SMF is a free, professional grade software package that allows you to set up your own online community $5/month
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SMF in short is a free, professional grade software package that allows you to set up your own online community within minutes. Its powerful custom made template engine puts you in full control of the lay-out of your message board and with our unique SSI - or Server Side Includes - function you can let your forum and your website interact with each other. SMF is written in the popular language PHP and uses a MySQL database. It is designed to provide you with all the features you need from a bulletin board while having an absolute minimal impact on the resources of the server. SMF is the next generation of forum software - and best of all it is and will always remain completely free!
SMF, which stands for Simple Machine Forums, is one of the oldest and best established options out there for running online forum communities. They have an exceptional reputation and just about everyone who is familiar with forums has used this option at one time or another. Running forums on this platform will give you and your users a very nice experience. It isn’t quite as customizable as some of the other options out there, and it doesn’t have quite the number of features, but it seems to run more smoothly. You’re not likely to have compatibility issues, for example, and keeping the site up and running without problems is often easier thanks to the simplicity of this platform. It is often said that SMF sticks more to the basics of running forums, but they do it extremely well.