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Kellyann
01-19-2008, 10:00 PM
I need to get a bulletin board site together. You were recommended as a good place for hosting. I have a URL I want but haven't registered it yet. I'd like to use a vbulletin bb. Can you tell me what you can do for me? How much? Which plan? Etc....

Thanks,
Kelly

Kellyann
01-19-2008, 10:02 PM
Also how quickly can I have this site up and running?

Watdaflip
01-20-2008, 12:33 AM
Well, if you are going to use Vodahost webhosting, you are looking at about $5.50 - $9.95 USD per month for hosting (the longer you pay in advance the cheaper it is), they provide a free domain registration for the first year, every year after there is a $20 renewal fee.

As far as vBulletin goes, the script itself costs $85 USD for a 1 year license, or $160 for a lifetime license (after the first year there is a $30 fee to renew your ability to download updates, but that isn't required you pay, you just can't get the update).

Once your hosting plan is up and running, and your domain name has resolved (1-2 days) the installation of vB only takes about 10-15 minutes, and then extra time to configure for your needs (at least an hour if you go through all the settings you can change, and then even more for making usergroups, forum categories, etc)

Hope that helps

Kellyann
01-20-2008, 01:07 AM
Thanks WatdaFlip. Great info. Is it worth is to go vbulletin over the Voda forum stuff? Is it that much better?

VodaHost
01-20-2008, 01:27 AM
It all depends on what you require, we offer our customers phpBB for free....Click the below to learn more about phpBB....

http://www.vodahost.com/tut_phpbb.htm

You can always start with phpBB and upgrade to VB down the road...10'000s of users are very happy with phpBB.

Kellyann
01-20-2008, 03:20 PM
Can you tell me what the major differences are between php and vbulletin? I see you are using vbulletin here instead of php. Is is a traffic thing? Or usability?

VodaHost
01-20-2008, 06:50 PM
You can do your research via the below...

vbulletin (http://www.vbulletin.com/)

phpBB (http://www.phpbb.com)

Kellyann
01-21-2008, 03:35 AM
Somehow I thought you'd be able to explain since you have one with your package and are using the other here. I have read stuff but the differences are not clear to me. Can you be more helpful?

Watdaflip
01-21-2008, 05:34 AM
There really isn't a clear cut difference. Its basically the different amounts of features each forum has and personal preference. Also the phpbb is developed entirely by people who volunteer their time to create the software. vB is developed by a company with paid workers.

Heres a list of feature differences (Note this is version 3.0 which is not the version available in cPanel, you would have to manually install this).
http://www.phpbb.com/about/features/compare.php

ebusiness
04-20-2008, 10:34 PM
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I need to get a bulletin board site together. You were recommended as a good place for hosting. I have a URL I want but haven't registered it yet. I'd like to use a vbulletin bb. Can you tell me what you can do for me? How much? Which plan? Etc....

Thanks,
Kelly