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    Hi guys


    I would like to purchase the Publishing suit and an install.

    I am currently signed up to a "GoDaddy" hosting package that offers 10gb disc space and "unlimited" bandwith. My question is, as bad as they are are people using godaddy to run small forums?

    Its a shared package so they say they can not open ports for license keys to verify themselves, will this be an issue during an install of VB and if I purchased the product and the installers were unable to install it on my host would I be entitled to a refund?

    Sorrys for the dumb questions but I have been burned by godaddys promises and then restrictions in the past and I would just like to check these things first.

    Chonker
    iRock Ireland

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    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.

    We do not make official recommendations, but we do have a hosting review forum here:

    http://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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    • #3
      Originally posted by Chonker View Post
      Hi guys


      I would like to purchase the Publishing suit and an install.

      I am currently signed up to a "GoDaddy" hosting package that offers 10gb disc space and "unlimited" bandwith. My question is, as bad as they are are people using godaddy to run small forums?

      Its a shared package so they say they can not open ports for license keys to verify themselves, will this be an issue during an install of VB and if I purchased the product and the installers were unable to install it on my host would I be entitled to a refund?

      Sorrys for the dumb questions but I have been burned by godaddys promises and then restrictions in the past and I would just like to check these things first.

      Chonker
      vBulletin cannot make hosting recommendations - but I can!!

      My personal opinion - run away from GoDaddy hosting as fast as you can.

      Why spend all that money on a professional forum solution then install it on fifth-rate hosting?

      The host I use are vBulletin specialists (genuinely!) and have some very good plans. They aren't always the cheapest but they are among the best, and you'll see that from many recommendations in the hosting forum (that's how I heard about them two years ago):

      www.globalgold.co.uk
      MARK.B | vBULLETIN SUPPORT

      TalkNewsUK - My vBulletin 5.6.2 Demo
      AdminAmmo - My Cloud Demo

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      • #4
        Originally posted by Mark.B View Post
        The host I use are vBulletin specialists (genuinely!) and have some very good plans. They aren't always the cheapest but they are among the best, and you'll see that from many recommendations in the hosting forum (that's how I heard about them two years ago):

        www.globalgold.co.uk
        On a personal note, I used to use GlobalGold shared hosting and had no issues - I'm in the process of moving to a VPS solution with them at present. Support from Tim/Katie has been consistently good and prompt (if required).
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        • #5
          Thanks for the advice guys. However I'm kind of stuck with SloDaddy for the time being. Will never ever buy with them again.
          iRock Ireland

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          • #6
            Originally posted by Chonker View Post
            Thanks for the advice guys. However I'm kind of stuck with SloDaddy for the time being. Will never ever buy with them again.

            Only a handful of days in and I'm ready to pull every last bit of my hair out. Godaddy Suck Really internal server issues, slow loading poor customer support. The customer service guy told me my script was not written properly and was slowing things down and my brand new empty database needed to be optimized.

            I have a question about Global Gold vb200 offers 500mb of space and 5gb database space, excuse my ignorance but this seems extremely small, I don't expect my forum to be colossal but it may have a lot of images, can you guys tell me is space going to be an issue?
            iRock Ireland

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            • #7
              Are you moving from another forum software to vB or starting afresh? The vB4.0.8 Publishing Suite files take up around 25-30Mb leaving you lots of space for the images. How big a file do you plan on allowing users to upload?
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              • #8
                Yes, Im moving to another host.

                As someone pointed out already globalgold seem to know their stuff. So I'm starting with VB200 and hopefully in a very short space of time I will need to upgrade.

                Many thanks for your advice
                iRock Ireland

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