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Best Hosting Services for vBulletin Forum (PLEASE HELP!

Discussion in 'vBulletin' started by William-Lithium, Jul 28, 2014.

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    Hey guys, urgent help needed.
    I bought the vbulletin suite for 250 dollars. All I need now to start the forum up is to buy a domain/hosting service. I have no idea which ones are good for vbulletin 4.2, and I really want some advice on this.
    SEMrush
    Please recommend me a good affordable hosting service. Cheers.

    Edit: I'm located in Australia btw
     
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    William-Lithium, Jul 28, 2014 IP
    SEMrush
  2. Alex - A2Hosting

    Alex - A2Hosting Well-Known Member Premium Member

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    Did you find a hosting provider?

    Which location do you prefer? It is best to choose a location closest to your forum audience be it Australia, US etc

    What is your budget?
     
    Alex - A2Hosting, Aug 6, 2014 IP
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    The biggest issue with vBulletin is that it needs to be cached server-side. For that, you pretty much need a VPS at minimum. It got even worse as vB moved from 3.x to 4.x and now 5.x. It's just a beast.

    Australia has really expensive hosting. Would you want to maybe host it on the West Coast USA, or Singapore? Good idea for worldwide traffic, bad idea for Australia-only traffic.

    Yeah -- what's the budget for this?
     
    kpmedia, Nov 4, 2014 IP
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    ashishvrm86 Active Member

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  5. Brandon Sheley

    Brandon Sheley Illustrious Member

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    You don't need a vps for a new forum, those telling you that you do are most likely trying to sell their own crappy hosting.

    You can get by with a $5 plan from a small orange, or pretty much are reliable host will have similar pricing starter packages.

    If you have any questions then feel free to pm me.. I wouldn't pay more then $15 a month for hosting on a new forum.. period!
     
    Brandon Sheley, Nov 5, 2014 IP
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    kpmedia Member

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    You can run vBulletin on cheap shared hosting, but it will be really slow due to lack of caching.
    Do it? Yes.
    Do it well? No.

    That's just vBulletin for you.
     
    kpmedia, Nov 5, 2014 IP
  7. Brandon Sheley

    Brandon Sheley Illustrious Member

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    proof?
     
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    kpmedia Member

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    About 7-8 years of being a vB dev. ;)
     
    kpmedia, Nov 6, 2014 IP
  9. Brandon Sheley

    Brandon Sheley Illustrious Member

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    I've been in vb for years as well, it WILL run a cheap hosting to start off.

    Most forums don't explode right away, no reason to buy a vps for a new forum of any type until you need it.

    ps.. your vb.org hosting link even has $5 a month hosting plans.. point proven ;)
     
    Brandon Sheley, Nov 10, 2014 IP
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    Nexcess.net, who is a great web host, is offering shared hosting vBulletin plans. They are really knowledgeable, have their own data centers, and offer great service and support. Shoot their sales team an email and they will definitely walk you through what you need.
     
    SlimCharles47, Jan 25, 2015 IP