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    im wanting to build a forum like this im very new to forum/site building not a pro on the computer but can figure most anyhting out

    for supermoto,motocross,and dual sport motorclyes

    what license or pack do i need to buy to build simaliar site??? and what about hosting??

  • #2
    Starting a new forum is exciting, stressful and a pain.

    I recommend going all out and get the best vb package. For hosting you could probably start cheep. We currently host with websitehosting-gurus, its shared hosting but fair prices and they can build custom packages.
    Last edited by Trevor Hannant; Fri 22 Apr '11, 4:25am. Reason: Removed contact request


    • #3
      If you're not experienced the suite is recommended, it's all in and important for you, full support. The forum only package is limited in support.


      • #4
        Before you get started developing your own message board, the first thing I recommend is using our vBulletin demo to get familiar with everything it takes to run a message board. It can be a complex task, and you need to be sure you're ready to tackle it.

        You can set one up for your own use from this page:

        The demo is active for 24 hours. If you feel you need more time, reply to this ticket with the DemoID and ask for an extension.

        You will also want to use our manual as a reference while learning the controls. The manual can be found here:

        It covers most of the basic controls for operation of the software.

        Once you have decided to purchase, there are 2 license choices (please note that these prices and policies are subject to change).

        Suite License ($285 USD):
        The suite includes vBulletin Forums, Content Management System and Blogs. Upgrades and support are provided for the life of the version. Suite customers get access to forum and ticket support for the life of the version as well.

        Forum License ($195 USD):
        The forum license includes vBulletin Forums. Purchasers of this license receive upgrades for the life of the version. You will also receive 30 days of ticket support and forum support for the life of the version.

        You can order the software here:

        You will also need webhosting and a domain name. 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.

        You can purchase the domain name at the same time you contract hosting. 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:

        You can also look at, an independent review site. Sometimes you will find hosting specials there that aren't available elsewhere on the web.
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        • #5
          every time i try to complete purchase from link but there was never a box anywhere

          You must accept the license agreement to complete a purchase. Please use the back button and click the checkbox to indicate your acceptance of the license agreement.


          • #6
            Can you post a screen shot? Have you tried a different browser?
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            • #7
              using mac with snow lion and newest safari software


              • #8
                had to use mozilla got it bought that way


                • #9
                  And that theme is the black and gray theme that's in the graphics section here.


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