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Discussion in 'Forum Management' started by edenCC, Jul 26, 2010.

  1. citrine

    citrine Greenhorn

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    #21
    I hardly spent anything apart from color customization, hosting, domain etc of my phpbb forum but now I am thinking of shutting it down, sick and tired of spammers.
    SEMrush
     
    citrine, Aug 13, 2010 IP
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  2. Poupoutane

    Poupoutane Active Member

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    #22
    enough for decent hosting. Phpbb goes for free. I think i should hire some posters, but those able to post in french are rather rare.
     
    Poupoutane, Aug 13, 2010 IP
  3. Ascareus

    Ascareus Peon

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    #23
    just $3
    very cheap
    and now it is still
    i run on good hosting i thought
     
    Ascareus, Aug 13, 2010 IP
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    Toplink Well-Known Member

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    #24
    No quick fix. Never paid for posting, but it was a slow process. Thousands of dollars in google advertising to attract members.
     
    Toplink, Aug 19, 2010 IP
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    DJboutit2 Active Member

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    #25
    I have never spent dime on any of my forum & I never plant to. You can get free hosting for your forum 10gb space & 70gb to 100gb bandwith will be enough space bandwith for a chat forum now if you run a adult or warez forum that might be a different story
     
    DJboutit2, Aug 19, 2010 IP
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    *pushkar* Well-Known Member

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    #26
    I pay $10 per month just for my hosting and non for my forum as i am using mybb
     
    *pushkar*, Aug 22, 2010 IP
  7. supernal

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    #27
    Also the question is how many did you have them accessing per day and how long did the forum run for? Those are large numbers but it needs to be put into perspective. And that's either a quality friend or a quality server service to be able to stand up that kind of use without any complaints from the proprietor.
     
    supernal, Sep 6, 2010 IP
  8. RumpledElf

    RumpledElf Well-Known Member

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    #28
    Hah ... snap. I already had the forum up with minimal posts and free forum software, but when the old forum died a bunch of people came across and everyone wanted the same software as the old forum so I got donations to upgrade it. So it costs domain registration + ongoing license fees + hosting. The ads cover those just fine.

    Its hard to start a forum out of the blue though, you really do need a group of Real People to kickstart it. I have two forums and will probably be starting a third at some point, they're all attached to something else somehow, not totally freestanding. I once tried to start a new forum on an existing site with 2000 visitors a day and didn't get any signups so I can see why people would pay for those initial seed posts. But really, you could sprout multiple personality disorder and do it yourself if you really wanted.
     
    RumpledElf, Sep 11, 2010 IP
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    WebDev Solutions Well-Known Member

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    #29
    To get setup, I probably invested $500 in software and design, apart from that it has just been hosting costs.

    However, in recent months I've been spending several hundred per month on link building.
     
    WebDev Solutions, Sep 11, 2010 IP
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    anbu Peon

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    #30
    if u use phpbb and it costs only domain+hosting.(around 50$). if u use vbulletin the cost vary rapidly as well as the popularity of the site. if u have money i recommend vbulletin. if u dont,use phpbb3.
     
    anbu, Oct 25, 2010 IP
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    forum is about 8 months old, i spend about 300 $ for it until now...
     
    rain21, Nov 24, 2010 IP
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    Did those 300 dollars pay off?
     
    supernal, Dec 7, 2010 IP
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    #33
    I spent more than 100$ in all my projects. I use my own host for my sites and only pay for domains and licenses. :)
     
    rocha, Dec 8, 2010 IP
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    mironsavan Peon

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    #34
    I have a Dedicated Server that costs 90 USD / month with cPanel and WHM ... The forum I installed myself. Haven't spend a dime on developing my website. (except the RocketTheme and Yootheme one time membership)
     
    mironsavan, Dec 10, 2010 IP
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    Cabrelle Active Member

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    Forum License, Domain, Theme, and usually a few hundred dollars in promotion and SEO services.
     
    Cabrelle, Dec 11, 2010 IP