On your current forum, how much have you spend? Considering the hosting, licenses, domain name, add ons, themes, etc. Do you think it's easy to over spend on a forum? Or do you keep costs very low and to a minimum? What do you do to keep costs low?
- Host your forum on a shared hosting plan as it is more affordable than dedicated servers and VPS hosting.
- Implement a content delivery network (CDN) to speed up your forum and reduce the load on your server, in turn, reducing costs.
- Optimize large images and videos to reduce file size and decrease bandwidth costs.
- Utilize caching and minification to speed up your forum and reduce server load.
- Add-ons, plugins, and third-party services that you don't need, think twice as they can add up to the cost over time.