Forum Applications

  1. Discourse
  2. Simple Machines® Forum


An Internet forum, or message board, is an online discussion site where people can hold conversations in the form of posted messages




Discourse is the 100% open source discussion platform

Discourse is a JavaScript application that runs in your web browser, using the Ember.js framework.

The server side of Discourse is Ruby on Rails backed by a Postgres database and Redis cache. You can deploy our standard Discourse Docker container on any virtualized cloud server (digital ocean, amazon ec2, rackspace, azure) with 1 GB RAM.


Simple Machines® Forum


SMF is all that in one package, giving you an easy to use forum with many powerful features for you as well as your users. SMF is an open-source project made by volunteers from across the world.


Glenn Lyons VK4PK
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