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Installing Vanilla Forums 2.0.3 on a server for free?

edited August 2010 in Questions
Where would I be able to find a free PHP PDO server that is free to host Vanilla Forum?


  • LincolnLincoln Community Instigator Vanilla Staff
    You should probably check out the free plan on

    I recommend against free independent hosting plans. You get what you pay for.

    Sr Developer at Vanilla Forums [GitHub, Twitter]

  • I'v actually found that works excellent for vanilla forms. I'm running my forum right now on it for free. Hard to find PHP PDO, and solves that problem.
  • LincolnLincoln Community Instigator Vanilla Staff
    There is a difference between a car that starts and a car that you'd take on a road trip.

    Sr Developer at Vanilla Forums [GitHub, Twitter]

  • Are you saying I shouldn't be hosting this way?
  • TimTim Lord of Servers Vanilla Staff
    500MB of traffic... I hope you don't plan to have very many users. I use more than than on my cellphone each month :(

    Vanilla Forums Senior Developer [GitHub, Twitter,]

  • @Tomtom100; Just for reference, I tried three free hosting services over a year ago. All promised great free services, all installed ok, all ran like a one legged dog after a few days or so. I suspect you get some CPU priority for perhaps a week, and then are relegated to space on the Commodore 64 network in the back room. I didn't even bother to record their names and URLs they were so bad. A small monthly fee will get you decent service and bandwidth if you shop carefully.
  • @Mikhael So I might problems in the future with these free hosts? I actually used to run a web app I built that stored images and I haven't had any problems with cpu and storage. I find that some hosts like 000webhost , x10host, and LimeDomains offer premium like services. I've been very convinced over the years not to buy hosting service because I've had such a great experience for free.
  • wow nice find, works quite well, especially at this stage where I am just beta testing some features before I actually launch a project with promotion included. play pokies
  • edited August 2011
    I would definitely recomend limedomains. It is a very nice free service and not only for beta testings. I run my normal website there.. pokies
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