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IMPORTANT: Time to Choose Our Server!

Arnox

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With the advent of XenForo drawing nearer and nearer, it's time to start thinking about our hosting. We have three options. Well, probably only two actually since I'm pretty sure our current shared hosting isn't going to allow certain things for XenForo to function.

1. (Not sure if this is a valid option yet.) We stick with exactly what we got.

If we do this, setup will be much faster. It'll also be pretty cheap for me. Very very easy to financially support. However, we'll have very limited storage, not very much control, not very much server power, and we'll still be under Netherlands jurisdiction (i.e. the European Union).


2. We upgrade to a VPS with our current hosting provider.

If we decide to do this, we'll have much more control over what we want set up, much more storage, and more server power to do with whatever we want. But it'll be somewhat more expensive, it will take longer to set up, and we'll still be under the EU.

3. We upgrade to a VPS with a hosting provider based in Iceland.

Just like option 2, except we'll be out from under the EU and based in a very freedom-of-speech enforcing country, but we'll also incur a much heavier cost (we're talking like $70 a month), and it will take even longer to set up.

EDIT: Option 1 is not valid. We're gonna be switching to a VPS here. No choice.
 
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I say just stick with the current host for a while ‍♂️

You may have a dream of becoming a pirate's nest of freedom, but you're still far from that so keep it simple and upgrade / relocate as it becomes necessary.
 

Vendor-Lazarus

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Yeah, I agree with bluegate.

While all those things you mentioned are important, storage is not currently crucial, nor are we inhibited by any EU filter.
As money is somewhat of a concern, prepare for moving, but don't incur any costs before you have to.
 

Arnox

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Just found out our current hosting cannot accomodate option 1 for XenForo. Looks like we're gonna be forced to upgrade. Blehhhh... >_> Was kinda hoping I could be lazy.

Now here's the good news. I actually just thought of this too. I think I can now restore a copy of ye olde Sanctuary by having two separate installations. So I can bring back all the old posts from... The dark ages.
 
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Arnox said:
we're gonna be forced to upgrade. Blehhhh... >_> Was kinda hoping I could be lazy.

Would one be right to conclude that having access to a forum like this (rules, etc) is worth $15-$70 per month to you? So, if someone had info about an equivalent and gratis alternative and were selling that info, would one be right to conclude that you would be willing to pay


("your expected remaining life time in months" * $15-$70)/2


for the info?
 

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andersonnnunes said:
Arnox said:
we're gonna be forced to upgrade. Blehhhh... >_> Was kinda hoping I could be lazy.

Would one be right to conclude that having access to a forum like this (rules, etc) is worth $15-$70 per month to you? So, if someone had info about an equivalent and gratis alternative and were selling that info, would one be right to conclude that you would be willing to pay


("your expected remaining life time in months" * $15-$70)/2


for the info?
Sorry. I don't do debt unless I have to and I have no idea who you are on top of that.

As an aside though, yes, I'd be willing to pay upwards of $70 to have a forum of this scale, power, and freedom. As long as it was being used at least. I don't wanna pay $70/month for something that few or no people are gonna use.
 
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Arnox said:
Sorry. I don't do debt unless I have to and I have no idea who you are on top of that.

Who said anything about me? I live by the maxim: "never deal with a dragon". But, yeah, there are lots of things you don't know.


As an aside though, props to you for knowing what you want and being willing to get it.


That said, option b-lazy (keep everything as is) stills sounds like the best to me.