If I understood correctly, Codoforum is using Laravel's ORM component - which, if memory serves me right, supports various database backends. Does this mean that Codoforum may extend its support to include databases other than MySQL in the future?
Reason for the question: since being taken over by Oracle, MySQL has stopped being automatically included in some server configurations, and must be installed separately - ie, MacOS X Server. Also, MySQL's version of SQL is infamously quirky and non-standard. Other databases - such as Postgres and SQLite - are much more standards-compliant, and easier to instal and configure - ie, SQLite requires no configuration at all.
SQLite offers other advantages, due to its portability: the entire database can be kept in a single, compact file that is easy to copy (for installation, moving from development to production, and for backup). Although SQLite is not designed for heavy-load traffic sites with millions of hits per day, I have used it for sites with over a thousand visitors daily, without a glitch.
I run and maintain several servers for various clients, all MacOS X Servers. These servers come with Postgres and SQLite pre-installed, but no MySQL. Installing, configuring and maintaining MySQL on these machines is a chore, and it is a serious consideration factor for me whether the software can use Postgres or SQLite instead.
SQLite is by far the top choice for me, in terms of easy maintainability, but even a NoSQL database - such as ArangoDB or Mongo - is easier to instal, and less quirky to configure and maintain, than MySQL.
Codoforum is so good that I'm certainly going to bite the bullet and instal MySQL, if needed, but if it could also use SQLite, it would make my job as a server administrator easier - and would make me more likely to consider it for an even greater number of use-cases.