it is a cloud-based software forum community
The miniBB software itself is a standalone product, it's not a service. You choose what to download
, and choose your hosting, which could be cloud-based, a dedicated server, VPS or shared server, depends on how much you could pay for it.
BTW why did you decide it's some way related to the cloud-based software forum community
? Is our project referenced somewhere that way? And actually, what's the difference between cloud-based forum, or forum hosted elsewhere, if it still uses the same technologies in background like PHP/mySQL and some standalone libraries?
For me it doesn't matter a lot where to host your forum, it just depends on the amount of visitors you planned... if you have let's say up to 100 visits per day, you don't have to own a cloud :-)