I am a web designer and new to the forum world and had a few questions.
I wanted a little input in a few areas, the first being hosting. Right now i have a reseller account with justhost and everything works well. But, I hear for forum hosting if you are planning on having a lot of active users that a VPS or dedicated server is the way to go... I just wanted to get your thoughts on this. I would like to start off being able to handle 100 active users at any giving time is possible.
Another thing is member ranking will be very important in the site I am building. I was wondering if there is a kudos type system in place to help establish the more contributing members. Kudos would be fine or a star system like ebay has but does not have to be nearly that in depth... Really anything like that would work.
Thanks guys for you help and I am really exciting about building my first forum!