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How much did you spend for your Website?

Discussion in 'Forum Management' started by yavuz, Nov 4, 2013.

  1. yavuz

    yavuz Well-Known Member

    So I was bored and wanted to check how much money I spend for my XenForo websites. Funny, my anticipation was much higher but the number turned out to be much less.

    I rounded some of the figures a bit to ease the calculation:

    UI.X Class 40.00 USD
    UI.X 30.00 USD
    Velour 10.00 USD
    Imperial 29.00 USD

    109 USD

    Post Ratings - taking likes to the next level 20.00 GBP (31.00 USD)
    Competitions for XenForo 25.00 GBP (40.00 USD)
    Bookmarks 19.00 GBP (30.00 USD)
    ******* - Modern Statistics 30.00 USD
    TaigaChat Pro - Realtime chat/shoutbox 25.00 GBP (40.00 USD)
    Xen Media Gallery 40.00 GBP (64.00 USD)
    Friend Inviter 10.00 GBP (16.00 USD)
    Notifications 10.00 GBP (16.00 USD)
    GoodForNothing XenSocialize 15.00 USD
    sonnb - Messages Mass Actions 20.00 USD
    Simple Gallery 29.95 AUD (29.00 USD)
    XenScripts WordPress to XenForo Bridge 39.99 USD

    371 USD

    Had it Developed
    First Click Free 150 USD
    TMDb Integration 150 USD
    BD Image Addon 50 USD
    Post as User Addon 40.00 (65.00 USD) GBP

    415 USD

    XenForo Official Products
    Two Resource Managers 45 USD
    XenForo License: 100 USD
    One Extra XenForo License: 136 USD

    281 USD

    Total of 1176 USD

    I'll probably spend more towards having some new addons developed. How much did you spend for your website?
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  2. sweetpotato

    sweetpotato Active Member

    How much do you spend for hosting?
  3. yavuz

    yavuz Well-Known Member

    I have a dedicated server that costs me about 50 Euro's / monthly. Though I have other websites / clients on the server it's not dedicated to XenForo only.
  4. Sheldon

    Sheldon Well-Known Member

    I don't wanna add mine up... :sick:
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  5. The Forum Heroes

    The Forum Heroes Well-Known Member

    Yeah me either. I own 4 copies of Sportsbook alone..
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  6. Dakis

    Dakis Well-Known Member

    I've spent around 2500$ for the transition of my main site to xenforo, and I've converted 5 more since then, so... I've lost track. :D
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  7. craigiri

    craigiri Well-Known Member

    I must be cheap - my droneflyers site cost me about $300 total for XF, themes and add-ons. Maybe less.

    Hearth.com is another story due to custom imports in the first place - my old forums were in a rare forum software. All Hail Jake B.
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  8. tajhay

    tajhay Well-Known Member

    Themes - between $100-150
    1 Xenforo License, 1 unused RM license ~$150
    Addons bought from RM here + license extensions $3-400
    Donations to addon developers or those who have provided assistance ~$100
    Custom Addons ~$300.
    Hosting for most of the life of the forum has been free due to sponsorship agreement with hosting company(we place their logo and backlink in footer).

    So roughly a grand or less. Have easily generated more than this via adsense and sponsorship from companies.
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  9. yavuz

    yavuz Well-Known Member

    Thats a lot for my taste Dakis, but you have done well with your site. When it's worth in the end the rest doesn't count I guess.
  10. sbj

    sbj Well-Known Member

    I guess you all spend so much money because in return you earn money.

    Else I can not understand why you need to spend so much money. Just a xenforo license is enough for me. But it depends on what you want to do of course.
  11. The Forum Heroes

    The Forum Heroes Well-Known Member

    All hobbies turn out to be expensive at some point
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  12. Tracy Perry

    Tracy Perry Well-Known Member

    And there you have it in a nutshell. This is a hobby for me and not a business. If I was back into hunting, it would be $1000 for a rifle, another $1500-$2000 for a scope, the necessary hunting gear (adding camo to normal pants seems to increase the price by about 40% :LOL:), ammo for hunting, ammo for practice. Heck, when I was really heavy into hunting I had about $35,000 invested in all the base stuff. Got rid of most of the guns (I hunt with flint muzzle loader now) but kept the clothes.
    The motorcycle is the same way. Need a new helmet, then need a bluetooth intercom system - oh, that jacket looks neat, think I need it too. Now I need a trailer to pull behind the bike so I can carry all my goodies that I need and any that I pick up along the way. ;)
    All hobbies are expensive. This one is running me (now) about $500'ish a month.
    Last edited: Nov 5, 2013
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  13. petr1

    petr1 New Member

    Probably around 500-600€ before upgrading to Xenforo. Just bought Xenforo and I think it'll take few hundreds before it's ready.
  14. Sheldon

    Sheldon Well-Known Member

  15. EQnoble

    EQnoble Well-Known Member

    If I added up everything I spent for a site that I never even ended up going public with...I would be forced to throw away my keyboard or ignore what should be obvious and sound logic. If you count (time * hourly) and add that to the total , you would find me a short pier and advise me to take a long walk.
  16. Tracy Perry

    Tracy Perry Well-Known Member

    Hey, the free VPS offer still stands. ;)
    You could be my guinea pig. :p
  17. Code Monkey

    Code Monkey Well-Known Member

    I don't want to think about it. :D
  18. Eoj Nawoh

    Eoj Nawoh Active Member

    In between my site, my servers and all their addons, plugins, maps, and features, it's got to be at least $1500. Not that I want to do the math and confirm any of these numbers and nightmares.
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  19. smartpixels

    smartpixels Active Member

    I spend more money on content than scripts about 2 VA's cost me $500 per month.
    Hosting costs $50 per month

    2 Xenforo + 1 Resource - $200
    1 Showcase - $40
    Other addons bought - $50
    Donated - $150

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