I have been running a UK Weather Forum on PhpBB for a little over 6 years now and am considering a move to a more diverse forum software package. I also like the look of the CMS integration. However, I do have a few questions before committing.
- I am currently hosted with simplybehosted and I understand one of my options is to purchase a 'full license' which allows me to have IP Board and IP Content as desired. I understand the initial cost if $213 - however I would like clarification as to exactly what this gives me? Do I get support in setting this up on my hosted server? What does the initial cost include and are there extra renewal fees required and if so how often are these applied. Cost is important as right now PhpBB is FREE and I only have my host costs.
- To move from my existing host is more complex and potentially disruptive to my forum, thus I need to minimize impact. The packages look more cost effective on IPS, but It's paramount that the forum is lightning quick and reliable - is this the case?
- I already have a URL address: If I move from my current host to IPS how will I ensure that my PhpBB forum remains open for business whilst I develop IP? Will you assist in transfer?
Thank you, look forward to your reply.