I have a Windows server and have purchased the VB Forum. I would like to host the forum on another server with apache, php, etc.

My question is, should I make it forums.mysite.com or point it to a new domain altogether, such as ww.othersite.com? Can you please explain why as well?

I want to move forward and install the software, but I want to make sure I am doing this the right way first.

I'd place it on my site so that I could pass value to it, like mysite.com/forums but I hate to Mix the php, asp, etc. I think there is more power in the rewrite with apache rather than asp rewrite, correct?