboard.com/

    It's free, you don't need hosting and there is a mininimal of ads. In fact, there is only one google adsense ad in the same place, just under your forum banner and you can blend it to the color of your forum or chosse any color you want for it.

    You can have multiple accounts and they have support and advertising forums for your board.

    The smilies that come with each board oddly all have Jay Leno's chin but you can add you own smilies whenever you want.

    mike:)

    p.s. i just checked my forum. the google ad isn't even on ever page. it's only on the main page and when you are in a thread. is doesn't appear when you are in a particular forum outside of any of its threads.
     
    mike323, Aug 13, 2006 IP
  5. k12onos

    k12onos Peon

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    #25
    my recomendation is find a free hosting here : _ww.0hosts.com that allows ads. then upload your forum there. i'd say SMF. then use _freedns.afraid.org to use a domain like 'yourdomain.us.to' (its free).

    its a easy way to have a free forum(with revenue) with at least a better domain name.
     
    k12onos, Aug 13, 2006 IP
  6. WebNirvana

    WebNirvana Peon

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    #26
    lido, try this:

    http://www.grabaforum.com/
     
    WebNirvana, Aug 13, 2006 IP
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    infonote Well-Known Member

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    WebNirvana, thanks.

    Is it possible to add Adsense or make it sharing?
     
    infonote, Aug 13, 2006 IP
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    #28
    i prefer my way that i posted above your post. we can customize our forums. if we use free services sometimes we are limiited when editing template files, etc
     
    k12onos, Aug 13, 2006 IP
  9. chachacallis

    chachacallis Well-Known Member

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    #29
    phpbb is free but , upgrading is kind of tricky.
     
    chachacallis, Aug 13, 2006 IP
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    #30
    I have made "free" forums using phpBB and now SMF. SMF Rocks! The deal on hosting: it ain't free, but it IS WORTH paying for. If you forum is going to have ANY traffic at all, then you do NOT want to give up control to a "free" hosting service.

    My opinion--INVEST in decent hosting. It's only a few buck a month and will server you well.

    Eric
     
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  11. lido2010

    lido2010 Active Member

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    #31
    thanks..all

    can one give me steps to creat forum from what u suggest??


    freedns.afraid.org not work for me
    can u give me steps to creat forum from what u suggest??
     
    lido2010, Aug 13, 2006 IP
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    #32
    If you talk to me at msn, I will do this for you as promised. I even told you I will loan you one of my domains untill you get your own? Why didnt you accept this offer ? Strange.
     
    SNap3, Aug 13, 2006 IP
  13. lido2010

    lido2010 Active Member

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    #33
    Thanx..man
    ok on MSN
     
    lido2010, Aug 13, 2006 IP
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    lido2010 Active Member

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    plz..any details or steps??
    freedns.afraid.org ??not work??
     
    lido2010, Aug 15, 2006 IP
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    lido2010 Active Member

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    #35
    any details or steps to make free forum ??can a friend PM??
     
    lido2010, Aug 20, 2006 IP
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    lido2010 Active Member

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    plz ..more details or steps??
    what exacrly to download from SMF??there are many download there??

    how can i upload forum that i will get to free host??
     
    lido2010, Aug 21, 2006 IP
  17. SNap3

    SNap3 Peon

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    Sorry man, I can't help you anymore. I have offerd you free hosting, a domain, a forum but still you don't take the offer. I will withdraw my offer now, Sorry
     
    SNap3, Aug 21, 2006 IP