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    Hi everyone... New here and hoping to set up a forum from scratch... I'm not techie at all so i need loads of help on what would be involved...What programs etc... would I need to purchase and what would over all costs be... please help I would really like to be able to do this sooner rather than later

  • #2
    You'll need:

    - domain name
    - hosting
    - forum software

    All of these will cost so first thing to do is work out what you can afford and then have a look at all the options available for all the above and see if you can make it fit that price
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    • #3
      can you get all these on one package like? Say if i was to purchase either of these am i ready to go ahead or is there more things i will need?



      vBulletin Publishing Suite License

      • Indefinite software license
      • Includes Forums, Blogs, and CMS modules
      • Free updates for this version
      • Discounts for next version upgrades
      • Free forum and ticket support
      • Total value: $495

      Bulk Pricing

      Price: $285/each

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      vBulletin Forum License only

      • Indefinite software license
      • Free updates for this version
      • Discounts for next version upgrades
      • Free forum support

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      • #4
        How to i get a domain name?

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        • #5
          Ok I got a domain name with go daddy Whats next ?

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          • #6
            You need to buy hosting. vBulletin requires a web server that includes PHP (minimum version 5.2) and MySQL (minimum 4.1.0) installed. As long as you choose a host that meets these requirements you will be able to install and run our software.

            Most credible hosts now support both PHP and MySQL, and can run our software. We do not make official recommendations, but we do have a hosting review forum here:

            https://www.vbulletin.com/forum/forumdisplay.php?f=11

            You can also look at http://www.webhostingtalk.com, an independent review site. Sometimes you will find hosting specials there that aren't available elsewhere on the web.
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            • #7
              ok have host now with glow host

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              • #8
                Now you need to find forum software you can afford, install it and start advertising your site.
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                • #9
                  ok so with the 195$ one 4.0 forum licence... Is that actually forum software that I can set up a forum with or just the licence? Sorry about all the questions

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                  • #10
                    It will give you the license to run the software and acces to our Members Area to download it so you can then install it on your server
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                    • #11
                      Yes but is it forum software or just the licence to buy it? like it I buy that option is that it then or do i need to purchase another option with the licence to make a forum?

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                      • #12
                        Like if i buy the 195 one can i set up the forum straight away or is there more fees.. im prob not making much sense at all... sorry

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                        • #13
                          With the licence you can use your forum and get all upgrades vor vbulletin 4.

                          If someday vbulletin 5 will come out you have 2 ways:

                          Move on with vb 4, will cost you nothing more expected your hosting
                          Upgrade Licence to vb5 - than you will have to pay an upgrade license.
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                          • #14
                            Originally posted by Newbiex View Post
                            Like if i buy the 195 one can i set up the forum straight away or is there more fees.. im prob not making much sense at all... sorry
                            Hi,

                            I went through the setting up of the forums myself. Mine has been only in existence since Feb. 17 and it was a joy to set up. I'm still learning and only have now since had to break down and ask a question. From the posts that I have read here, the people are very helpful and knowledgable.

                            My question is that I saw that you got web hosting with Go Daddy. Does it have unlimited hard drive space and unlimited bandwidth? I know a friend who is with Go Daddy but there are restrictions on those two things.

                            Good luck, I'll be watching this thread with interest.

                            Anathama Sit
                            Thank you,
                            Anathama Sit

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                            • #15
                              Originally posted by Anathama Sit View Post
                              Does it have unlimited hard drive space and unlimited bandwidth?
                              You don't want a host that advertises either of those things.

                              For one, it's not at all possible.
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