Okay, I'm going to swallow my pride and ask this out. Webby, shock, neum, you guys can laugh at me and then maybe offer a little advice. :)
I've been authorized by my boss at my summer job to set up a forum. I want to administrate it, but I seriously know NOTHING about coding, php, mysquirrel, or HTML for that matter (I do use FrontPage for my regular job).
I've seen some intense forum boards, this one included, with lots of bells and whistles, but I don't know how to code. I do have some money to spend (maybe a couple hundred a year) and the rest I would put in myself.
I'm considering a hosted site, like Invision, where they will take care of everything and I just have to worry about running the site, not the "nuts and bolts". But I've had other people tell me to get a server and host it myself. (whaaa-haaaaa...it sounds so simple).
Any ideas? I know what I WANT, and php seems to offer it moreso than the Invisions and other formats.