Managed Xenforo Hosting Options?

FriendlyPerson

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Apart from HostDuplex (their client area software is not cool on my accessibly settings unlike 99% of other hosting companies so I think I gotta pass based on past experiences hosting companies generally not "caring much" about fixing their back ends for such) I can't seems to find vet able options for this forum software. That isn't outright lying (PeoplesHost did as when I contacted them about their "we will do anything Xenforo related" they said that you have to contact Xenforo and so on so never going to use those people again. Planet Hoster is similar as well in the regards lying about their Xenforo offering).

So in short, who does Xenforo and does it as a professional solution instead just for "marketing points"?

Thanks very much in advance!
 

Al.Ch

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I am using the services of AiONETS.com. They are based in Austria. You would need to contact them... they do provide managed services for some CMSs including XF. This is what I use and I am happy with their service.

Also if you search google for Cloud XenForo, you will find some good services as well.
 

FriendlyPerson

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Thanks very much for attempting to help but I am kinda more looking for USA based hosting. Even though I tried googling the such I couldn't really find much at all sadly either.
 

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I think you can check out solutions like knownhost. This is managed VPS which you can use for any forum software or wordpress. I think there is also rackspace in this space but budgetwise costly.
 

FriendlyPerson

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I think you can check out solutions like knownhost. This is managed VPS which you can use for any forum software or wordpress. I think there is also rackspace in this space but budgetwise costly.
I got you, talked to a developer and they assured me of the same. Wasn't aware it's normally enough to look for a competent web provider and they would do the rest.
 

Karll

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Did you have a look in the third-party services forum on XF.com? There are several hosting options advertised there:
 

FriendlyPerson

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Did you have a look in the third-party services forum on XF.com? There are several hosting options advertised there:
I appreciate you bringing this to my attention but I actually did for the first two pages I think? Usually just "run of the mill" shared accounts. Which I was confused at first until people told me otherwise hence the last response...
I think you can check out solutions like knownhost. This is managed VPS which you can use for any forum software or wordpress. I think there is also rackspace in this space but budgetwise costly.

Though I much rather at those rates scoop up a semi dedicated account instead. You get everything a VPS offers but minus the headaches and/or price tags since your sharing the licensing and admin costs with everyone elses while getting that "larger piece of the pie" at a decent if not good price for what you get.
 

Karll

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I appreciate you bringing this to my attention but I actually did for the first two pages I think? Usually just "run of the mill" shared accounts. Which I was confused at first until people told me otherwise hence the last response...
I don't think these are run-of-the-mill:
https://xenforo.com/community/threa...k-server-configuration-hosting-support.61392/ (UK based, though)
https://xenforo.com/community/threa...ting-packages-for-new-existing-forums.155087/ (See mysiteguy here on TAZ)
 

FriendlyPerson

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I very much appreciate you bringing these to my attention though I would like to supply my inputs on such matters.
It seems to me like that particular OP is more focused on mainstream hosting and system admin works rather than Xenforo but also choose to provide additional services on a "as needed and quoted" basis.
Though more in lieu of what I was considering, it seems little point of paying such a price for a non all inclusive Xenforo servicing. You may as well spend half the amount and just pay someone as they charges on a "as needed" basis for upgrades, styles and add ons installations and so on.

Additionally their SLA seems to only state responses in 24 hours that quite a bit of a time even for "non urgent" issues. Even if my forum may be still working but acting strangely, not performing well or whatever I still would expect ~4 hours response at the very most. Since it's still business impacting concerns.

Thus to me in my opinion I don't see the additional values of their servicing for the baseline pricing charged plus the fact you still basically "paying at the meter" for everything else anyways.
 

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I would highly recommend either @MattW or mysiteguy for xenforo specialist managed hosting. Unless you are yourself advanced in xenforo hosting I would not recommend mainstream managed hosting because most hosts have little clue about forum hosting.
 
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