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Siteground Starter Package

Discussion in 'XenForo Pre-Sales Questions' started by NinaMcI, Sep 10, 2014.

  1. NinaMcI

    NinaMcI Active Member

    I'm planning on buying a Xenforo license and am looking at starter hosting packages to test my forum. Would you recommend the Siteground Starter Package to do this?
  2. Arty

    Arty Well-Known Member

    Looks like usual Linux hosting with cPanel. That should work fine.
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  3. NinaMcI

    NinaMcI Active Member

    Thanks. Just discovered that they charge $50 to install Xenforo Software, though.
  4. Brogan

    Brogan XenForo Moderator Staff Member

    Installing XenForo is very easy.

    It's a matter of creating a database and user, uploading the files and clicking a few buttons.
  5. Arty

    Arty Well-Known Member

    You don't need their services. Read up basic tutorials on how to setup database with cPanel, how to upload files via FTP and you should be able to install it yourself. There should be plenty of those tutorials on web because cPanel is the most popular hosting control panel.
    Neal likes this.
  6. NinaMcI

    NinaMcI Active Member

    Thanks. I've decided to go with Nimbus as Siteground initially said they couldn't host Xenforo on their starter package, then said they could, but were not familiar with Xenforo software...it didn't inspire confidence. Nimbus seem to specialise in Xenforo and they install for free...being a total newbie in these things, I'd prefer it if they did it for me.
    MQK8 likes this.
  7. emmy

    emmy Active Member

    Okay...we have expert like @oman who can assist you with any Xenforo/add-on installations - I have been using him with no regrets:)
  8. MQK8

    MQK8 Active Member

    Good move NinaMcI, I too was a total newbie, still am actually and thought I could install Xenforo cause I too was told it was just a few click and a few buttons, wrong. It was a disaster. So like you I chose a host who installed it for me for free as part of the package. All these professionals around here make it sound easy but if you're just starting out it can be a challenge. JMO.. Good luck on your forum..:)
    NinaMcI likes this.
  9. oman

    oman Well-Known Member

    If you would like assistance with an installation, feel free to contact me. :) Happy to help. - https://xenforo.com/community/conversations/add?to=oman
    Last edited: Sep 11, 2014
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