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  1. Planetby added a post in a topic IPS cloud hosting   

    I recently moved my forum from a vps over to IPS and I would highly recommend it
    IF you exceed usage you do not get "cut off" as with most host's, IPS will inform you and automatically move you up to the next hosting package to ensure you stay online. The difference in cost wise with the packages is not a lot so probably worth getting one slightly higher but support will keep you right on that.
    You will have full ftp access
    Support moved my site for me and were absolutely brilliant in doing so, cleaned up old un-needed files and tidied up a few problems for me.
    Personally I have no regrets and wish I had moved to IPS years ago, hope this helps
  2. Planetby added a post in a topic I own 3 (three) lifetime licences, Please explain?   

    Can only speak for myself but it sounds very fair to be offered $100 "cashback" instead of like with many companies it just becomes "end of life" and that's it.
    Personally I have a licenece which in honestly is now surplus since I recently made the move to IPS hosting, so why would I want or need to keep a seperate licence ?

    Good idea on IPS's part i'd say :)
  3. Planetby added a topic in Company Feedback   

    Customer support
    Over the years of having IPB I have not had a lot of contact with the support team, more through luck really than of me having any skills lol
    Well the host my forum was on were gradually getting more expensive and the server seemed to constantly be running worse and worse, I had previously thought about moving over to IPS hosting a couple of times but since I had been with the present host a long time I kept putting it off.

    Well this week I took the plunge and was dealt with by Rhett Buck

    I cannot praise him enough and nothing seemed to be too much trouble for him, though some of my scottish slang terms did not translate well to the states lol
    Truthfuly though it was a shining example how all companies should deal with customers and has left me very excited for our small forum based around scottish fly fishing to be a part of the IPS hosted family.

    Many thanks to all the team,

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  4. Planetby added a post in a topic Ip4 Release date?   

    The release date is : 2014 other than that no-one knows and no specific date is EVER put on a release which involves a MASSIVE amount of work before hand, read the blogs and you will realise just how much work is going into it :)
  5. Planetby added a post in a topic IP Board 4.0   

    Seriously ! If it is rushed too much because customers keep nagging it means cutting corners which I know IPB will not do.
    Personally I never upgrade to the new version until at least the x.1 comes out and the main glitches are sorted out and can never understand why people "dive in" and upgrade immediately and then moan about these glitches which come to light on live boards that are modified.
    Really folks, sit back and relax it will come when it is FULLY ready for the public :)
  6. Planetby added a post in a topic IP.Downloads hacked or a warning?   

    Someone obviously had way too much time on their hands to sit and do nonsense like that :P
  7. Planetby added a post in a topic IP.Downloads hacked or a warning?   

    This is showing on other files too, it's not been hacked just an image added into the report function.
  8. Planetby added a post in a topic Custom skin - Will work in IPB 4?   

    I can't imagine it will, to my knowledge IPB 4 is going to carry major changes which I imagine will hold big skin changes with it so you may want to ensure your designer is going to fully upgrade the skin for you as part of the deal or be prepared to do the edits yourself :)

    Hope that helps a little
  9. Planetby added a comment on a file "Top 5" Statistics   

    You could simply replace the image for one you prefer :)
  10. Planetby added a post in a topic IPS Staff On Forums   

    I find on the occasions I ask a question it is usually answered very quickly without having to go raising tickets and taking someone away from more pressing work.
    Think i've only had 1 ticket because it was a total "stumped" case lol
  11. Planetby added a post in a topic Updating from 3.x to 4.x   

    Yes, it could not be easier imho. You can either upload the files and run upgrades yourself as I do most times or use the automated system within the client area here at IPS which works wonderfully and does it all for you :D
    I only do it myself because my board is fairly customised and i'm a control freak :rofl:

    Hope that helps you to choose to switch to the best software on the net :)
  12. Planetby added a post in a topic What is the difference between a Perpetual License and a Standard License?   

    Standard Licence costs $25 every 6 months if you want access to upgrade downloads and support if that helps you any
  13. Planetby added a post in a topic Blog this not parsing images from topics as thumbnails   

    Because some posts need moving into the blog system before being removed from the main forum, which is imo the entire idea behind having a "blog this" button to use...........simple
  14. Planetby added a post in a topic Blog this not parsing images from topics as thumbnails   

    Totally agree, defeats the purpose of the Blog This in my opinion and if you happen to use Blogs as your front page it looks terrible as it is now
  15. Planetby added a post in a topic Mass Private Messages   

    Well I do get where you are coming from Wolfie and of course everyone has their own opinions, personally I believe it can be a useful add-on when used wisely.
    I use it myself at times though only for specific user groups to ensure they all get the required info for our meet ups (fishing).
    I don't believe a member should be able to not receive ADMIN mails, it is the admin's site and it may be important info

    Just my opinion tho, each to their own :)