What is the difference between hosting forum and free forum hosting?

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Can anyone tell me what is the difference between hosting forum and free forum hosting or forum hosting? sometimes I typed forum hosting or hosting forum on Google but it is giving me different results. I could not distinguished what are the differences between these terms. Anyone explains me?
 
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I think they are similar but free forum hosting is a kind of service that you will not pay any fees to use their hosting services.
 

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In most cases, you will find difference in feature.
why don't you add specific feature[which you expect along with forum script] in search term as well.
 

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I think this is what he wanted:

hosting forum - discussions, community, related to web hosting (like this one)
free forum hosting - websites where you can create a free forum on one of their subdomains. Example: your-forum.example-free-forum-hosting.org
forum hosting - shared/vps/dedicated web hosting for self-hosted forums
 

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Thanks for explaining me.

I think this is what he wanted:

hosting forum - discussions, community, related to web hosting (like this one)
I got it.

free forum hosting - websites where you can create a free forum on one of their subdomains. Example: your-forum.example-free-forum-hosting.org
If I have a hosting, can I create a free forum hosting platform for people come to create their forums on my site.
for example, theirforum.mydomain.com

Are there any forum software allow me to do that?

forum hosting - shared/vps/dedicated web hosting for self-hosted forums
Is this the same one as free forum hosting but it is a paid one and I can build my own forum, right?
 

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If you wish to build your forum using own domain name,
Requirements :
1) your own domain name
2) hosting account
3) Forum script : there are paid and free versions available in the market.

Alternatives : blogger template, wordpress template.

search terms : free forum script, forum cms, self-hosted forum, etc.

good luck!
 
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If you want to start a forum for free MyBB or PhpBB will be great but if you are ready to pay then vbulletin is the first and best choice.
FWH using vbulletin and many others also
 

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If you want to start a forum for free MyBB or PhpBB will be great but if you are ready to pay then vbulletin is the first and best choice.
FWH using vbulletin and many others also
Beside vBulletin, I found some as Xenforo or IPB.

They're great keywords but hosting and hosting forum are different.
Can I build a self hosted forums for my friends? Is there a forum cms allow me to build a forum network?
 
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Can you elaborate a bit more on self hosted forums? As per CMS, I like Xenforo and VB, along with Joomla.
 
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There are many such forum applications which you can use to build your own forum for your community.


Few examples are SMF forums, or phpbb forums. You will need a hosting account where you can install those applications which will be accessible to your friends. They can then signup to your forum where you can discuss your topics.
 

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Simple Machine Forums or SMF is quite decent and free. Besides that they also have an active community with plenty of custom mods.

A good way for this would be reseller hosting, that way each person gets its own cPanel account. I know there is a WHMCS wordpress module which creats cPanel accounts with pre-installed WordPress, you might check if there is something similar but for forums.
 
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Can anyone tell me what is the difference between hosting forum and free forum hosting or forum hosting? sometimes I typed forum hosting or hosting forum on Google but it is giving me different results. I could not distinguished what are the differences between these terms. Anyone explains me?
I believe all of three are same in purpose and the purpose is to provide help people who are seeking the for hosting in terms of web hosting, shared hosting, free hosting, vps, dedicated server, cloud, host billing or many others hosting supportive things. Forum hosting and hosting forum is basically the same. The free forum hosting are different from both of others because in free forum hosting people disucuss the topic of free hosting which means people who seeking the free hosting can be found on the free hosting forum. Also people who are providing free hosting on their website advertise on free hosting forum. I hope this will clear your doubts. Feel free to correct me if am wrong :)
 

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Simple Machine Forums or SMF is quite decent and free. Besides that they also have an active community with plenty of custom mods.

A good way for this would be reseller hosting, that way each person gets its own cPanel account. I know there is a WHMCS wordpress module which creats cPanel accounts with pre-installed WordPress, you might check if there is something similar but for forums.
I really don't like free forum software because it has less support and addons to use.
Also, security is also a problem on these platforms

Forum hosting and hosting forum is basically the same. The free forum hosting are different from both of others because in free forum hosting people disucuss the topic of free hosting which means people who seeking the free hosting can be found on the free hosting forum.
From what I have read above, it is not the same, Forum hosting seems a kind of web hosting service that allowing users to activate a forum software with a few clicks but I also not sure about this.
 

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Can anyone tell me what is the difference between hosting forum and free forum hosting or forum hosting? sometimes I typed forum hosting or hosting forum on Google but it is giving me different results. I could not distinguished what are the differences between these terms. Anyone explains me?
SEO, SEM, SERP etc
That is how searches are being manipulated to show up certain services when any of such related keywords are typed onlie.

They may seem one and the same, but actually they are different.

Hosting Forum: You may wish to find a hosting forum such as this one forumweb.hosting on the contrary you will find a hosting company telling you, you can host your forum with it.

FREE Forum Hosting: you will expect to see a company offering free forum hosting, but to your suprise, you will see hosts telling you when you buy hosting from them, you can also host a forum with them for free with some OS software.

The list can go on and on.

That is why search engines are trying everyday to make searches more personalized.
 

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Hosting Forum: You may wish to find a hosting forum such as this one forumweb.hosting on the contrary you will find a hosting company telling you, you can host your forum with it.
A good example and easy to understand :)

FREE Forum Hosting: you will expect to see a company offering free forum hosting, but to your surprise, you will see hosts telling you when you buy hosting from them, you can also host a forum with them for free with some OS software.
I found out some free forum hosting and they are allowing users to create forum from their platform but under a sub domain. That's not my exception because it has many limitations and I can not control any parts on the forum if needed.
 
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