I am planning to setup an online discussion forum for our research group to share and discuss technical issues and information with each other. In the order of priority, following are the desired features:
- Private forum open to limited users
- Publish posts; create threads, topic folders
- Instant messaging/chat
Additional Info: OS: Windows 10 Enterprise, 64-bit Hardware: 8 GB RAM
I'm curious if above features are possible without hosting a website since I have no prior experience and knowledge of the same.
Please make your suggestions. Thank you.