I have little experience in forum software, the only one I've tried so far is VBulletin 5 Connect, which I find very difficult to upgrade (it always broke when I did this) and other things that made me feel uncomfortable.
My intention is in no way to start a discussion xenforo vs vbulletin, I simply don't have the knowledge for such a thing (and not the wish either).
1. In vBulletin you are told that the usual typical backups performed via cpanel are not reliable enough and that you have to do them with ssh (or something like this). I have seen I can't learn doing backups via ssh now.
How are backups done in Xen Foro. Are the easy cpanel backups reliable enough?
2. I have read somewhere here in the forum that upgrading is easy with XenForo. Is this truly so?
3. This question is not very important, but now that I am at it...
Can you use your domain/URL without the www? InWordpress it redirects the www to no www without doing anything special.
4. One thing about the style. Can you choose to have the forum or subforum description under the forum title always visible. I have mostly seen that you have to put the cursor on the title to see it. I haven't found a way to change it in the demo back end. Maybe I didn't look harder enough?
I manage reasonable well with Wordpress and can do things like create mysql databases manually and installing Wordpress manually with ease using Filezila. I can transfer one website to another host with backupbuddy (although not always with ease in this case). That's about all the technical aspects I can handle.
I could spend more days with the demo, but there are things you simply don't see and I would like your opinion. I am dying to finally start my forum once and for all!
Thanks for your time