Simple Machines Forum (SMF) is a free, professional grade software package that allows you to set up your own online community within minutes. Its powerful custom made template engine puts you in full control of the layout of your message board and with our unique SSI – or Server Side Includes – function you can let your forum and your website interact with each other.
Fully Compatible & Optimized
Our SMF Hosting plans are custom tailored to handle SMF smoothly.
The following is a general guideline to help you choose the right hosting plan for your SMF forum:-
|Online Users||Hosting Plan||Accounts Per Server||Starting Price|
|0 – 50||Aspire™||200||$9.99|
|50 – 150||AspirePlus™ | AspirePlus™ UK||80||$24.99|
|150 – 400||Inspire™||20||$100.99|
|400+||Managed Dedicated Server||1||$499.99|
Solid State Drives (SSD)
We use the high-performance Solid State Drives (SSD) for our US Web Hosting servers to give you a huge boost for your website.
LiteSpeed Web Server
We use the high-performance and high scalability LiteSpeed Web Server in all of our servers. LiteSpeed is a drop-in replacement for Apache. It is at least 2x faster than Apache and at least 4x faster than Nginx.
APC + Memcached + LiteSpeed Cache
APC (PHP Cache), Memcached (Memory Cache) and LiteSpeed Cache (Varnish-style Page Cache) are enabled by default in our US Web Hosting servers. They are specifically tuned to deliver fast loading speed for your website.
Global Content Delivery Network (CDN)
Our AspirePlus™ and Inspire™ hosting plans include our Global Content Delivery Network (CDN), which will allow you to take advantage of our CDN Edge Servers worldwide to serve your website’s contents for visitors across the globe.
SMF Auto Installer
You can install SMF in our servers easily by using our Installatron & Softaculous Application Installer in cPanel. Installatron & Softaculous allows you to view install, upgrade, backup, and uninstall the latest stable version of Simple Machines Forum.
SMF Basic Support
We can provide Basic Support for your SMF forum. We will handle any SMF issues that is related to the server-side. We do not provide support for designing and/or programming issues. You will need to hire a web developer to handle them.
All Aspiration Hosting clients will have access to our wide range of flash video tutorials regarding the configurations and usages of SMF.
The following are our working demo forum of SMF running from the same servers as our clients:-
|Without CDN||Demo Forum||Demo Forum||Demo Forum|
|With CDN||N/A||CDN Demo Forum||CDN Demo Forum|