Can a forum run on shared hosting?

Mr.Potatohead

Bronze I
Developer
Jan 14, 2017
5
1,510
22
Does a forum need something stronger? Note, for the blog it would depend on how large it is and other factors. Probably the same is true for forums.
 

Arjun Chandran

Bronze I
Dec 30, 2016
477
1,685
19
Most forums require only basic functions that a WordPress site would need. So forums can work on shared hosting but as your site gets popular you might need to upgrade to a vps hosting. Some forum softwares like Discorse will need a vps with Ruby on rails and docker.