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Question Before Buying Anything Now

#1
After talking with some people here's my plan.

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Webhost

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Intro Plan

Telus Webhosting

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

$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: XenForo License 1.5

XenForo System Requirements

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- PHP: 5.2.11+ (Get PHP 5.4+)
- 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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$140

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: $??

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XenForo Forum Addons

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Add-ons

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

Bookmark 1.8 - https://xenforo.com/community/resources/bookmark.3970/ - Free

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Requirements: None

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Threadmarks 1.3.3 - https://xenforo.com/community/resources/threadmarks.3939/ - Free

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Requirements: None

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Thread Starter Alerts 1.1.9 - https://xenforo.com/community/resources/thread-starter-alerts.5395/ - $35

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

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Requirements

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

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Enhanced Search Improvements - Word Count 1.1.3 - https://xenforo.com/community/resources/enhanced-search-improvements-word-count.4763/ - Free

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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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ElasticSearch Essentials 2.2.10 - https://xenforo.com/community/resources/elasticsearch-essentials.4801/ - $30

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Requirements

XenForo Enhanced Search
ElasticSearch (1.x or 2.x or 5.x)
php 5.4+

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Total: Close to $400

I have no idea what some of that means. I am clueless when it comes to this. Is there someone I can hire to set it all up for me?

Note.

I don't plan to do this for a few months since it will take time to raise the money.
 

ENF

Well-known member
#3
I have no idea what some of that means. I am clueless when it comes to this. Is there someone I can hire to set it all up for me?

Note.

I don't plan to do this for a few months since it will take time to raise the money.
If you're just starting out, the only 2 things you need from that list are:

Hosting ($77/year) (+Domain name?)
Xenforo ($140) (+Renewal after first year, etc.)

You don't need Elasticsearch and those other paid addons unless you know what they are and what their functions are for.
A brand new site, definitely doesn't need Elasticsearch and it can be added later if your site is large enough to warrant it.

Anyway, I'd start with basic XF and hosting and then add items as you feel comfortable or find that you really need those extras.
 
#4
If you're just starting out, the only 2 things you need from that list are:

Hosting ($77/year) (+Domain name?)
Xenforo ($140) (+Renewal after first year, etc.)

You don't need Elasticsearch and those other paid addons unless you know what they are and what their functions are for.
A brand new site, definitely doesn't need Elasticsearch and it can be added later if your site is large enough to warrant it.

Anyway, I'd start with basic XF and hosting and then add items as you feel comfortable or find that you really need those extras.
I know what they do. I've used them on other forums that I have joined. I just don't have any idea how to install them and set them up. I also have no idea how to get php and mysql installed either. That's why I want to pay someone to do it.

As for Elastic Search, it's a requirement for most of the add ons I want.

So, who can I hire for installing?
 
#9
If you're just starting out, the only 2 things you need from that list are:

Hosting ($77/year) (+Domain name?)
Xenforo ($140) (+Renewal after first year, etc.)

You don't need Elasticsearch and those other paid addons unless you know what they are and what their functions are for.
A brand new site, definitely doesn't need Elasticsearch and it can be added later if your site is large enough to warrant it.

Anyway, I'd start with basic XF and hosting and then add items as you feel comfortable or find that you really need those extras.
How's this then?

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Webhost

-------

Intro Plan

Telus Webhosting

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

$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

@@@

------------------------

XenForo Software License

------------------------

XenForo License

https://xenforo.com/purchase/

License: XenForo License 1.5

XenForo System Requirements

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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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$140

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XenForo Forum Addons

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Add-ons

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

Bookmark 1.8 - https://xenforo.com/community/resources/bookmark.3970/ - Free

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Requirements: None

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Threadmarks 1.3.3 - https://xenforo.com/community/resources/threadmarks.3939/ - Free

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Requirements: None

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[TH] Library 1.4.0 - https://xenforo.com/community/resources/th-library.222/ - Free

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Requirements: None

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Total: $217 + however much to pay to have someone install it

This is going to be a fanfiction forum now. I did want the thread starter add on, useful for knowing when the author has posted, but it's got too many requirements there. I guess I can build a good fanfiction forum with this revised plan instead now.
 

Nudaii

Well-known member
#10
Ohh fan fiction, awesome stuff!

There other ways to easily mark up who the thread starter is, am working on one for my own forum and would gladly share it