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  1. Dec 29, 2008 #1
    I am interested in creating a forum for people at my work. My intent is for it to be used as a clearing house for information during these turbulent times in the auto industry.

    I am not sure these questions belong here and I apologize if they do not.

    I know that this forum uses vbulletin. It is a commercial software package only available for purchase, correct?

    Has the forum always used vbulletin or have others been tried?

    It it hosted on a commercial server?

    I understand that PF volume is unique but how much bandwidth is typically used? Could it be supported with a residential cable connection?
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  3. Dec 29, 2008 #2


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    vbulletin (www.vbulletin.com) is around $200
    There are a lot of free forum software packages. phpBB is probably the most common just because php is well known and lots of companies host it. Hosted php sites are only around $5-10/month

    I'm guessing PF would max out a domestic connection!
    Some companies block incoming http to a domestic connection and you normally have a dynamic IP address so you would have to do some extra work to point a DNS name at it.
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