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steve

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SMF Forum
« on: July 19, 2008, 01:41:57 PM »
How easy for you is to transfer and setup a forum that is about 230 MB and 35MB database?

What plan do you suggets?

If i choose the kickstarter server, can i then change plan before the expiration?

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Re: SMF Forum
« Reply #1 on: July 19, 2008, 01:43:57 PM »
Also, what is the biggest smf forum that you host? Can you give us a link?

My monthly bandwidth is about 7 G.

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Re: SMF Forum
« Reply #2 on: July 19, 2008, 05:30:12 PM »
Hi steve,

The transfer would not be to bad of your site would not be to bad.

If you are looking at the kickstarter server we normally keep those sites to between 30-20 concurrent connections.

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« Reply #3 on: July 19, 2008, 05:37:38 PM »
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The transfer would not be to bad of your site would not be to bad.

This means that there is no problem?

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If you are looking at the kickstarter server we normally keep those sites to between 30-20 concurrent connections.

I don't understand this technical comment. I have about 200 active members the last 24 hours.

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Re: SMF Forum
« Reply #4 on: July 19, 2008, 05:50:26 PM »
There would be no problem transfering your site. sopmetimes it takes a bit longer depending on whou your current provider is.

Concurrent users means. How many user are connected into your site at any given time period. Users do include guest as well as registered members. Lets say at your peak hours of operations how many users are accessing your in 15 minute time frame.

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Re: SMF Forum
« Reply #5 on: July 19, 2008, 05:59:31 PM »
I'm not sure, maybe 50 - 60.

What about the hybercycle? How many connections?

Do you host any big forum in order to compare?

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Re: SMF Forum
« Reply #6 on: July 19, 2008, 06:02:37 PM »
Hypercycle basically no limits.

Here a site comparable to your connections:
http://www.hogsportstalk.com/forum/index.php
And a much bigger one:
http://www.secblitz.com/index.php

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Re: SMF Forum
« Reply #7 on: July 19, 2008, 06:05:21 PM »
Sorry, as i see the 'modify' option is disable....

Can i switch from the kickstarter to hybercycle at any time?

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Re: SMF Forum
« Reply #8 on: July 19, 2008, 06:06:39 PM »
Also can you please explain why the WHO IS of the a/m forums shows other hosting company?

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« Reply #9 on: July 19, 2008, 06:11:21 PM »
Sorry, as i see the 'modify' option is disable....

Can i switch from the kickstarter to hybercycle at any time?

Yes you can. chances are you will be asked to move if your site exceeds the resources we have for that server.

a/m forums?
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Re: SMF Forum
« Reply #10 on: July 19, 2008, 06:16:54 PM »
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Here a site comparable to your connections:
http://www.hogsportstalk.com/forum/index.php
And a much bigger one:
http://www.secblitz.com/index.php

I mean these sites are hosted by you?

Basically i want to setup a test forum (of my real forum) in the kickstarter, to make some tests and if everything is ok to transfer my live forum to the hybercycle.
Can you help me to restore a copy of my live forum in the kickstarter  plan?

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« Reply #11 on: July 19, 2008, 06:32:38 PM »
Those sites are our on the Hypercycle server which i own and operate. I do not own those sites they are customers of mine.


Just from a webmasters point of view. And nothing personal. I see it as a waste of time to place a test site on the kickstarter just to transfer it to the hypercycle. You will have less downtime for you site if you transfer to the proper server. Then after you do your test you swap nameservers at your domain register.


As far as testing goes. One needs to remember that all the links in SMF are url based. Meaning you may get into the index page with a temp url. utilizing a IP. But once there the moment you click on a link you will be redirected to your old provider via the URL.

My suggestion is this. Use hypercycle from the very start. Get your fourms live. Then set up a another forum create a database using your live forums data. Hook into the test forum using the new database and use that for testing. This can be achived by just settting up a subdomain like subdomain.yourdomain.com.

This way you always have a test forum to play with.

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Re: SMF Forum
« Reply #12 on: July 19, 2008, 09:56:48 PM »
How much time it takes for a script to timeout (timeout script) in the Hypercycle server?

How can i tell you some other things privately?

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« Reply #13 on: July 19, 2008, 11:46:39 PM »
How much time it takes for a script to timeout (timeout script) in the Hypercycle server?

How can i tell you some other things privately?

YOu can view all the PHP information here:

http://securegcwebhosting.com/status/index.php?action=phpinfo

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Re: SMF Forum
« Reply #14 on: July 20, 2008, 03:24:20 AM »
ok, i have registered for an account in the Hypercycle server.
How can i give you some info privately?