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  • Will it work on GoDaddy?

    Hello,

    I'm in the process of creating my first website and have decided to add a forum. The word on the street is that vbulletin is the best there is and I don't see a significant difference with other forums in terms of the cost. So why not?

    As I was reading the requirements, I stumbled upon unfamiliar terms:
    • PHP version 5.2.0 or greater
    • MySQL version 4.1.0 or greater

    Well, I don't know what they are but I did check on my godaddy.com account for my hosting capabilities and it says the following:

    PHP Version: PHP 5.x
    MySQL: 0 of 10 Set up MSSQL: 0 of 1 Set up

    I am assuming that the fact that it says "0 of 1" and let's me "Set it up" means that I'm good to go on the MySQL requirement. However, I am a bit concerned with PHP 5.x, I don't know what X stands for, but it appears to be below 5.2.0. or greater which is required by vbulletin.

    Will I be able to install vbulletin?

    While I'm here, I'll also ask: will I be able to install it, considering that I'm not a programmer in any way? I'm not an idiot, I figured out html and css to write my first website in notepad++, but still, if it will take me a couple of months just to figure out the installation process, it may not be worth it, lol. It's just that I hear some people complaining that "yeah, it's not a problem, if you're a programmer!"

    Looking forward to hearing from anyone

  • #2
    You have to ask GoDaddy if they have the required versions of not. We can't tell from that. Also GoDaddy hosting can work with vBulletin but only if you make sure they put you on a Linux server. Their Windows servers are not set up correctly for PHP and MySQL.
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    • #3
      It seems that many people are with their hosting.

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      • #4
        I see. Now that I'm looking into it, I'm beginning to see that, perhaps, I didn't choose the right hosting provider.

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        • #5
          Originally posted by SpaceChronology View Post
          I see. Now that I'm looking into it, I'm beginning to see that, perhaps, I didn't choose the right hosting provider.
          GoDaddy has had repeated security lapses resulting in customers having their websites defaced. They are probably OK for small sites but really, I would find a better host.
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          • #6
            Originally posted by ENF View Post
            GoDaddy has had repeated security lapses resulting in customers having their websites defaced. They are probably OK for small sites but really, I would find a better host.
            I agree.

            Last time I hosted with GoDaddy, then I got malware attack, then I switch to hostgator. now its okay.

            for the main question, yes you can install with godaddy. but the database server name= localhost for the mysql in the config.pho you have to put Godaddy value for the host, because they use different name for localhost.
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            • #7
              Originally posted by napy8gen View Post
              I agree.

              Last time I hosted with GoDaddy, then I got malware attack, then I switch to hostgator. now its okay.

              for the main question, yes you can install with godaddy. but the database server name= localhost for the mysql in the config.pho you have to put Godaddy value for the host, because they use different name for localhost.
              I guess I'll stick with godaddy until I encounter a first problem. Is hostgator the optimal choice?

              Thanks for the heads up on what to change to make it work.

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              • #8
                I've been with Godaddy for over two years. Running the vps with 2gigs of ram. Over the two years our site has been down maybe 3 times. Some performance issues here and there but overall godaddy really does have good support.
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                • #9
                  I will still say go with hostgator as its more reliable and there support is awesome .... but godaddy with vb is a FAIL ....

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                  • #10
                    Originally posted by General Lee View Post
                    I've been with Godaddy for over two years. Running the vps with 2gigs of ram. Over the two years our site has been down maybe 3 times. Some performance issues here and there but overall godaddy really does have good support.
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                    • #11
                      I'd stay away from godaddy, they screwed alot of people over on a lot of things.

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