Looking To Hire Somebody To Install XenForo

My birthday is later this month and I should be getting some money.

I have played around with the XenForo demo a few dozen times.

I like what I saw.

I have decided to setup my own XenForo forum.

I intend it to be used only for fanfics and such.

No one will be able to upload images. If they want an image they'll have to link to an offsite one. This should cut down on how much server room is used.

Done a bit of research and here is what I have come up with so far.

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Webhost

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Telus Webhosting

https://hosting.telushosting.com/cgi-bin/wairs/signup.cgi

Intro Plan

$77.00/year

Intro Plan

10 GB disk space
Unlimited monthly transfer
5 email boxes with 2 GB storage each
Virus scanning, spam protection, POP3, SMTP, IMAP, webmail
FTP accounts, easy site wizard

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XenForo Software License

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XenForo License

https://xenforo.com/purchase/

License: $140

XenForo System Requirements (I have no idea how to do these things) (And most addons I've chosen require PHP 5.4+ to work properly) (I need someone to fix -everything- up for me)

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- PHP: 5.2.11+
- MySQL: 5.0+
- PHP extensions: MySQLi, GD (with JPEG support), PCRE, SPL, SimpleXML, DOM, JSON, iconv, ctype
- PHP safe_mode off

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XenForo Enhanced Search: $50

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Requires elasticsearch 0.16.0 or newer and also XenForo 1.3.0 or newer.

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Elastic Search: $?? (I don't know where to find this or do anything with it either)

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XenForo Forum Addons

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Add-ons

https://xenforo.com/community/resources/categories/add-ons.28/

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Add-on Install & Upgrade 1.3.4 - https://xenforo.com/community/resources/add-on-install-upgrade.960/ - Free

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Compatible XF Versions - 1.2, 1.3, 1.4, 1.5

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Requirements: ZipArchive PHP extension, write permission to the server file system or FTP access

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Install: ???

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Bookmarks 2.0.0 Beta 1 - https://xenforo.com/community/resources/bookmarks.272/ - $35

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Compatible XF Versions - 1.3, 1.4, 1.5

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Requirements: php 5.4+

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Installation: I recommend using Add-on install & upgrade o install this add-on.

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Threadmarks Pro 1.4.3 - https://xenforo.com/community/resources/threadmarks-pro.5467/ - $35

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Compatible XF Versions - 1.3, 1.4, 1.5

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Requirements: php 5.4+

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Installation: I recommend using Add-on install & upgrade to install this add-on.

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Thread Starter Alerts 1.2.0 - https://xenforo.com/community/resources/thread-starter-alerts.5395/ - $35

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Compatible XF Versions - 1.5

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Requirements

- php 5.4+
- XenForo Enhanced Search
- Elastic Search 1.x or 2.x
- Enhanced Search Improvements add-on
- Enhanced Search Improvements - Word Count add-on

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Permissions:

- Thread Starter Alerts
- Min post word count for Thread Starter Alerts

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Installation: Recommend using Add-on install & upgrade to install this add-on.

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Enhanced Search Improvements 1.1.3 - https://xenforo.com/community/resources/enhanced-search-improvements.4762/ - Free

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Compatible XF Versions - 1.5

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Requirements

- php +5.4
- XenForo Enhanced Search
- Elastic Search 1.x

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New Permissions

- Search Options

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Installation

- I recommend using Add-on install & upgrade or [TH] Install and Upgrade to install this addon.

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Enhanced Search Improvements - Word Count 1.1.4 - https://xenforo.com/community/resources/enhanced-search-improvements-word-count.4763/ - Free

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Compatible XF Versions - 1.5

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Requirements

XenForo Enhanced Search
Elastic Search 1.x or 2.x
Enhanced Search Improvements add-on
Threadmarks v1.3.0 (if threadmarks is installed)

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Post-Install Instructions

- Rebuild search index for posts. Rebuild search index for threads if threadmarks are installed

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Installation

- I recommend using Add-on install & upgrade or [#] Install and Upgrade to install this addon.

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Total Price Is: $372

My question is: where can I hire somebody to set it all up for me since I have no idea what I am doing? How much will they charge? I hope not too much.

Also is 10 GB enough space? Or should I go with the 100 GB one? I intend this forum to become as popular as SB, SV, and QQ.

So hopefully there will be a lot of fics in it.
 

Mike Creuzer

Well-known member
Hi there!

Welcome to XenForo!

I offer an affordable hosting plan for XenForo which comes with a new theme per year, a new add-on per year, installation of said products and XenForo itself. Make sure to purchase XenForo first of course, and then if you are interested please get in touch with us!

https://www.themehouse.com/xenforo/hosting
 

Daniel-SP

Well-known member
Hello !

Im not someone you can hire but as I already been like you, I can give you some tips:

  • Here you can browse good service providers over this board. I personally use @MattW services whenever I need since Im not technical. Here you can check is threads and his voucher
  • If you are starting a board from scratch, don't start buying everything that you think you need. Enhanced Search for example is commonly used for large boards and unless you already have some way to bring thousands of users to your forum, skip it for now. Your board wont even have content to be found.. why an enchanced search ? hehe
  • Add-on Install & Upgrade 1.3.4 is really a good thing, we have over here some tutorials on how to install addons, you can do it easy. Trust me. After installing this addon you will be able to install any other addon that you mentioned using it, so you wont have to pay someone to do that. Its really simple, trust me. You find the package of the addon downloaded, browse it and put for instalation.
  • Man, you mentioned some good addons but another tip that I give you is: xenforo is a great and complete system. There are some amazing paid addons but if you don't have a board yet, you are not sure how much they will improve the user experience. Start it as default, grab (free or paid) a good style, a logo and keep improving your forum as much as you can before getting any addon.
This last tip is based 100% in experience. When I founded my forum I have read every single addon here and spent more than $300 in addons. Many of them I never enjoyed their full potential. Even knowing they were usefull, my members didn't need them that time at least.

Buy your addons by demand. If you or your members need it. Based on how they behave you will find out when its time for an improvement.
 

Jake B.

Well-known member
  • If you are starting a board from scratch, don't start buying everything that you think you need. Enhanced Search for example is commonly used for large boards and unless you already have some way to bring thousands of users to your forum, skip it for now. Your board wont even have content to be found.. why an enchanced search ? hehe
Also worth noting Enhanced Search won't work on shared hosting
 

Mike Edge

Well-known member
Also worth noting Enhanced Search won't work on shared hosting
Incorrect! We offer Enhanced Search with our shared hosting packages. I would think all XenForo centric hosts would. Thank you for the recommendation too @Johnny101 Feel free to contact me direct @Nightgazer Starlight I host more XenForo communities then any other host on this site :)

Unlike some of the other hosts around here we don't rent servers or even worse just resell another company labeling it as us.. I own all my hardware and is all co-located at a data center here in Kansas City Missouri
 
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Incorrect! We offer Enhanced Search with our shared hosting packages. I would think all XenForo centric hosts would. Thank you for the recommendation too @Johnny101 Feel free to contact me direct @Nightgazer Starlight I host more XenForo communities then any other host on this site :)
How much does your hosting cost per year? Is it cheaper and/or better than the Telus thing I was thinking of using? They're offering 10 GB disk space and unlimited monthly transfer for $77 a year. If you can offer me the same or better for that price or cheaper then I'd love to hear about it. Let me know.

Also would I be able to choose the name? Spacebattles has https://forums.spacebattles.com/ as their name and I was hoping for https://forums.my-chosen-forum-name-here.com/ for mine.

Also I have no idea how to do the

- PHP: 5.2.11+
- MySQL: 5.0+
- PHP extensions: MySQLi, GD (with JPEG support), PCRE, SPL, SimpleXML, DOM, JSON, iconv, ctype
- PHP safe_mode off

for the XenForo requirements or the

ZipArchive PHP extension, write permission to the server file system or FTP access

for the Add-on Install & Upgrade 1.3.4 addon requirements.

Would you do them for me? Or do I have to figure out how to do it myself.

I will also need the php updated to 5.4+ since the addons require it.

Oh, and here's what I decided to go with. Let me know what you all think of it.

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Webhost

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Currently undecided now.

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XenForo Software License

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XenForo License

https://xenforo.com/purchase/

License: $140

XenForo System Requirements (I have no idea how to do these things) (And most addons I've chosen require PHP 5.4+ to work properly) (I need someone to fix -everything- up for me)

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- PHP: 5.2.11+
- MySQL: 5.0+
- PHP extensions: MySQLi, GD (with JPEG support), PCRE, SPL, SimpleXML, DOM, JSON, iconv, ctype
- PHP safe_mode off

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XenForo Forum Addons

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Add-ons

https://xenforo.com/community/resources/categories/add-ons.28/

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Add-on Install & Upgrade 1.3.4 - https://xenforo.com/community/resources/add-on-install-upgrade.960/ - Free

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Compatible XF Versions - 1.2, 1.3, 1.4, 1.5

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Requirements: ZipArchive PHP extension, write permission to the server file system or FTP access (How the heck do I do this?)

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Install: ???

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Bookmarks 2.0.0 Beta 1 - https://xenforo.com/community/resources/bookmarks.272/ - $35

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Compatible XF Versions - 1.3, 1.4, 1.5

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Requirements: php 5.4+

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Installation: I recommend using Add-on install & upgrade o install this add-on.

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Threadmarks Pro 1.4.3 - https://xenforo.com/community/resources/threadmarks-pro.5467/ - $35

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Compatible XF Versions - 1.3, 1.4, 1.5

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Requirements: php 5.4+

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Installation: I recommend using Add-on install & upgrade to install this add-on.

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Total Price Is: $???
 

Mike Edge

Well-known member
Absolutely, you can use a forums. sub domain off your domain. I will be happy to offer you 12GB Disk with unmetered monthly transfer for $75.oo a year!
We are a 100% xenForo managed host, so we can install your xenForo plus any add-ons or styles you purchase from the talented developers of this community as well.
Yes we have all the needed extensions listed above and use the latest PHP7 build along with cPanel to help manage your domain.
We can also register your domain for you and take care of all the DNS requirements.
 
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Actually, you don't need to hire anyone, you can do it by yourself. Just install XenForo with centmin mod by @eva2000 and you are good to go. There are tons of tutorial on Centmin Mod Forum.
 
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