I've ran forums before in the past. I am familiar with things like Mysql/phpMyadmin/SQL databases, Cpanel, FTP, backing up, php script editing using Notepad++, and for forums like XMB, PhpBB, vBulletin, and Invision Power Board, I also do a little graphic design, ect.
I'm currently working on starting another community website non-game related and can show you my skill set on that project. I'm running phpbb3, on Cpanel using mysql v 5.6 however I didn't use provided scripts because I opted to use a lower version of phpbb 3.2 instead of 3.3 for the usage of the custom scripts. So I know how to install scripts manually without Softaculous.
My project isn't live yet but I can provide whatever you need to look at what I can do. ^___^