miniBB is a standalone, open source program for building your own Internet forum. $5/month
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miniBB is a standalone, open source program for building your own Internet forum. If you want a lite, simple and stable message board attached to your existing website at the very high integration level, which may include the full customization of the layout to the look of your website, or even synchronizing with the existing membership system, you've just came across to the best forum solution for such purpose available worldwide.
MiniBB, or Mini Bulletin Board is a free forums platform coded in PHP. It has been around for quite a while and continues to offer a nice system for small communities. It is designed to be simple, and that is indeed what it is. You won’t want to use this platform for large communities as it is recommended only for sites with between 100 and 1000 users or so. If you just want a place for yourself and some friends to discuss things, however, this may be a very nice option.
It is quite secure, easy to use and flexible enough to be run by just about anyone, even if they have no technical experience. While certainly not for everyone, it is a pretty nice option for certain situations.