Officially, when I was on vBulletin 4 I had a backup site with www.ninjapost.com. That's too expensive so I need another one. Unofficially, sometimes I screw up the site or I may have hosting issues that makes the site go down so they need somewhere to go and I need a way to say hey site's messed up, post here for awhile.Why on earth do you need a "backup" site?
Wait, how do you do that?Nope, can't get my head around this one. I'd have thought a mirror using your own domain and another install would be a better "live" backup?
Edit - crossed with your reply, see where you are coming from now with this.
Oh naw.I've got other hosting on an unrelated server and keep off-site backups of the whole forum, so having an emergency mirror is easy to deploy. Fortunately I never used it and therefore it was an exercise in wasting time, since just keeping the database backup was enough to deploy a quick fix anywhere else if I needed it.
The only issue though is if you do need it, you get new content posted elsewhere, then revert back to your original (a bit messy) so your idea of just a standby but otherwise blank forum makes more sense. Sorry when you used the term backup I assumed you meant a sort of clone of your current forum but on a third party host and could not understand the point of it.
lol be my guest. Some posters actually preferred my ninjapost forum back when I had it and you know what? I like ninjapost so much I'd consider moving back to it even Xenforo ceased development. I'd rather do that any other software because Ninjapost is way faster.Yes I dig and am quite liking the idea with a view to flagrantly stealing it
I'm not trying to be an @$$, so don't take offense.I don't need your pity dude it's all good.
Thing is, those with the free forum solutions (I mean, most of them) don't commit to the success of the site. Which is why half of those FFS sites like this one don't have posts in them, it's because the admin (half-the-time) don't care about it. So the members feel, neglected.Seems your sites get the same love... paid solution or not.
Nope, I'll never use a free hosted forum like that.