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Newbie hosting suggestions

Discussion in 'XenForo Pre-Sales Questions' started by austinpawers, Sep 7, 2013.

  1. austinpawers

    austinpawers New Member

    Hi Everybody,

    I am planning to start a new forum and because this is going to be a brand new experience for me I am not aware at all about the hosting plans. Please can you kindly suggest me something regarding the hosting plans and configurations.

    Thanks
    Austin
     
  2. Liam W

    Liam W Well-Known Member

    Hi :)

    Depending on how big the forum get's, you'll probably want to go for a VPS, which is your own little space that acts like it's own server.

    However, for a new forum, shared hosting should do just fine - make sure you find something decent. I believe someone here has their own hosting going, with dedicated servers.

    Liam
     
  3. austinpawers

    austinpawers New Member

    @Liam, thanks for the quick response. Can you suggest me websites, brand names you think I should consider as I mentioned already that I am totally new in this forum stuff so would appreciate help from other forum people to share their experiences.

    Thanks
    Austin.
     
  4. Adam Howard

    Adam Howard Well-Known Member

    @austinpawers

    If your community is just starting out a simple shared hosting provider should be enough. Once your site grows, then you may need to move to a VPS (virtual private server). But in your case, as someone starting out fresh, I would recommend a shared account.

    My suggestion for providers are CanSpace.ca and CrocWeb.ca Both are well respected and well reviewed hosting providers on WebHostingTalk.com where you may also seek to find alternatives.
     
  5. The Forum Heroes

    The Forum Heroes Well-Known Member

    Yeap us! :D @austinpawers xFhost.net hosts over 125 xenForo communities, we have also just expanded into a second data center. We co-locate all our servers in both facilities. I would be happy to answer any questions you might have.
     
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  6. Liam W

    Liam W Well-Known Member

    Your plans do look good. If I wasn't with a good VPS now, with cPanel I would probably move :p
     
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  7. The Forum Heroes

    The Forum Heroes Well-Known Member

    We use cPanel with self restore hourly backups via cPanel too :D
     
  8. Liam W

    Liam W Well-Known Member

    :cautious:

    Now, they are dedicated servers, and comparing the stats it might be good, but not quite yet :p
     
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  9. Ken Black

    Ken Black Member

    Is hostgator VPS the best to use ?
     
  10. Tracy Perry

    Tracy Perry Well-Known Member

    I wouldn't call them the "best". They are OK, but I'm sure that there are better ones around. WebHostingTalk is a good place to go to review shared hosting plans.
     
  11. Shyuan

    Shyuan Well-Known Member

    I am with WiredTree, which I am happy using them for almost two years now. Knownhost is also another well-reviewed company. Both companies have great support team. I learn about these web hosting companies from webhostingtalk.com as mentioned above ;)
     
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  12. Tracy Perry

    Tracy Perry Well-Known Member

    Sorry @Ken Black, just noticed you specifically stated VPS... and no, they are NOT the best... There are MANY more that are better. If you do not need a managed VPS, then I would whole-heartedly recommend RamNode, specifically the KVM solutions they have. They were my first VPS and their support (when I needed it) was great. Price (up to the 2GB plan) was competitive and they are RAID 10 SSD. I still have one VPS with them (serves my blogs till the account needs to be paid again - at which time I will place them on my own server that I have configured to set up VPS's on).
     
  13. Ken Black

    Ken Black Member

    I was going to go to Mike Edge here at the forum for hosting.
     
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  14. Tracy Perry

    Tracy Perry Well-Known Member

    Bahhh... Humbug. :p

    He's a good guy. Most folks that use him are well pleased.(y)
     
  15. Ken Black

    Ken Black Member

    okay good to hear. i have not been able to reach him.
     
  16. Tracy Perry

    Tracy Perry Well-Known Member

    Have you tried to contact @Mike Edge via conversation here or at his hosting site?
     
  17. The Forum Heroes

    The Forum Heroes Well-Known Member

    Confused by this as I replied to your PM about 10 minutes before you posted this.
     

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