Simple Machines (SMF) is a professional level bulletin board system for building discussion based web sites where uses communicate via forum posting.

Simple Machines requires a web host to support MySQL and PHP.

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Simple Machines Forum (SMF in short) is a free, professional grade software package that allows you to set up your own online community within minutes. Its powerful custom made template engine puts you in full control of the lay-out of your message board and with our unique SSI - or Server Side Includes - function you can let your forum and your website interact with each other.  5 compelling reasons why you should consider using Simple Machines and Simple Machines Hosting for your web site.

  1. SMF leverages PHP and MySQL to provide you with a comprehensive set of features using tools that are readily available with most web hosting providers (especially the 5 listed above).
  2. SMF has advanced permission and user management which allows you to create even a complicated user structure without too much effort.
  3. SMF has a comprehensive anti-spam image verification system that protects against unwanted messengers invading your community.
  4. SMF has an easy to use theme interface that will allow you to adapt your site to the look and feel of any other site you may have.
  5. SMF supports many plugins and modifications made by the community, so you can customize your installation to satisfy any requirement.


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