bbPress is a forum software developed by the same folks who created WordPress. It's a lightweight bulletin board system that seems to be gaining traction lately. bbPress runs really well on our shared hosting plans so we decided to put together a quick tutorial on how to install bbpress on our systems.
Despite the description, the guide can be followed to install it just about everywhere thanks to the simple installation process bbPress uses. He links you to the latest download, gives you an example of what you can expect from the installer and talks about setting up the database. This is where is get specific, using their Plesk tool to set it up. This is only to set up the actual database, though - you can do this through any number of tools, including the command line.