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Discussion in 'XenForo Pre-Sales Questions' started by tijokurian2010, Nov 4, 2011.

  1. Dear All,
    I am new to this software..
    I have heard about vbulletin, phpbb2, phpbb3, smf, etcs.

    I have purchased recently package consisting of domain and hosting for 3 years

    Unlimited Domain Hosting Plan: Windows
    Domain Hosting is Unlimited
    Disk Space Unlimited
    Bandwidth per Month Unlimited
    Ms SQL Databases unlimited
    My SQL Databases unlimited
    MS Access Database unlimited
    E-Mails IDs Unlimited

    Please let me if i can buy this software and make it work on my site.

  2. Brogan

    Brogan XenForo Moderator Staff Member

    You can confirm the server specs are sufficient by running the script and confirming the required modules and versions are as required.

    XenForo System Requirements
    • PHP: 5.2.4+
    • MySQL: 5.0+
    • PHP extensions: MySQLi, GD (with JPEG support), PCRE, SPL, SimpleXML, DOM, JSON, iconv, ctype
    • PHP safe_mode off
    Download the requirements test script.
  3. They said it will work fine...

    then also i need to know more about this software..

    What is the license period.

    Is it easy to install this software via ftp.

    is it easy to make change.

    I am only familiar with phpbb2, phpbb3, smf etc...

  4. Brogan

    Brogan XenForo Moderator Staff Member

    The license is a lifetime license.
    There is an annual $40 charge for updates and support, the first year is included in the license.

    Installation is very easy, takes less than 5 minutes in most cases: http://xenforo.com/help/installation/

    Customisation is much, much easier than phpBB3 - I converted from phpBB3 in January.
    All text is done via phrases, styling is done in the ACP using Style Properties: http://xenforo.com/help/style-reference/
  5. How many times can i install this software on my server and can i use this software 2 times if i have 2 sites.

    Is they any sort of restriction or any important thing need to keep in my mind.
  6. Brogan

    Brogan XenForo Moderator Staff Member

  7. How can i create a test license.

    Do i need create a backup whole package once i receive it.

    Do i need to create backup of my site every month or it will be safe.

    I am bit confused. Please help me out

    I have 1 domain .us extension in that i have 3 folders namely

    1. Forum (links + screenshots + description)
    2. Crew (racing crew for online game) (screenshots + description)
    3. Torrent (links + screenshots + description)

    No data is stored of my site

    I need forum site for all the 3, so can i create 3 copies of the original package or do i need to purchase 3 licenses.
  8. Brogan

    Brogan XenForo Moderator Staff Member

    What do you mean by "create a test license"?

    You can either apply for an online demo (Admin Demo) or purchase a license.

    If you use the demo you can't transfer anything from that to your own site in the future.

    If you purchase a license you can install the software on one live site and also create a test installation, which cannot be public.

    You will need three licenses for three different sites.

    Regarding backups, it's up to you or your host to take regular backups of the server files and database.
  9. I dont have 3 sites..

    I only have 1 domain in that i have created 3 folders 2 are currently working with phpbb3 software

    For instance


    Domain remains the same for all the 3 folders

    I wish to know do i need to install this forum software in all the 3 folders or 2 more license are needed for that.
  10. CurveGotti

    CurveGotti Active Member

    As Brogan already stated in his last post, you would need to have 2 more licenses to run a site in that manor. You can only have 1 live installation per license.
  11. So what does this mean

    How many installations can I make with a single license?
    Each license permits you to install the software once. However, you may create a single additional test installation for testing purposes only. Any test installation of this kind must be password protected, and access to it must be limited to you and your website staff.
  12. CurveGotti

    CurveGotti Active Member

    It just means you can set up a restricted test installation for staff members, for testing out modifications and working on styles.
  13. How can i do that.
  14. Brogan

    Brogan XenForo Moderator Staff Member

    In exactly the same way you install the software normally.

    It just can't be publicly accessible.

    I'm not sure how the information and instructions can be made any clearer.
  15. CurveGotti

    CurveGotti Active Member

    Unless you mean how to make it private, like Brogan I don't know what I can say to help clarify it for you.

    If you mean how to make it private google -> .htaccess password protect

    or if you use cpanel scroll to "Security -> Password Protect Directories"
  16. Brogan

    Brogan XenForo Moderator Staff Member

  17. I am sorry if i am irritating you guyz.

    I dont know anything about this software.

    I am use to phpbb3 and i can install as many times in as many folders.

    Thanks guyz for all your help..
  18. Brogan

    Brogan XenForo Moderator Staff Member

    phpBB is free software and doesn't require a license, XenForo isn't and does.
  19. yes i know thatswhy i have so many doubts and also i am using it for the first time.

    can i use this software for a long time atleast for 5 years
  20. Brogan

    Brogan XenForo Moderator Staff Member


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