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Hosting needed

Discussion in 'XenForo Pre-Sales Questions' started by Ken Black, Nov 11, 2013.

  1. Ken Black

    Ken Black Member

    Hi, is VPS hosting needed for XenForo ?
     
  2. Tracy Perry

    Tracy Perry Well-Known Member

    No... it will run fine on a shared hosting environment (until you outgrow the shared hosts restrictions).
     
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  3. Ken Black

    Ken Black Member

    Thanks Tracy. By outgrow, how many members do you mean or bandwidth ?
     
  4. MattW

    MattW Well-Known Member

    Both, but also number of posts, attachments, conversations etc will affect the resources your site needs to operate.

    If you have a smaller site, but want to use Enhanced Search, you will need a VPS or Dedicated server.
     
  5. The Forum Heroes

    The Forum Heroes Well-Known Member

    Not true. We offer Enhanced Search with our shared hosting services as a add-on.
     
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  6. MattW

    MattW Well-Known Member

    Yeah, but you are specialising in XenForo hosting. I bet 99% of other shared hosts wouldn't entertain that.
     
  7. The Forum Heroes

    The Forum Heroes Well-Known Member

    Oh I agree, but was just saying it does exist under shared if you know where to look :p VPS or dedi isn't required :)
     
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  8. Tracy Perry

    Tracy Perry Well-Known Member

    But if your into self-punishment it helps! :ROFLMAO:
     
  9. Ken Black

    Ken Black Member

    So VPS is not a good idea ???
     
  10. MattW

    MattW Well-Known Member

    It depends. I run my site on a VPS.
     
  11. Tracy Perry

    Tracy Perry Well-Known Member

    There's nothing wrong with a VPS. If unmanaged then you need to be Linux savvy. I run one forum on a dual L5639 dedicated server and then 5 others on a dual L5520 one. Overkill for any of them but I enjoy maintaining the servers personally.
     
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  12. Deathstarr

    Deathstarr Active Member

    I run mine on a shared hosting environment. Its quick and responsive, I dread having to move to a vps or a dedi because of cost.
     
  13. Tracy Perry

    Tracy Perry Well-Known Member

    It's only money.... you can't take it with you. :D
    For all 3 of my servers I'm only paying around $220 a month now. None of them have hardware RAID (software only) and I back all the data up regularly to a remote VPS and here at the house. The hosting provider is supposed to be pretty good at getting equipment that fails replaced in a timely manner - and by having multiple servers I can always copy the necessary information over to one of them while it's getting repaired. If nothing else, I can always set up a spare VPS on my Proxmox one.
     
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  14. Deathstarr

    Deathstarr Active Member

    It not that I can' take it with me, its I do not have it to to spend...
     
  15. Khaleal

    Khaleal Active Member

    If your website is small. I would not recommend spending money on VPS or dedicated servers. A shared hosting with a reliable web hosting company would be enough.
    BTW, The number of posts/members does not reflect the website activity.. The members online (with no cookies value change) does. xenForo was built to handle a fair amount of online members without causing heavy load on the server.
    You can start with a shared hosting plan and when the activity on your forum increases enough and your hosting company start complaining you can make the move to a VPS or dedicated server.
     
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