Well I hope you've got a domain name in mind because this isn't going to take long at all.
(Note: If you are a visual learner at the end of this post you will find a Video Tutorial, Outlining the complete process--basically I build a forum and you can follow along)
Things You Will Need In Order To Make Your Own Forums
- A spare 10-20 minutes
- $10 for a domain name
- $0.01 For hosting using my coupon jimmybee01
- Hostgator will then charge $7.95 a month for unlimited domains
Step 1. Register Your Domain
- Once you have chosen your what you would like to call your forums head on over to GoDaddy and purchase your domain name of choice.
- This is a very simple process but if you get stuck you can refer to my GoDaddy Tutorial.
- After we have completed our domain name registration we will need to get hosting.
- As has been mentioned earlier, using HostGator which I use for my personal websites you can get your first month of hosting for 1cent using my promo code: jimmybee01
- If you would like a walkthrough this process -- check out my HostGator Tutorial.
Step 3. Installing Your Forum
The good news is that...
- HostGator allows you to install a forum management system with the click of a button!