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  • adwade
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    I just wanted to report back that we ended up going with A Small Orange (http://www.asmallorange.com/) for a HOST. Their 'Tiny' plan allows us to start at a great rate (just $2/mo) and allows us to grow whenever we need to one of these days.

    Things I particularily liked about them were: 1)All the positive comments I read from actual users on several forums, 2)The vBulletin 3.5.x Optimization Guide in the 'Getting Started' forum, 3)The fact they didn't limit our emails/hour as some HOSTs do, and finally 4)Their own ASO Forums with lots of Q&A's.

    Anyway, I did manage to get vBulletin installed there alright and so far things are working well for us.
    Cheers, AD

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  • MRGTB
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    Originally posted by Taskmaster
    Do i need to run my own server before getting a web page host?
    No, Just look for a host on the Internet that you pay to upload vBulletin too. All you need to start with is a shared host account. That will cost around £40-65 year. Depending on how much space and bandwith you want to start off with. I pay £67 year for my host top share "Platinum" account. Which is nether here or there as a one of payment for a years shared hosting paid up front.

    just to give you a rouge guideline

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  • Floris
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    Nope, I recommend to find a hosting provider that offers shared hosting accounts on a linux box, that offer apache as web server, php for the programming language and mysql as the database. This is what vbulletin requires.

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  • rh2004
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    Just look for a shared web host account

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  • Quillz
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    Linux is generally preferred for running a server. It by itself is not a web host.

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  • rh2004
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    Originally posted by Taskmaster
    What about Linux? Is it a good web host?
    Linux is a operating system. It is not a web host, think of it just like Windows

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  • Floris
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    If you're not comfortable with installing vBulletin you can hire someone from vBulletin to do it for you. This service is available during and after purchase for $135.

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  • simsim
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    Originally posted by adwade View Post
    Thanxx for the HeadsUp! That is one common thing I've picked up in perusing the forums on here: Find a good host and save yourself some headaches. For now, from all I've read, it looks like our group will probably go with A Small Orange as a HOST.

    Many Thanxx to all who replied, to this thread as well as others about general inquiries of the available HOSTs out there to choose from!
    Perfect choice indeed.. You won't regret it.

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  • adwade
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    Originally posted by ariellio View Post
    whatever you choose, don't choose godaddy
    Thanxx for the HeadsUp! That is one common thing I've picked up in perusing the forums on here: Find a good host and save yourself some headaches. For now, from all I've read, it looks like our group will probably go with A Small Orange as a HOST.

    Many Thanxx to all who replied, to this thread as well as others about general inquiries of the available HOSTs out there to choose from!

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  • ariellio
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    whatever you choose, don't choose godaddy

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  • Quillz
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    I like Site5.

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  • adwade
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    Originally posted by Marco van Herwaarden View Post
    If you feel unsure about installing vBulletin, then you have the option to purchase a Professional Install service while ordering vBulletin.
    Good to know. I just looked though, and saw the Prof Install mentioned is almost as expensive as the software is. Yikes! So for a 'tiny' forum like us (http://groups.yahoo.com/group/Rocketriding/), and funding this out of our pockets I afraid that's beyond our (non-existent) budget for now.

    Anyway, thanxx for all the replies and suggestions to my inquiry. As soon as Vbulletin v3.6 is officially released, I guess we'll be purchasing it and diving into things before long.

    Cheers, A.D.

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  • Marco van Herwaarden
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    Installing vBulletin is a fairly easy process. If you run into any problems, you can in most cases get support either here on our forums, or through the Priority Support system. Support is free for users with a valid license.

    If you feel unsure about installing vBulletin, then you have the option to purchase a Professional Install service while ordering vBulletin.

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  • wii
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    Well, what I meant is that a website is not necessary, you can just use your host to have a forum and that´s it.

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  • Ohiosweetheart
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    My host is reliable, affordable and WILL install your vB for you. I've been with them for almost 1 year, and am very happy with them.

    Hostww

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