XF 2.2 Text Reply Box & Similar Threads

OverHere

Active member
Hello All

1. I have the latest v2.1.10 Patch 2 version on my forum, which I believe is the latest Stable version. But there are some differences between what I have and what appears here on XF in terms of text reply box features and other features.

What version is here on XF?

2. And is the feature 'Similar Threads' not a part of v2.1.10 Patch 2?

Thanks
 

Brogan

XenForo moderator
Staff member
It's a new feature in XFES 2.2.

 

OverHere

Active member
It's a new feature in XFES 2.2.

I see, but my Host says (about ElasticSearch):

"Elasticsearch is a third party application written in Java and it's not installed in vps servers by default. Elasticsearch is known for high memory usage and we don't recommend installing it in entry-level vps plans(It can cause out of memory issues)"

My forum is relatively new but I do want the feature Similar Threads as I believe this is a 'sticky' feature.

Should I go ahead with 'Similar Threads' or not?

Please advise.
 
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Chromaniac

Well-known member
XFES has tripled my hosting costs. You have to keep that in mind. For me, Elasticsearch requires a more powerful VPS than what my forum itself does. If costing is not an issue... It is definitely worth the improved search and new ES powered features!
 

Brogan

XenForo moderator
Staff member
There's also the option of hosted elasticsearch.

Obviously that's not free but it may work out cheaper than paying for upgraded hosting.
 

Chromaniac

Well-known member
self hosted is slightly cheaper for me (iirc 16 dollars/month is the base plan offered by elastic.co). but securing elastic search was quite a pain. so yes. hosted solution is a better idea!
 

imno007

Well-known member
You can try out a "free" tier plan on Amazon. I put it in quotations because I tried it once and they ended up charging me something like $8 after only a couple of days, and projection for future usage was in the red. There's a couple of addon's here for similar threads, if that's what's most important to you.
 
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