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Few Queries Before I Buy

Discussion in 'XenForo Pre-Sales Questions' started by drpnnreddy, Jun 24, 2013.

  1. drpnnreddy

    drpnnreddy New Member

    Dear People,

    I was running the open sourced phpBB platform for our Discussions. Unfortunately some spam was attacked and lost the access and data too.

    Now I would like to switch to the paid platforms and short listed to XenForo.

    I would like to clarify few issues before I go for it.

    1. What are the server/system requirements?

    2. Can I register a new URL and upload this software to it?

    3. Is it user friendly to manage?

    4. How about spam prevention?

    5. Can we take a data backup frequently?
  2. Brogan

    Brogan XenForo Moderator Staff Member

    1. The requirements are listed here, along with a test script: http://xenforo.com/purchase/

    2. Yes.

    3. Yes.

    4. Lots of spam prevention built in with 1.2 (currently beta).

    5. As often as you like using cPanel or other means.

    You can try a demo of 1.1.5 here: http://xenforo.com/demo/
  3. drpnnreddy

    drpnnreddy New Member

    Great and Quick Support Mr Brogan.

    So nice of XenForo.

    Thank you.
  4. Morgain

    Morgain Well-Known Member

    Brogan is famous for lightning fast and accurate support.
    The other moderators are also excelllent, and there are lots of us ordinary members who help each other with things as well.
    This is quite simply the best community for support I know.

    Check out the Resources tab at the top for addons - all kinds of extras.
    The Resources Manager itself can be bought from XF and used to handle downloads, information pages etc.
  5. Motobaka

    Motobaka Active Member

    I’m new here and not only is Brogan fast and to the point but everyone else is very helpful. Everything I’ve asked has been very quickly solved and in a friendly manner.
  6. NixFifty

    NixFifty Well-Known Member

    The community is great round here. I haven't ever come across one better :p
    LPH likes this.
  7. drpnnreddy

    drpnnreddy New Member

    Hi one more doubt.

    Is the licence fee is one time or every year I need renew.
  8. Brogan

    Brogan XenForo Moderator Staff Member

    The license fee is a one off.

    Annual support and updates is $40, although the first year is included.
  9. drpnnreddy

    drpnnreddy New Member

    Ya. Thank You.

    One more doubt.

    I am a Dentist from India. I have some idea about all these servers and installations etc.

    I want to make a new domain for my purchase.

    What would be your suggestion regarding buying the Installation support from XenForo.

    My web maintenance people are charging a lot for this installation set up process.

    Also I need the advice regarding the server host, amount of space required and other software purchase like SQL and PHP.
  10. Brogan

    Brogan XenForo Moderator Staff Member

    I can't comment on hosting and fees, that varies by provider, service and country.

    The installation service is straightforward installation and nothing else.
    If you can follow simple instructions and know how to use FTP and cPanel you should be able to do it yourself.
  11. drpnnreddy

    drpnnreddy New Member


    Thanks a lot Mr.Brogan.
  12. Adam Howard

    Adam Howard Well-Known Member

    There are also other individuals here who are willing and eager to help new individuals like yourself. I, myself, can easily setup a fresh install in only a few minutes time. And upon your purchase, if you feel you would like someone to help you, please send me a PM and I'll get you going right away.
    Moshe1010 and LPH like this.

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