Discourse cannot be installed on shared hosting accounts with Siteground, where I have my site. I just spoke to their support team.
A second hosting plan elsewhere for a small forum just starting out is not worth the money, unless it is really low cost.
Can anyone recommend other forum software compatible with Discourse so that I can later move to Discourse when the forum has more members and it’s worth paying for another hosting plan?
I do have WordPress running on siteground, but I don’t know whether any of the WP forum plug-ins are a) any good, b) compatible with Discourse (export/import).
Unless there’s a way to self-host Discourse for under $5/mo.
Any suggestions on a forum solution that allows me to transition to Discourse later, given the financial constraint?