Discussion in 'XenForo Pre-Sales Questions' started by tpc07, Nov 8, 2012.
For xenForo, will godaddy hosting specifications be suitable?
Most current hosting packages will be sufficient for hosting XenForo.
The mindset you need to be in, however, is "is this company going to provide good value for money? good support? cater for future growth of my website?".
Thanks Chris for pointing other factors to consider
Before purchasing hosting, you should get them to run the requirements test script which can be found here: http://xenforo.com/xenforo-requirements-test.zip
That way you can be completely sure that your host will be able to sufficiently run XF.
Technically speaking, I would not advise any site which uses php or MySQL to use GoDaddy as a web host. You need only do a quick Google or DuckDuckGo or Bing Search to discover the overwhelming response people feel when using even as simple as WordPress; fails on GoDaddy.
The community here has a few reviews on host
You can also compare and shop around using
Between those two informative sources; I would image it will be easy for you to find a web host which is right for you.
If you seek a recommendation in the here and now, I would personally suggest the following alternatives which I have tested and am currently testing;
* Current approved list
Iceland = http://www.thordc.com
Sweden = http://www.bahnhof.net
Germany = http://www.server4you.net
Sweden = http://www.prq.se
Sweden = http://www.glesys.se
Sweden = http://www.swedehost.net
Netherlands = http://www.leaseweb.com
Malaysia = http://www.shinjiru.com
Netherlands = http://www.transip.eu
United Kingdom = http://www.simplexwebs.com
United States = https://my.hawkhost.com/aff.php?aff=1096
* I've used them, tested them, and would recommend them.
** I'm exploring their services now and will report back at a later time
But again I would still recommend that you do your homework and find what you believe is the right host for you. XenForo uses very few resources and so most of the time your only concern will be in finding a web host which is friendly and stable
I am using HawkHost (Netherlands server) for more than a year now, never had any downtime
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Just upgraded my VPS
Is it advisable to register your domain name separate from your hosting?
That's what I did.. registered my domain with Namecheap and I'm hosting with A Small Orange.
Some companies tell you that you get a "free domain name" if you host with them.
USUALLY this is not good as it means THEY own the name not you. You can choose the name but you don't own it.
Then if you want to move on due to poor service they charge you a hefty fee to transfer the name to you - much much more than the name alone would normally cost. It's to block you moving.
So if there is an offer of domain name included/ or free domain name CHECK!
For sure. I do nothing like that. I use Godaddy and while I don't care much for them they are fine for handling my domains and cheap with coupons and codes they send me. Hosting is another issue and for me at Barrett Networks it is all smooth sailing.
If anyone's interested, a brilliant UK-based webhost is Krystal Hosting, and a good (and very cheap!) VPS provider is DigitalOcean - I personally use both, and I'm very happy with them.
I have my own company, not that I'm advertising it (well I am).
But I run my XenForo forum there and it works very, very well.
The prices are pretty cheap too and I, myself, am cPanel certified.
The link is in my signature if you're interested.
However, if you're looking for more established providers,
I believe HostGator is pretty good, though a bit expensive.
But yes, definitely wouldn't recommend Godaddy.
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