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Discussion in 'Forum Management' started by Nokia999, Nov 8, 2005.

  1. #1
    I want to set up forum.
    But first i have to take domain name.
    then hosting
    then licence of vB + advertising in niche.
    But i haven't any idea why ppl prefer costly domain name registrars like $9 or $7.75 per domain name.Why they don't sign up with netfirms for $4.95.
    What kind of hosting package is suitable for forum websites.Forums where nearly 500-1000 visitors are expected / day.
    Thank You.
    SEMrush
     
    Nokia999, Nov 8, 2005 IP
    SEMrush
  2. hnn

    hnn Peon

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    I can say what people have said to me... You get what you pay for....
     
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    #3
    The difference between $4 and $9 isn't that much in the grand scheme of things, say with the other costs of running a site. Most really dont care how much it costs as long as they are a good registrar and are able to manage all thier domains in one spot.

    You could easily spend $5 in one hour on advertising, and extra $5 a year is really nothing.
     
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  4. Nokia999

    Nokia999 Guest

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    #4
    I am not having any problem with netfirms.
     
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  5. Nokia999

    Nokia999 Guest

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    #5
    Absolutely Right.
    I am not caring about $5.But i want to ask about the difference between Netfirms and other's services.
    Which hosting plan should i consider?
    Disk Space
    Bandwidth etc.
    If you know about any good forum host kindly recommend me.
    Thank You.
     
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  6. Nokia999

    Nokia999 Guest

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    I think you can host your website with any hosting company.There are not special forum hosting companies.
     
    Nokia999, Nov 9, 2005 IP
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    #7
    some hosts dont like to host forums
     
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    minstrel Illustrious Member

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    And some won't host forums using certain software, or so I've heard...
     
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    joeychgo Notable Member

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    Thats true also.

    You can see a list of some hosts and comments from Forum owners here: Rate Your Web Host
     
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  10. Nokia999

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    Do you have any idea how much disk space DP is occupying ? ....^^^^
     
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    digitalpoint Overlord of no one Staff

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    486.6 MB

    Hmmmm... Database server is going to run out of disk space around 1.3B posts. :(
     
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  12. Nokia999

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    what only 486.6 MB ?? or kidding .. :rolleyes:
     
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    digitalpoint Overlord of no one Staff

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    #13
    Nope, not kidding.
     
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    I wonder really?
    Certainly you have written it twice.
    New info for me that forums are not space savvy, they are bandwidth savvy.
     
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    digitalpoint Overlord of no one Staff

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    Well there's only so much you can do to cut down on the size of a database with 420,000+ posts. :) I could disable a post caching mechanism to save 50MB, but the 50MB of space is worth the extra speed for me.
     
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    minstrel Illustrious Member

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    What does that mean and what prompted you to post it?
     
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    minstrel Illustrious Member

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    I don't think "savvy" is the word you want there. Even when used correctly, it's a damned annoying word, but you're not using it correctly.
     
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  18. Nokia999

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    I think it should be "eater". again is it annoying word? ;)

    :D
     
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