If you don't have a web address/web host already, get one:
You can get a .COM domain name for about $10/year and web hosting space
for your forum script for $4/month, so it's very economical.
Login to your web hosting account and cunder WEB HOSTING product click
Set up cPanel
Select your domain name from drop down list and specify cPanel username
Once cPanel is set up, find the Installatron
You'll be presented with quite a few forum scripts you can install. I
recommend phpBB or Simple Machine.
Click on phpBB, and you can find out more information about this PHP
forum script, as well as a live demo to see if this fits the bill for