Forum Hosting

Make the most out of your Forum with powerful and fast hosting!

  • Optimize your forum for usability and speed
  • One-click install of the best forum tools
  • Create and customize your forum in minutes


Ready to create the greatest community online? Then, it’s time to setup your own forum. With HostPapa’s one-click-install forum hosting you don’t need to be a technical expert, you just need 5 minutes! Pick the best forum tool for you, they’re all included for FREE in your HostPapa hosting plan.

AEF Hosting


AEF has a very simple and easy to use interface and installing this software is a piece of cake! Install new themes, customize themes the way you want.

FluxBB Hosting


FluxBB is designed as a lighter, faster alternative to some of the traditional feature heavy forum applications. It is easy to use and has a proven track record of stability and security.

bbPress Hosting


bbPress is a forum software with a twist from the creators of WordPress. Easily setup discussion forums inside your powered site.

MiniBB hosting Hosting

MiniBB hosting

MiniBB, will set up your forum in few steps. It is a free forum hosting with a friendly interface and with all you will need for a minimalist forum.

MyBB Hosting


MyBB is the free and open source, intuitive, extensible, and incredibly powerful forum software you've been looking for.

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Simple Machines Hosting

Simple Machines

SMF features a powerful Package Manager, allowing you to quickly apply any of the hundreds of modifications in its database, as well as a variety of custom themes that change the way your site looks.

XMB Hosting


XMB forum software is open source and runs PHP scripts with a MySQL database backend. Easy to set up, easy to use. Powerful and highly customizable!

phpBB Hosting


phpBB has an extensive database of user-created extensions and styles database so you can create a very unique forum in minutes!

punBB Hosting


PunBB is a fast and lightweight PHP-powered discussion board. It is faster, smaller and less graphically intensive.

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Find easy and fast Forum hosting options for all levels of technical expertise. Don’t miss HostPapa plans and get ready to create the best forum you can!

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Optimized Forum Hosting that fits your needs

Forum hosting from HostPapa

At HostPapa, we take your forums seriously, this is why we’ve partnered with the leading tools and technologies so that your forum is not only fast-loading, easy-to-use and good-looking, but so that you don’t have pay extra for it as well!

Get up and running in seconds with the best forum platforms in just 1-click. We’ll worry about the technical stuff, you only have to worry about doing what you do best: creating the greatest forum!

Forum structure levels?

A forum hosting is an online site where people can hold conversations through posted messages. Usually these conversations are discussions or questions and answers dynamics, constantly called “threads” or “topics”. They are different that chats since forum posts tend to be longer than only one line, they are temporarily archived and one conversation can last months or even more. Forum hosting let you have moderators that asing level access to the users, besides, a moderator can ban, close or delete a conversation. A forum is hierarchical, it can contain subforums, and each subforum may have several threads or topics.

Why setup a forum?

A forum is the perfect engagement tool. Through a forum you can communicate with clients or followers, make a study on their positive and negative comments, assess concerns or questions, create a community, and more.

Forums are an easy and quick way to communicate with clients, unlike static sites, forums can be continually active. It will also give your followers the ease of finding new information and solve any doubts.

And the best, forums are cheap! Forums are a great choice for a limited budget, you just need good content and topics continually and all your creativity to create a visually attractive forum.

Users levels

As most of the websites, blogs and more, your forum will have administrators; these will give levels to the users and take charge of all technical features. Admins can asing as moderators or admins to other users.

Most forum hostings let you have moderators with different levels of access. You may have moderators than can ban topics, create and delete threads, some of them may even eliminate undesired users. But their main task is to moderate threads and keep them “clean” according to the rules you impose on your forum.

Users can participate and make as many topics as they want. But you can also allow visitors to see or even participate on your forum.

Should I create a forum for my business?

There are many scenarios where a forum may be of great help for your business. For example, when a Knowledge Base is not good enough to satisfy your users FAQs, that means you definitely need a forum where your users can ask and receive help from other users - or your team members. If your business is all about communication between clients, a forum may be a perfect and a cheap option for you to have it running. If you have a business that needs continually the feedback from your users, you should run an open a forum now.

Do I need to be a developer to run my forum?

With HostPapa you can create and manage a forum on your own! Choose and use the simplest and fastest softwares to create original forums that adapt to your style and needs. All you need to create your forum is a hosting plan and all your creativity. You can update your topics and modify your forum as much as you want whenever you want it.

The importance of speed for your forum

If you own a forum you’ll want to make sure that it loads really fast, in fact, your forum speed is one of the most important things you need. A slow loading forum makes the user feel annoyed and is very unlikely to receive many sign ups, answers or any kind of conversations. Your community will expect a faster connection that won’t make them lose their time, so keep their loyalty making their visit to you forum a more enjoyable one.

Forum hosting with HostPapa

Whether you need an easy DIY beginners experience or an expert all-featured forum hosting, HostPapa has the best option for you. With HostPapa you will find flexible low-cost and complete plans, as well as the easiest and fastest hosting options to create the forum of your dreams. And the best is that you will receive 24/7 support every single day of the year! If you want help selecting the right tools or if you have any questions regarding our products, let our experts walk you through a great experience building your own forum.

With HostPapa you will have the easiest, most accessible and the fastest forum hosting options at your fingertips, all this next to the best technical support service.

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