However, most people are afraid of messing with lines of code and complicated setups that installing a forum demands and therefore ignore the same.
By doing so, they are missing out on a golden opportunity.
Did you know the amount of additional money you can earn from your website if you have a discussion page on the same? This is why you should always seek the services of a professional company, who provide one click forum setup, to host your site.
There are a few other things that you should also lookout for.
Having all the best but not having a help desk during week ends spoils all the fun...
especially if you are trying to make some changes to the configuration of your website, and the same is not accessible.
Suppose, that you have by mistake, marked the price of a $10 item to $100...
it happens with all of us, if we are typing quite fast, to punch in that extra `0'...
you can be rest assured that nobody will purchase that item.
In fact, they will lose faith in your business and might never visit your site again.
When you are trying to connect to your site to correct the error, you find that you are not able to access it.
If on such situations the helpdesk is not available, and you cannot rectify the error, you might as well say goodbye to your online venture.
Another thing, that you should be on the lookout for, is the reliability of your host.
Their server should be on a solid backbone and should have an uptime of 99% and more.
As far as hosting your forum is concerned, you should not accept just any platform.
You should demand for and get PHPBB, which is the best and the widest used platform in the world.
Installing the same is not an easy task though.
However, this should not pose a problem to you, as far as reliable web hosting organizations are concerned.
They provide you with one touch installation of PHPBB based bulletin boards.
And yes, if you have any problems in configuring the same, their help desk is available 24/365 to resolve the same.