Free ASP Forum Scripts

Message Boards, BBS and Discussion Forums

Free ASP Forum Scripts (Message Boards, BBS and Discussion Forums)

The free ASP software on this page enable you to put a discussion forum (a.k.a. message board, BBS, bulletin board or simply "forum") on your website. The scripts require you to have ASP support on your server (obviously), which probably means that your website is hosted on a Windows server running the ISS web server. The forum scripts typically store the posts in a database, either a Microsoft Access database or a MySQL one. Most of the scripts allow you to configure the forum from a web administrative interface, and do things like moderate posts, create categories to logically partition your forums into different sections, assign certain topics as "sticky" (which means that those threads will always stay at the top of the page for each forum/category), search the forum for a particular string of text, etc. Please read the individual descriptions and reviews of each forum for the specific feature set of that forum.

Note that if you do not specifically require your forum to be an ASP script, you will have a wider selection of forum scripts to choose from by looking at the Free PHP Forum Scripts and Free Perl Message Board Scripts as well.

For those who don't have a website, but are thinking of making one, please start by reading the The Beginner's A-Z Guide to Starting/Creating Your Own Website. You'll have a clearer idea of things if you start at the beginning.

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Free ASP Forum Scripts (Message Boards, BBS and Discussion Forums)

Snitz Forums 2000: Free ASP-based Internet Discussion Forum Software

The Snitz Forums 2000 features unlimited number of forums and moderators; locking, unlocking and deleting of categories, forums, topics and members by moderators and admins; user registration and email validation; web-based administration and customization; flood control; private forums; active topics listing; sticky topics; grouping of categories; bad words filtering; search topics or entire forum; the ability to enable/disable forum and HTML code; topic sorting; personal profiles for users; built-in AOL, MSN, ICQ and Yahoo web-based messaging; etc. This program is released under the GNU General Public License. It requires an IIS 4, IIS 5, PWS (Personal Web Server) on a Windows system, or an ASP-enabled web server on a Unix system. Database servers supported include Microsoft Access 97, 2000 and 2002, SQL Server 6.5, 7.0 or 2000, or MySQL 3.22 or 3.23.

iyzi Forum

This is a discussion board that features a membership system, sticky topics, avatars, file upload, signatures, public profiles where you can add personal messages, skins, smilies, member activation by email, member or IP ban, flood protection, an admin panel, admin and moderator levels, etc. It appears to be distributed under the GNU General Public License although I'm not certain about this (check their site yourself to find out).

FreeForum: ASP Forum Script

This ASP script is a forum that allows posting with no need for registration before posting. It supports an unlimited number of forum categories. It requires a Windows IIS server and Microsoft Access database.


This is an ASP forum that features a tree-style discussion format. It is meant for small to medium sized communities. It requires a Microsoft Access database and is released under the GNU General Public License.

The ASP 101 Discussion Forum

There is not much information about this forum on their site. The basic package does not have an admin interface, but one has apparently be contributed by a third-party. Note that this forum was last updated in 1999.

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