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Forums and Knowledgebases = More Sales

Forums are proven to increase visitors to your website and improve customer relations whilst reducing costs. We install, configure and manage hosted and on-premise forums and knowledgebases and Discourse is our favourite.

£99 install
  • Built for search engines
  • FREE, and no license charges
  • SSL security
  • No technical skills required
  • Compliance ready (ISO 27001 and GDPR)
  • Post answers to FAQs
  • Update from anywhere
  • One page management
  • Build a community of problem solvers
  • Earn revenue from advertising

Simple to useGet your company's message out there 24x7

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ABOUT YOUR DATA

You have spent years creating FAQs, technical papers, manuals and have a wealth of knowledge you can share with existing and future customers. This data isn’t working for you if it is tucked away on your network or on SharePoint.

 

By putting this data where it can be seen on a forum it can appreciate by everyone which will in-turn improve your online reputation.

 

A Discourse forum will be indexed and made searchable a lot quicker and in more detail than your website alone.

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COMPATIBILITY

However you want to update your public documents, the platform will work for you. You can update your Discourse from devices running Windows, MAC or Linux. Full support is provided for APPs running iOS and Android.

 

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CONTROL

Data control is essential for forums and knowledgebases if you don’t want your data to sprawl out of control.

 

You will be able to manage your environment from a single web page wherever you are. You can delegate forum moderators, allow trusted contributors to moderate other posts and fulfil your visitors’ wants and needs with minimal input.

 

Forums should be organic and grow on their own.

 

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SECURITY

Every online system will be a target for cybercriminals who will want to steal your customers’ personal data and later ransom you.

 

SSL security is a minimum requirement for any system nowadays along with access permissions and user roles configured out-of-the-box. All users start with minimal permissions so there can be no accidental elevation of rights.

 

Discourse is used by more than 1,500 organisations which you can check for yourself

Because Discourse is a mature product you can be sure the ability of their software to zone the many thousands of users an average forum will contain form one another.

 

When we install and configure your Discourse forum we will also automate the backups. You will receive an email each day when the backup has run and always have all your data on hand should you need to restore.

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GDPR compliance

Cybercriminals love nothing more than obtaining personal information and ransoming the site owner to keep their breach secret.

 

Not only will your Discourse forum hide all personal data, but it will also be protected from unauthorised access.

 

SSL security ensures all personal data is stored and protected in-line with GDPR.

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Simple hosted server required

The Discourse forum requires a low-spec Linux VPS to operate. You can use your own server, one in the cloud, or we can recommend a VPS provider we use.

 

You should expect to pay no more than £15 per month for the system to run. Discourse software is free to use at all times.

 

We can manage your server or provide support as and when you need it. We are also experts in the Discourse software and the Linux OS which powers your forum. This means we can provide ad-hoc coding and modifications should you want to make bespoke changes.

Features

Low cost marketing

Simply and easily make all your product or service details online

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Always on forum

Searchable friendly content online 24x7

File Encryption

GDPR safe

Discourse is a leading forum software vendor. You can host directly with them or host yourself on a lightweight virtual server.

The advantages of hosting yourself are that you have more control over how you deploy the system and have direct access to the system so that you can make changes to the code.

Performance

High Performance

Lightweight and beautiful front-end design

Backup server

Lightweight single server

Streamlined docker installation on Linux

Enterprise Ready

Automatic backups

Our installation will include automatic backups to your platform

FAQs

ALL ABOUT Discourse

What is Discourse?

Discourse is a leading forum software vendor. You can host directly with them or host yourself on a lightweight virtual server.

The advantages of hosting yourself are that you have more control over how you deploy the system and have direct access to the system so that you can make changes to the code.

Why is BOBcloud promoting Discourse?

How does Discourse compare with other forum and knowledge base solutions?

There are many and we will update them here later.

SECURITY

Discourse and SSL

Every system needs SSL as a basic requirement that prevents 3rd parties from snooping on your client and server communications and capturing sensitive data and logon credentials.

What about GDPR ?

Since May 2018 when GDPR came into law within the EU region, we have seen many accidental breaches and many more cybercriminals trying to extort personal data from online services.

With our system, you can rest your data will be secure and satisfy UK Laws and GDPR.

How do I keep my thousands of articles safe from corruption and unauthorised modification?

TECHNICAL

How do I get support?

We provide 30 days FREE support after we have installed and configured your Discourse forum.

We provide ongoing ad-hoc support, maintenance, and consultancy as and when you require it.

VPS recommendations

We have used Heart Internet in the UK for our internal use and services we provide. In total, we configured and used approx. 100 VPS from Heart over the last few years.

Heart Internet were part of Host Europe Group (HEG) along with 123Reg. s part of Eur and the whole.
GoDaddy purchased the HEG group in 2017.

You can view Heart’s dedicated and virtual servers here

 

 

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