Discussion in 'XenForo Pre-Sales Questions' started by D37, Oct 21, 2010.
I want to start up a new forum. Can I use Beta 2 live to run this? or should I wait for Gold?
Beta software is labelled so for a reason and it is not recommended to run it on a live site.
Plenty of people are though (including xenforo.com ) so it does appear to be fairly stable.
Just be aware of the risks if you choose to do the same.
Thanks. What precautions should I take? Should I just make constant backups?
Works just fine, Beta 2 even better - take a look at this list:
Mine is #43
Well regular backups are a good thing anyway, no matter what software you're running.
I take one every day on my site.
Beta software by its nature will have bugs though so there is an element of risk but if you take regular backups of your DB and content then you can minimise any potential problems.
Mine is #5.
For a new forum, running beta 2 imo is perfectly fine. (I do)
No, don't install it on live site, it crashes everyone who have it installed because it's linked somehow and no way to restore the backup because it eat and kills your backup before it does.
No, Brogan is right, it's not recommended on live but keep at your own risk.
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