He’s selling “professionally made forums”, give him a break…
Now, do you think that doing a SMF forum (Worst CMS ever) wich has numerous bugs on the Package Manager (Plugin Incompatibility) will cost 20-30 bucks?.
Setting up a Scratch made Website, integrate every single function the forum has to the website, adding Steam Open ID Registration to the website linked to the forum and getting the forum to look whatever the client wants COST 30 or 25 bucks…
I can even do that in no time, and mostly important… for free. SMF isn’t a professional CMS like vBulletin, IP.Board or xenForo.
Joomla, Wordpress, Drupal, list can go on.
A CMS is a Content Management System, basically being able to manage your content easily using a backend admin panel.
[editline]30th April 2014[/editline]
You do realise that buying a domain name isn’t everything? Hosting costs money, and he’s offering it for $4. If he was a legitimate hosting company, it isn’t THAT expensive. (Yes I know there are really cheap hosting packages offered by goDaddy etc.)
I’m sure Lithium and DeRoyalServers offer packages that are around $10/yr which would easily facilitate a small community/forum ( Lithium used to have it, not sure if they still do, just going off past experience ). They also offer automatic SMF installs, all you have to do is upload the theme file which you can get from a Google search, this is pretty scandalous to be honest, if anyone wants help setting up forums/websites for their communities them add me on Steam and I’ll help you setup everything ( minus themes that are nulled/warez ).