Just to add to NenaDice post there, its most important to back up everything yourself before you migrate. Sometimes things can be missed, simple things which you thought were not important and it gets deleted off the host and then its a "poop" moment, which you can reupload via ftp. I have moved from IPS Hosting to self hosted, and have had to delve into a backup to fix a couple of things.
In my experience, its not a crazy restriction, but if you do go over the limits quite frequently (in terms of CPU / online users), you will eventually be pursuaded to upgrade to the next package, or to move from hosted altogether.
Uptime / Support / Security / Backups / free cpanel (if thats still the case) = superb.
Really ? I have had no issue with spam bots to be honest.
You have the questions and answers setup ? and Admin email validation ? and you check the validation queue against the stopforumspan website before approving the accounts ?
I know there are issues with legacy customers, something I have and am experiencing, however I feel that the responses I have recieved from Sales and Support have been positive and that they are looking at how they should best deal with "us"
Anyways thread hijack aside,
VB vs IPB, chalk and cheese. You cannot really compare them honestly. They both do the same thing but: IPB is fresher looking, more up to date in terms of look / feel and its different, and feels like its going forward.
I see the delete / edit / reply / report beside each response.
Is that intentional ? (I know No_Permission) but Its seen and I presume it has a hit on performance minimal as it may be tried......
I have a similar issue - guests see the Promote to article option on every post - default setting, I have not figured out yet how to turn that off. (loggged in users dont see it). It generates a number of "reported errors" - only noticed while having a play in the ACP and turned on reporting for all errors and viewed my forum as a guest.........
Happy thanksgiving people, and appreciate the update !