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Best Hosting for XenForo

Discussion in 'XenForo Pre-Sales Questions' started by Jericho M, Dec 18, 2013.

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  1. Jericho M

    Jericho M Member

    Hello Everyone,

    Just want to know what is the best and not that very expensive hosting for Forums. In all my blogs I used HostGator but I am not sure if HostGator is also a good hosting for forums.

    I'll wait for your suggestions.

    God Bless!

    Jericho
     
  2. Slavik

    Slavik XenForo Moderator Staff Member

    If your a new startup forum, then almost any shared hosting, including HostGator will be fine.
     
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  3. Jericho M

    Jericho M Member

    Hi Slavik,

    Thanks for the response! I will use HostGator.
     
  4. Amaury

    Amaury Well-Known Member

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  5. tyteen4a03

    tyteen4a03 Well-Known Member

    HostGator is horrible... are they not?
     
  6. Deathstarr

    Deathstarr Active Member

    HostGator was purchased by EIG which also owns BlueHost and JustHost and HostMonster and hundreds other host. They are the unlimited everything hosting type that charge 2 years in advance.

    I suggest CortexNetworks.com for hosting.
     
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  7. King Arceus

    King Arceus Member

    Depending on what you consider expensive, you could check out Siteground. I've used them for several years and they have been very good for me. They currently also have a special promotional price.
     
  8. Adam Howard

    Adam Howard Well-Known Member

    No, friends don't let friends use Host Gator.

    ^ This is why. ^

    I would suggest...

    canspace.ca
    crocweb.com
    hawkhost.com
    knownhost.com
    softlayer.com
    nimbushosting.co.uk
    steadfast.net
    reliablesite.net
    staminus.net

    Host Gator isn't really hostgator. They are EIG
    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Endurance_International_Group

    Who is EIG?
    http://www.digitalfaq.com/editorials/websites-blogs/hostgator-alternatives-eig-pt1.htm

    Now if you want something to further back all this.... One need only visit webhostingtalk.com and you will see the level of "crazy" that seems to happen as a result from EIG. Or do a search on any development community.
     
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  9. I use http://www.dreamhost.com/ to host my XF site/forum. They offer great features, and great deals. I have never had an issues with them yet, although I've barely been using them for a year now. I didn't have to do anything extra to get XenForo running on it either, so anyone should be able to install XF and setup their site with them.

    I even created a promo code that anyone here can use if they choose to sign up with dreamhost. If you use the promo code, you'll get a free domain for a year. Plus the first entire year of hosting with them will only be $30. To get this deal, use the following promo code: XFHOSTING
     
  10. Amaury

    Amaury Well-Known Member

    Bluehost hosts KH-Flare, actually, and it's not too bad.
     
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  11. Adam Howard

    Adam Howard Well-Known Member

    Give it time.

    EIG slowly liquidates everything they acquire. They swap out the good hardware for cheaper stuff eventually and takes on a whole new meaning to overselling (packing customers in like tuna fish inside a small tin can).

    They also from time to time will implement their own "tweaked" version of cPanel where individual features that normally are included with most host (as they are standard options in cPanel), suddenly cost extra (backups for example).

    I've migrated people away from them who only had as little as 10 members and 100 post away from EIG, because their excuse any time your site becomes slow, is that the software you're using is flawed.

    They've said this about Word Press, XenForo, phpBB, vBulletin, IPB, FluxBB, bbPress, SMF, and just about anything else that was using php / mysql.

    And to the less expecting individual (newbie), they're liking to think they have a problem when they do not. Usually being talked into upgrading their plan. What little good it does them though.
     
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  12. Russ

    Russ Well-Known Member

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  13. Amaury

    Amaury Well-Known Member

    We've been with them since we started the forum on vBulletin 4.1.4 on August 30, 2011. We're now on vBulletin 4.2.2.
     
  14. Null

    Null Well-Known Member

    I'd personally recommend Linode.
     
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  15. Motobaka

    Motobaka Active Member

    We moved to XF Host and are very happy with it. We used to be with BlueHost and would never recommend using them.
     
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  16. Jericho M

    Jericho M Member

    Hi Deathstarr,

    Is CortexNetworks.com is a good hosting company? Are they offering a free webmail like HostGator? can you give at least two popular websites or forum under this hosting company? Thanks a lot!
     
  17. Jericho M

    Jericho M Member


    Thanks for the information. It seems like EIG is not a good company right?
     
  18. Jericho M

    Jericho M Member

    Hi Motobaka,

    Are you sure that XFHost is really good? Have you read this feedbacks?

    http://xenforo.com/community/threads/xf-host.64747/
     
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  19. Adam Howard

    Adam Howard Well-Known Member

    From my opinion, my own self experience, and the collective opinion and experience voiced by others that I have encountered; overall I would say they are good at maximizing their profit by masking themselves, thus having people jump from "name brand" to "name brand" always assuming they are switching providers, when in fact they have fair odds of technically landing with the same provider they were trying to get away from & avoid.

    I recommend the following providers, because these are web hosting service providers who not only usually receive high praise, but to which I have experienced with and whom I have found easiest to work with, when helping other people with their XenForo site's.

    canspace.ca
    crocweb.com
    hawkhost.com
    knownhost.com
    softlayer.com
    nimbushosting.co.uk
    steadfast.net
    reliablesite.net
    staminus.net

    Of course there are many other providers for you to choose from, as there are many other web hosting service providers out there. I would encourage you to visit a site such as webhostingtalk.com and do some research on what you believe would best fit your own needs. :)
     
  20. Jericho M

    Jericho M Member


    Thank you so much! Very helpful. In your own opinion, which of the above list is the best or the one that you are using?
     
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