Thursday, 2 February 2012

So you want to know how to make a message board forum?

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
  • ?????
  • Profit!
Lets Get Started...First things first.

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.
 Step 2. Getting Web 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

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!