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Difference between self-hosted vanilla vs Vanilla hosted

edited April 2012 in Vanilla 2.0 - 2.8

hi im wondering what's the big difference on hosting my own vanilla and vanilla hosted forum.. can anyone make a clear distinction ?

Best Answer

  • ToddTodd Chief Product Officer Vanilla Staff
    Answer ✓

    The core of both the hosted and downloaded versions are the same.

    With the hosted version you get:

    • An application optimized for speed. If you are expecting any scale we are going to be able to handle the load better than a self-hosted solution.
    • Some additional features such as badges and reactions.
    • Support.

    With the self-installed version you get:

    • A forum you install and maintain yourself.
    • If you like to tinker and know how to code then you can do whatever you want.
    • But if you break your forum then you've got to fix it.
    UnderDog422

Answers

  • ToddTodd Chief Product Officer Vanilla Staff
    Answer ✓

    The core of both the hosted and downloaded versions are the same.

    With the hosted version you get:

    • An application optimized for speed. If you are expecting any scale we are going to be able to handle the load better than a self-hosted solution.
    • Some additional features such as badges and reactions.
    • Support.

    With the self-installed version you get:

    • A forum you install and maintain yourself.
    • If you like to tinker and know how to code then you can do whatever you want.
    • But if you break your forum then you've got to fix it.
    UnderDog422
  • 422422 Developer MVP

    Option 2 item 3 , done that plenty of times. Got the annadin on constant standby

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    UnderDog
  • hbfhbf wiki guy? MVP

    If you havent broken your software you arent trying hard enough

    UnderDog422
  • 422422 Developer MVP
    edited April 2012

    Aint that the truth ...

    Years ago, when we all had DOS, config.sys and autoexec.bat days...

    I went thru every file and deleted a file called . And one called ..

    Oh pooh !

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    UnderDog
  • heheh...

    Couple of years ago ... in the Win95 days... I went through a couple of files on my hard disk... creating some space..

    I deleted the system32 directory, because it took up too much space!

    If you havent broken your software you arent trying hard enough

    Another t-shirt opportunity!

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    422
  • 422422 Developer MVP
    edited April 2012

    So you went from fat32 to thin32 lololol.

    Your t-shirt quips... We should launch a vanilla spreadshirt page

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    UnderDog
  • UnderDog said:

    I deleted the system32 directory, because it took up too much space!

    I did too! replaced it with freebsd, and then linux.

    I may not provide the completed solution you might desire, but I do try to provide honest suggestions to help you solve your issue.

    UnderDog
  • i've seen the hosted solution, somehow it's too expensive..

  • hbfhbf wiki guy? MVP

    Its really not that expensive if you add up all of the costs associated with self hosting with even reasonably similar capacity.

    That said, I self host... but i do that because i like the control i have over the software and hardware environment... not because its cheaper.

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