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  1. #1

    Best host to run vBulletin 5 Connect

    Hi

    I am completely new to this. There are so many hosts and I have no idea who to chose.

    My forum will have a lot of pictures so I am guessing it will require a lot of space.

    Please can you let me know the best host to run Bulletin 5 Connect and suit my needs.

    Many thanks

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    Any host can, who support 5.4 PHP version can run VBulletin 5.
    So it is better to elaborate your current needs. Disk Space, Location, bandwidth etc
    But as far as i know, Vbulletin 5 is resource hog and can not run on a shared hosting for a long time.
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    Yeha normally a small boared run on shared hosting, but with my experience with it when the forum grows and gets alot of hits, you normally have to switch over to a vps, so maybe start with a low end vps and you can upgrade in the long term...

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    Thanks for the answers.

    My friend use to run Vbullentin forum which has around 2000 users and about 900 online at one time. It had over 70,000 images on it.

    I will be doing the same thing as he used to so I hope to get similar results.

    So can you advise what I would need.

    Also what I would need in terms Disk Space, Location, bandwidth

    Thanks

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    how many visitor you have?
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    Ditching Vb 5 would be the first step in right direction.
    I choose not to use my signature for advertising.

    It doesn't matter how much you claim how important your data is. If it's not backed up, it's not important.

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    Quote Originally Posted by alucasa View Post
    Ditching Vb 5 would be the first step in right direction.
    Haha, how come? Its a solid forum hosting software, it wouldn't be as popular as it is otherwise...

    Is there no hosts which specialize in vbulletin hosting anyway?
    numbushosting maybe? I know they host a few big forums i think AV forums is one.

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    Quote Originally Posted by xCubeHost View Post
    Haha, how come? Its a solid forum hosting software, it wouldn't be as popular as it is otherwise...
    A bit behind times, eh?

    Solid? Vb5 is not solid. It's a trainwhack. Check their own support forum. It won't take long to find out that Vb5 is a total failure in coding, features, bugs, and everything.
    I choose not to use my signature for advertising.

    It doesn't matter how much you claim how important your data is. If it's not backed up, it's not important.

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    I used to help out my mate with his and got

    Quote Originally Posted by ServerSub View Post
    how many visitor you have?
    I used to help out on my mate's forum and it was over 50,000

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    vBulletin offers cloud hosting, they will upgrade everything for you when a new version comes out.

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    VB3 could probably handle that type of load. I run a current forum that's gaming related, but it doesn't really host that many pictures. The site used to be VB4.2. At about 200 or so active users I was maxing out a shared hosting environments resources. We then migrated our site to IPB. With very little differences setup-wise our resource usage was cut in half. Now we have about doubled in size and now are having to consider moving to a VPS environment. So going with VB you will have to change your environment much faster especially if you plan to use any VB software versions 4+. As said by others, it really does hog resources more than other software out there.

    So, if you are new I would suggest a cheaper Managed VPS to start out. Starting out I would say perhaps a cpu core or 2 and perhaps 2 gigs of ram. Since you are aiming to host lots of pictures I would get the best investment of your currency on HDD space. A decent place to start looking is right here in the offers section.

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