No such thing as a truly Managed Xenforo host?

MapleOne

Member
I was looking around and there are a few Xenforo webhosts that kinda specialize in hosting Xenforo but to date everything I have looked at is just KINDA.

Lets dream a little and think what would be incredible....

1. A webhost that starts a new forum on a starter package and resells all the Xenforo licensing and does the initial install. (I just pay the bill)

2. If I want to make a change I can pay an hourly fee or a predetermined fee.

3. They bill me for the license renewal and addons as I need them.

4. They automatically (or I ask) upgrade my package as the site grows.

5. They have a specialist available if the site comes under attack and we need to increase security.

6. They are capable of handling outgoing notification emails for me automatically so I don't have to worry about the 100 emails per hour limit.


I understand there are services the bigger forums use to assure notification emails are delivered without imposing limits on outgoing but to me that would be part of a fully hosted solution. In other words, whoever looks after my account sets that up. I cannot see any Xenforo site not wanting to get the notification emails delivered.

So as much as I have read and there are a number of webhosts that say they do things and a few private members on this forum that claim the same, I see no actual service that actually specifies they handle all of this.

There is another Forum software that has a cloud hosted version and I test drove it. It was pricey but I would have paid it no issues because they seem to take the technical aspects away from the board admin and all one has to do is worry about running the forum. Thing is I personally do not care for that software because I used them on a larger forum I used to own and I much prefer the direction Xenforo is going in.
 

Claudio

Well-known member
1. A webhost that starts a new forum on a starter package and resells all the Xenforo licensing and does the initial install. (I just pay the bill)

2. If I want to make a change I can pay an hourly fee or a predetermined fee.

3. They bill me for the license renewal and addons as I need them.

4. They automatically (or I ask) upgrade my package as the site grows.

5. They have a specialist available if the site comes under attack and we need to increase security.

6. They are capable of handling outgoing notification emails for me automatically so I don't have to worry about the 100 emails per hour limit.
That's exactly the kind of work we do (https://todo10.com/en/web-hosting and https://todo10.com/en/maintenance-plans). Feel free to visit us at https://todo10.com/en or send me a private message.
 

MapleOne

Member
When I made this topic I was not aware of the Xenforo Cloud offering and quite honestly the idea of getting another web host, installing, and managing another forum install did not appeal to me.

I am currently testing the features of Xenforo Cloud and from what I see so far it definitely checks all my boxes. I can run as many communities as I want and as long as I pay my subscriptions they just work.

There is a certain comfort knowing I am with the people that make the software so I can be assured I will never be left in the dark.

So I appreciate everyone's feedback, and I had looked at the some of the alternate Xenforo service providers, but for me right now the cloud offering is the best fit.
 
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