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Is ther a managed 7 hosted solution for XenForo?

Discussion in 'XenForo Pre-Sales Questions' started by +DS_DV+, Oct 20, 2014.

  1. +DS_DV+

    +DS_DV+ Active Member

    Hi,Is ther a managed hosted solution for XenForo?
    i have/had an SMF Forum with a Portal and a Blog mod.

    But for security reasons i wanna migrate to a Hosted / Managed solution.

    vBulletin dont support themes and is realy vanilla so best alternative was IP Board wich has only 25 Average online useres in my pricing range (and dindt awnserd my pre sales questions yet).

    SO my question for XenForo (wich is supposed to be the holy grale of ForumSoftware these day):

    Do you have a hosted service?
    Or is there on wvailable form a 3rd party?

    with best +DS_DV+
    Last edited: Oct 20, 2014
  2. Brogan

    Brogan XenForo Moderator Staff Member

    No, we do not offer a hosted service.

    You would need to purchase a domain and hosting separately.
  3. +DS_DV+

    +DS_DV+ Active Member

    I have both.

    But my problem is that i dont have the expertise to manage such a web project - expesialy when it comes to bugfixing for security reasons ...

    a website would be the vullun on my server.

    is there a 3rd party hoster where you can rent managed xenforo hosting?
  4. Brogan

    Brogan XenForo Moderator Staff Member

    We do not allow third parties to offer managed (reseller) hosting.

    What exactly is your concern with regards to security?
    The vast majority of sites are installed on regular hosting, with no issues.
  5. +DS_DV+

    +DS_DV+ Active Member

    im very paranoid in sercurity conecerns and the problem is that i have (as mentioned) no real skills.
    im not even a real skirpt kiddy my "skills" are to set up some game server and cms systems for a website and read some html.

    And if i look to some exploit DB's you mostly find them in popular websoftware.

    And if someone mange that for me i feel safer.
  6. Brogan

    Brogan XenForo Moderator Staff Member

    You don't need any skills.

    If you purchase managed hosting, it is your hosts job to manage the server.
  7. +DS_DV+

    +DS_DV+ Active Member

    i ment managed forum hosting so thats his job to manage updates bug ffiexes etc.
    like IPS / vBulletin provide

    another question:
    is ther an alternetiv way for financing the license?
    Last edited: Oct 20, 2014
  8. Brogan

    Brogan XenForo Moderator Staff Member

    There are no payment plans, if that's what you mean.

    We accept payment in full via PayPal or wire/bank transfer.
  9. petertdavis

    petertdavis Well-Known Member

    You can find managed hosting in here: https://xenforo.com/community/forums/third-party-service-offers.42/

    But, as Brogan points out, you'll need to purchase the Xenforo license separately from Xenforo directly.

    I wanted to add though, that while you can get the hosted service from IPB for what seems like an inexpensive monthly amount, when you look at that limit of users online, in my experience they're going to count bots. So, that $20 a month turns into $30 when Baidu hits your site. That's my experience anyway.

    Besides, you can do better by buying XF up front and get hosting for under $10 a month on a new forum without any of the "users online" nonsense. It takes less than a year for IPB to cost more than XF, if you go with their hosted.

    Plus, at the end of the day you still own the XF license even if your forum doesn't make it, with IPB hosted you own nothing.
    wedgar likes this.
  10. Claudio

    Claudio Well-Known Member


    We offer a XenForo monthly maintenance service which includes web hosting as well. Check my signature for more details.
  11. +DS_DV+

    +DS_DV+ Active Member

    Looks like i have to buy an XF License :D

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