I run a sewing forum on yahoo currently and we have 600 members and growing. I'm looking to move us to the phpbb so it will be easier to use, more personal etc. I have noo idea really how to do this, how much bandwidth we'd be using and how much it would cost monthly. I really couldn't find the answers I was looking for on the php website so thought I'd check out the forums. Could someone help me out coming up with a basic game plan/cost/advice??
Where is the hosting? Does it come with a website? Is the layouts easy/hard to change? Do I need to know a lot about web design etc? My group is VERY active getting usually around 400-500 messages a week....
but is that waht I need to do? That's my question. Do I find a host that offers phpbb?? Or do I buy the hosting through this company? I just joined over there but I feel like I'm gong in circles. I want to know what and how to get the forums & a website.
If your community is not that big, just buy a cheap host like Dreamhost or something similar, install phpBB and you're done, you only need to know how to upload files via FTP, it's a lot of fun to learn new things