You don't need to know anything about programming, since you don't have to manually modify the templates. Just upload your files to the Internet server, and you can start to configure your forum.
To be able to execute PHP commands, you need to have MySQL and PHP installed, as well as a web server prepared for both.
The online interface allows you to build your community by just following a few simple steps. To do so, you need to define some parameters that may be difficult for inexperienced users to understand. But once it's installed, it couldn't be easier. You manage the forum basically just as you would any normal online user account.
Some other interesting features of this web application include: customizable themes, many of which are available free for download from the author's webpage, multilingual support for templates, message attachment support, and user IP-address tracking.