Free vs Paid: What are the differences?
I've been researching Vanilla forums for a few months, on-and-off, and I have a few questions that I've been unable to find clear answers about:
1.) Is the free, open source, self-hosted version still limited in any way? I remember reading that there was a limit on users and/or posts.
2.) I also remember reading that you cannot install custom themes with the free, self-hosted version (unlike SMF, phpBB, and others). Is this true?
3.) Lastly, I remember that the open source version isn't really meant for live usage, just developers to test plugins and such.
Please forgive me if I missed some obvious section of the site where this information is readily available. I checked google, vanillaforums.com, vanillaforums.org, wikipedia, opensourcecms, these forums, and even the sales phone number with no luck on clear answers.
I am hoping to be able to use the free version of the software to host on my own site without any limitations on themes, users, posts, or anything else. Is this possible, or do I pretty much have to use Vanilla's cloud hosting plan for any meaningful usage of the software?