I'm not sure if this is the right place to ask this, but if it is not, please move this thread to the correct subforum.
Anyway, I sort of have a "community" in Facebook where competitive gaming is discussed, and given the fact that we're too many people now, things are getting confusing so we need to move to a website.
I'm most familiar with XenForo due to that other competitive gaming-related forums use XF (Decerto.net, Testyourmight.com, euesports.com, etc), so going for XF is practically a no-brainer for me/us.
However, I have zero experience when it comes to websites and purchasing forum licenses and such, so I need as much help as possible on this one:
- Should I purchase the domain and web hosting on local suppliers? Or is there any recommendations you can give us on web hosting solutions and such? I've read that XenForo has specifications, so I wouldn't want to purchase a uncompatible service.
Please bare in mind that we live in Peru (south america), so I don't even know if it's possible for me to purchase web hosting from the states.
All we're looking for is to look more professional, have a easy-to-manage forum and have a more organized community. We also do not need anything too fancy as we're a small community by now (although it's quite possible that more people may join us, which is the main idea behind the website).
If any of you could help us explaining the domain/web hosting things about XF, it would be great.