Currently I have a VPS plan with Hostgator and I'm paying $90/mo. I've had to upgrade a few times due to the high CPU usage. I honestly only have around 5-10 members online at once.., the most being around 15. If you include guests/bots, I would say no more than 80 online at any given time.
Based on your plans, the Standard at $20/mo would certainly suffice and save me quite a bit of $$. I have not edited any of the IP.Board files on my server so am I simply spending too much money? The benefit in having my own VPS is that I can easily create new e-mail accounts, custom DNS, more control, etc.? If your standard hosting package includes the licenses as well, then why am I on a VPS?
Question for others, who else is hosted by IPS? How's the performance/uptime?
Lastly, would we have FTP access to upload applications, images, etc.? My absolute main concern is performance and up-time...
A friend of mine runs a great web site and implemented the use of rel="author", which has a link to his Google Plus account. Now if you search in Google for any of his articles, you actually see his Google Plus photo as shown below in the last search result:
To achieve this, here are the proper steps: http://yoast.com/wordpress-rel-author-rel-me/
..think this may be a good addition to the newer version of IP.Blog or even IP.Board? Would be awesome to see thread owners Google Plus image in the search results.., may help drive in more traffic ;)
I second this.. It appears many of my members are frustrated with trying to change their avatars.. I checked the server and the new image does appear correct when I download it, however CloudFlare likely cached the image which is why they don't see it right away.. I agree with the above logic, if users have the ability to change their avatar pics, then appending the avatar by 1 will definitely resolve the issue... Hope this will be considered.
Great idea! I would suggest letting them have the option to introduce themselves'.. I know you can send a PM, e-mail, etc, but an option to allow them the ability to post a new topic which would appear in the introduction forum would be great.
I would highly suggest ACP manage the robots.txt file for any IPB install. I've been checking Webmaster Tools on a daily basis trying to make all these adjustments to my robots.txt file in hopes of reducing a majority of the Crawl Errors. Since doing so, I've noticed my traffic start to climb, yet I'm still in the thousands as far as HTTP Errors. If anyone has a pretty solid robots.txt file, please share yours here. Here's my current robots.txt file: