Introduction

PlushForums is a hosted forum software platform that enables anyone to create a forum that's polished, engaging and easy to use. It's the perfect way to build your online community, or share the knowledge within your organisation.

Award winning service

PlushForums won CMS Critic's 2014 Award for Best Commercial Forum Software. With Plush, you know you're getting a premium service at a great price. Our plans start at just $49 per month for a forum hosting service that's fast, secure, and ready to use in minutes.

Why use hosted forum software?

Hosting your own forum software can be rewarding and instructive, but it's a continual challenge. First you need to find a hosting company, configure your server and install the software. Then there are themes and plugins to get working. You may need to hire a developer and designer to get it working nicely.

You'll also have to maintain your community, including taking regular backups and installing critical security updates. And if your site starts to slow down, you'll have to upgrade the server and reconfigure the software yourself.

We love doing this stuff, and we can appreciate why people prefer to go it alone. But if you have other priorities, our professional forum hosting service can help you create your ideal online community in minutes.

Why should I choose PlushForums?

PlushForums is real-time. Almost everything in a PlushForums community updates automatically, without you refreshing the page. That means more engaging, real-time discussions and private conversations. You always know when there's new content to read, wherever you are on the site.

PlushForums includes a built-in blog that seamlessly integrates with your forum. Forget flimsy comment plugins and expensive WordPress integrations. Just open a Discussion, check the 'Blog' box, and your story is published. Comments are powered by your forum. Job done.

PlushForums features a beautiful design that's easy to brand. Creating your community site doesn't need to be a long and expensive project.

PlushForums is made for mobile phones. It's tailored to work beautifully on iOS and Android smartphones, with no compromise on performance, functionality or branding.

Using PlushForums requires no technical experience on your part. It includes a simple, uncluttered control panel that lets you set up your forum with ease. Forum categories, member profiles and user roles can all be configured using a simple drag and drop interface.

Finely tuned forum software with advanced caching technology, SSD-powered cloud servers and a global CDN mean PlushForums is super fast. Your site will feel snappy wherever your members are in the world.

PlushForums has robust private forum functionality, making it the perfect collaboration platform for your business. SSL support prevents people from snooping on your employees, wherever they are. Elevated password-strength requirements and protection against hackers ensure their accounts stay safe. Individual cloud servers for every site means your data is never commingled with other customers.