As the leading provider of free forum hosting on the Internet, expert technology management plays an essential role in the delivery of ProBoards' services. While our members are busy posting in threads, we keep busy designing, deploying and administering the systems that support millions of daily forum discussions.

24 hours a day, 7 days a week, ProBoards staff, associates and business partners work tirelessly to provide the most advanced, secure and enjoyable forum experience on the web. Please continue reading for more detail on the myriad interlaced systems powering the ProBoards free forum experience:


The power and simplicity of our award winning forum software has firmly established ProBoards as the message board of choice for millions of users. Since the initial launch in early 2000, ProBoards' proprietary software has led the industry in feature advancements and will continues to set the mark for innovation with our AJAX infused, Web 2.0 forum upgrade ProBoards Version 5 that made its debut in 2013.

Written predominantly in the Perl programming language, fed by powerful MySQL databases, ProBoards v5 ushered in a quantum evolution in forum hosting software. Through the marriage of Web 2.0 technology and all the functionality of traditional message boards, v5 defines the capabilities of next-generation message boards.


For years, ProBoards has entrusted the management of its world class network hardware to SoftLayer, a global leader in Cloud, Dedicated and Managed Hosting. ProBoards' enterprise system configuration consists of state-of-the-art redundant servers all employing integrated optimization technologies.

Moreover, through the use of distributed load balancing and memory caching to increase the performance of our MySQL databases, ProBoards is able to provide its millions of members with blazing speed, unlimited bandwidth, and scalability to each and every one of our free forums.

Secure Backups

To provide maximum protection and ensure member data is completely secure and recoverable, ProBoards backup files are aggregated and stored in data centers separate from our primary hosting facilities. Further, with backup systems continuously running, ProBoards members can be assured that their data is safe and secure.