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#1 bluemartian

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Posted 11 January 2014 - 10:02 AM

Hi, I'm looking to move my site(s) to MDDHosting. 

 

Do you all support node.js? This isn't a show-stopper if you don't (most hosts don't yet), but I'm interested in the new Ghost blogging platform.

 

Are you guys XenForo friendly? The first site I'm planning on bringing over is a low traffic family forum running on XenForo but I'm having a devil of a time with my existing two hosts; one won't support it and the other one does but has server issues once a month like clockwork.

 

Last question. I see you offer SSH access. Is this full command line access to where I can do MySQL database dumps for backup?

 

Thanks for the info! :)


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#2 MikeDVB

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Posted 11 January 2014 - 11:45 AM

Do you all support node.js? This isn't a show-stopper if you don't (most hosts don't yet), but I'm interested in the new Ghost blogging platform.

Currently only under a virtual private server. I haven't seen anybody ask for it before today so I'll have an admin look into the possibility of adding it but it just depends on how difficult it is to keep maintained.
 

Are you guys XenForo friendly? The first site I'm planning on bringing over is a low traffic family forum running on XenForo but I'm having a devil of a time with my existing two hosts; one won't support it and the other one does but has server issues once a month like clockwork.

XenForo should work just fine - I know we host at least a few larger forums.
 

Last question. I see you offer SSH access. Is this full command line access to where I can do MySQL database dumps for backup?

You'll be limited to your account but you can do MySQL dumps, etc.
 

Thanks for the info! :)

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Posted 12 January 2014 - 02:51 PM

Thanks for the info, Mike! 

 

Just thought you'd like to know that I've signed up (within the hour) and I'm currently uploading site files (I opened a ticket to request SSH access). 

 

Looking forward to hosting here.


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#4 stfual

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Posted 14 September 2016 - 09:53 AM

I note this was 2014. Is ghost supported on Mddhosting now? I've seen some shared hosting does support and some doesn't.
I'd like an alternative to WordPress for blogging as my previous host had some fairly serious problems with multiple users WordPress sites being hacked.
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#5 MikeDVB

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Posted 04 October 2016 - 09:59 AM

Ghost requires Node.js which we do not currently support.

 

When it comes to WordPress getting hacked - it is a pretty big target.  The keys are keeping it up to date and all plugins and themes in-use up-to-date and not-in-use removed.

 

More often than not we see an outdated default theme that gets hacked - like the Twenty Eleven, Twenty Twelve, or Twenty Thirteen themes.


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Posted 10 October 2016 - 04:01 PM

One of the problems with plugins and themes is not that the user is not keeping them up-to-date, it is because the original coder who issued the plugin does not issue updates to offer secure versions .From a security standpoint, there is a large concentration on keeping script up-to-date, but I think there should be a greater recognition among the webmaster community about the security risk in using "aged code", which hasn't been updated in 5 years.

 

Side question (for Mike or anyone else). Is there a reason why a XenForo forum (in general) would not be supported? Isn't it just a regular forum built on PHP/MySQL, or is there more to the requirements than that?


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#7 PhilD13

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Posted 24 October 2016 - 07:10 PM

While I don't use and have never installed XenForo forum, it looks fairly standard in requirements:

PHP 5.2.11 or newer is required

PHP must not be running in safe_mode

PHP extension MySQLi

PHP extension Iconv

PHP extension Ctype

PHP extension GD
JPEG support for GD

PHP extension PCRE (preg_replace)

PHP extension SPL (SPL_autoload_register)

PHP extension JSON

PHP extensions for XML handling (DOM and SimpleXML)

 

You can always run their script to check https://xenforo.com/...ements-test.zip

 

To use the script, unzip the package and upload xenforo_requirements.php to your server in any
web-viewable location. Then direct your browser to the URL that corresponds with
that location.

Once you have checked the results from the script, it is recommended that you
remove the file.

 

I tested my mddhosting install and the script says that the server meets the requirements of the program.


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Posted 26 October 2016 - 02:34 PM

I run a very small XenForo forum on MDD. It has always run without issue. When I had 15-20 concurrent users the board ran just fine. Once your north of ~40-50 concurrent users you need to start looking at higher end shared hosting (Premium Hosting) or a VPS. 

 

Generally, speaking all my sites hosted here run without issue. One time a client of mine failed to update his WP theme. He was hacked and his account was sending spam. Support was great about working with me to bring the site back online after I cleaned it up.  


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Posted 31 October 2016 - 02:11 PM

I run a very small XenForo forum on MDD. It has always run without issue. When I had 15-20 concurrent users the board ran just fine. Once your north of ~40-50 concurrent users you need to start looking at higher end shared hosting (Premium Hosting) or a VPS. 

 

Generally, speaking all my sites hosted here run without issue. One time a client of mine failed to update his WP theme. He was hacked and his account was sending spam. Support was great about working with me to bring the site back online after I cleaned it up.  

 

Do you run all your sites off of a single shared hosting account here? What kind of "visitors/page views/bandwidth" do you use monthly?


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Posted 31 October 2016 - 05:10 PM

 

Do you run all your sites off of a single shared hosting account here? What kind of "visitors/page views/bandwidth" do you use monthly?

I have a reseller account and also host a few clients here. I don't have specific stats but most are low to medium traffic sites. 


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