I am planning to set up a new website with attendant forum, dedicated to a single hobby. I don't think the world will come stampeding to my website/forum in a short while, although I won't object -or maybe I will... I estimate a few hundred registrations/members at most over the first few months.
I have a few Q's to which I'd be very grateful for any A's or pointers/suggestions.
I am at present hosting another small website with InMotion Hosting on their basic Linux-based shared hosting package, and they provide MySQL installation. Would anyone consider them to be an adequate hosting provider for a small XF forum? Any stories to share?
Mention the words "programming" or "code" or "administration" and I tend to get the hives. But I've browsed around and am thinking of acquiring a couple of skins that I particularly like. Should I bravely attempt to install and configure them myself?
Would it be prudent to not publish or go live until I've kinda ironed out all the kinks?
Should I be worried about attacks, hacks and the like, and would a plain vanilla install of XF be fairly robust in this regard? Or do I need to beef up security, asks the paranoid and mildly embarrassed newbie?