Simple Machines Forum (SMF)
Simple Machines Forum, as the name suggests, is discussion board software that is simple and really easy-to-use. It is PHP based, it needs a MySQL database to function and it does not require any technical skills to be maintained.
This application provides all the basic features that a forum requires with a user-friendly and intuitive admin panel that includes WYSIWYG (what you see is what you get) editor, inbuilt warning system and e-mail templates. It also provides firm control over the signatures of the site members along with group and user permissions. A distinctive feature is the ability to point all unread posts, not just the new ones. You have full control over the layout because of the amazing template system. The SSI system allows easy integration within existing websites. Similar to phpBB2, SMF allows modifications (MODs) that provide additional features and functionality, but unlike phpBB2, there is an integrated package manager that will install them for you and that way meddling with the code manually is avoided.
This splendid forum is available with our Elefante Applications Installer - you can set it up with just a few clicks through the web hosting control panel of an existing account or select it as a pre-installed application when you sign up for a Semi-Dedicated server or a cloud web hosting account under the free reseller hosting program.