This is a list of forum software that is used for discussion boards, support forums and more. Forums are a great way to improve community engagement on your website.
PlushForums is a hosted forum platform featuring real-time discussions, integrated blog, member directory, private messaging, paid subscriptions and a world-class mobile experience. All with absolutely no technical knowledge required and no plugins to install. Pricing starts at $49 per month for a professionally hosted service that's fast, secure, and ready to use in minutes.
Built originally on the premise of providing a better way to do conversation forums, Vanilla Forums has grown to meet the needs of its customers. What started as a DIY-platform (with over 600,000 downloads of the core platform and 1.5 million downloads of add-ons) was later built upon by a commercial hosted-platform service provided by VanillaForums.com.
Customers choose us for a lot of different reasons. The most common are: the complete flexibility of the design, look and feel; the advanced single-sign-on capability to any CMS, blog, site or application; the modular architecture that allows virtually any additional plugin or add-on to be built on top of the platform; and the fact that it is open source.