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Discussion in 'XenForo Pre-Sales Questions' started by tpc07, Nov 8, 2012.

  1. tpc07

    tpc07 New Member

    For xenForo, will godaddy hosting specifications be suitable?
  2. Chris D

    Chris D XenForo Developer Staff Member

    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?".
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  3. tpc07

    tpc07 New Member

    Thanks Chris for pointing other factors to consider :)
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  4. oman

    oman Well-Known Member

    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.
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  5. Adam Howard

    Adam Howard Well-Known Member

    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
    **Exploratory list
    * 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
  6. Mr. Goodie2Shoes

    Mr. Goodie2Shoes Well-Known Member

    I am using HawkHost (Netherlands server) for more than a year now, never had any downtime :D
  7. RWHP

    RWHP Active Member


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    I have negotiated a great discount to my friends of xenforo

    Use promo code : xenforo30

    This will give you a one time 30% discount

    You can choose monthly or annual and still get the full 30% off

    Please notice that I have no affiliation and have put no affiliate code in url to direct members to checkout this great hosting option and awesome discount.
  8. RWHP

    RWHP Active Member

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    Just upgraded my VPS
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  9. Aarmin

    Aarmin Active Member

  10. Morgain

    Morgain Well-Known Member

    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!
  11. RWHP

    RWHP Active Member

    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.
  12. Teapot

    Teapot Well-Known Member

    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.
  13. Quiver

    Quiver Active Member

    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. :eek:

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