Hi all, and happy holidays. I want to learn how to create a forum website. (i.e. Macrumors --> I'm not creating a site like Macrumors, I would just like to learn how to make a forum website set up like Macrumors) I don't mind purchasing anything even though I am a beginner as this would be just like a little self-knowledge thing, plus like a hobby on the side kind of thing, so its ok. Well first -> I will purchase VBulletin, so I would use that for coding as I believe most websites do use VBulletin. (I believe Macrumors do use VBulletin as well) Second -> GoDaddy and 1and1 are two web hosting companies that I can think of that have good services. Unless anyone recommend anything else Third -> Now here is the thing. There are two different categories: Web Hosting & Domains I am not sure which to choose for creating a forums website. Am I right in thinking that I will need a couple of subdomains for creating a forums website? Webhosting on 1and1 will give me 25 subdomains, while picking "Domains" will give me 5 domains. The same also applies to Hosting External Domains. So what I guess I am trying to ask is, for creating a forum website, will I need to pick Web Hosting, or just a Domain. If anyone is curious, here are the two: Web Hosting on 1and1 Domain on 1and1 Thanks guys for taking your time to read and Happy Holidays!