When you decide you want to use Advanced Electron Forum for your website forum, you need the right hosting. Without strong forum hosting, you may end up with members upset because of downtime, slow times or other issues. If your forum is important to the success of your business, you need to make sure your hosting supports the traffic and interaction of the forum.ITX Design provides hosting with all the resources you need for your forum. Whether you want to start small with a shared hosting package, starting as low as $4.95 or you know VPS hosting is necessary, ITX Design has a package for you. Start with shared hosting and build your forum through all the different levels of hosting until you reach the dedicated server package.
Before you choose the right hosting package for your forum, it’s important to understand what Advanced Electron Forum is and how it works.
AEF or Advanced Electron Forum is an easy to use software with a user-friendly Administration Panel. Installing the software takes just a few minutes and it’s very easy. With plenty of new themes, custom options and a beautiful interface, this is one of the top choices for setting up your own forum. Features of the software include:
- W3C Validated
- News System with articles
- Customizable Themes
- WYSIWYG Editors
- Automatic Updates
- Time Zone Adjustment
- Supports Multiple Languages
- Expert Files and Database
- UTF-8 Supported
- Tools for SEO
- IP Ban
- Threaded Topic Mode
- JS Dok provides easy navigation
- Domdrag makes it easy to reorder categories and features emoticons
The newest version features many new upgrades and provides everything you need for your new forum. Whether you plan to run a paid membership forum or a free forum, the Advanced Electron Forum software can provide all the tools you need.
After you download the AEF software and you’re ready to install it, you need to choose the right hosting for you. Those just starting out without a large membership list may want to begin with a shared hosting package, just to get the ball rolling. However, if you plan to market aggressively, you will need to make sure you watch your hosting closely.A large membership base will cause a slow down if you only use shared hosting because of the constant traffic and use of resources. If this is the case, upgrade to VPS or dedicated hosting to ensure your site doesn’t slow down and you don’t run out of resources.
At ITX Design, we provide three shared hosting packages, three VPS hosting packages and four dedicated hosting packages for you to choose from. All hosting packages come with plenty of tools and 24/7/365 technical support from an experienced staff of hosting experts. Packages include:Shared Hosting
- Express – $4.95 – Provides hosting for one website with unlimited bandwidth and disk space.
- Power – $7.95 – Provides hosting for up to five websites with unlimited bandwidth and disk space.
- Professional – $11.95 – Provides hosting for unlimited websites with unlimited bandwidth and disk space.
- VPS Lite – $49.95 – Provides 50GB of Disk Space, 500GB of Bandwidth and 1GB of RAM.
- VPS Basic – $79.95 – Provides 100GB of Disk Space, 1,500GB Bandwidth and 2GB RAM
- VPS Premium – $99.95 – Provides 250GB of Disk Space, 2,000GB of Bandwidth and 3GB of RAM.
With packages ranging from 5,000GB bandwidth to 15,000GB of bandwidth, you can get all the resources you need from your own managed server. Prices start at $179 and go as high as $575.
You only need to start with dedicated hosting if you’ve established a membership base or plan to market aggressively. Most forums can start with one of the three shared hosting packages and upgrade as the forum membership grows.
Choose your hosting wisely or you could find yourself spending more time answering complaints from forum members than signing up new members. Make sure you get the right package for your needs and you can discover the full power of using Advanced Electron Forum software with powerful hosting from ITX Design.