All our Vanilla Hosting plans come with these great features!
Free Forum Migration
If your Vanilla forum is hosted elsewhere and you’d like to migrate across to HostPresto – we can assist with that. We offer free forum migrations if your forum is based on cPanel.
No Hidden Fees
There are no hidden fees with HostPresto as there are no restrictions. You will not be charged more as your forum traffic increases. the package price is the price you pay.
We’ve been supporting the Vanilla forums project for a number of years now and have a number of happy customers who are running highly successful forums hosted with us.
Choice of Software
We understand that you may want to configure your own server that’s why we offer a choice of PHP version. You can select anything from 5.2 up until the current release.
We backup your forum automatically each and every day so you don’t need to worry about losing any data. You can even restore your forum as far back as 3 months ago!
Top Rated Host
At the time of writing we’re the top rated web host in the UK. Rated number 1 by the number 1 impartial review site, TrustPilot. Your forum will be in good hands.
All Vanilla Hosting Plans Include
All of these great features!
No Hidden Fees
With HostPresto, the price you see is the price you pay. There are no hidden charges with regards to usage metrics such as bandwidth. You will not be charged more as your site gets busier or your forum membership increases. The price you pay today is the price you pay tomorrow. We encourage growth!
All of our hosting plans come with fully unlimited bandwidth. That means regardless of the traffic your website receives the price will stay the same. The only restricting factor is the physical disk space your site takes up. We offer several plans with different specs to suit your forum.
One Click Install
You can install Vanilla with the click of a button using the Softaculous software repository via cPanel. cPanel makes installing Vanilla and many other applications extremely straight forward. You can also keep your website up to date with the latest versions and upgrade your current site with the click of your mouse!
We’re fully based in the UK. Our servers are located in our state of the art London data center and our support team are located out of the UK. This means your forum visitors will experience lightning fast connection speeds to your site and should you need support you can be sure you’ll get your queries answered in a timely fashion.
cPanel Control Panel
All of the accounts we offer come fully loaded with the worlds best web hosting control panel, cPanel. This application comes as standard on all Vanilla hosting plans and allows you access to over 150 account management tools enabling you to manage all aspects of your hosting account with ease.
Frequently Asked Questions
I have a large Vanilla forum hosted elsewhere, can you migrate it?
Of course. All of our hosting packages come with free migration of your current site from your old web host.
I need to use a specific PHP version for my Vanilla install, is that possible?
This would be dependent on the package you choose. On some packages we can install a custom PHP version for you or we can upgrade your platform to work with the existing PHP version.
Are there any limitations based on forum size?
No there are no limitations with regards to the forum. Just disk space on the server. You may need a higher end package if your forum contains a lot of data.
Is Vanilla available via Softaculous?
Yes you can install Vanilla Forums with one click via cPanel/Softaculous.
Are your servers optimised for Vanilla?
Yes we have specifically optimised our Apache and MySQL versions specifically for Vanilla so you can get the most out of your forum.
Great forum hosting!
"I run a badminton forum here in the UK based on Vanilla. Over the years, I’ve had numerous problems with other hosts simply because they’re not experienced in what it takes to configure a system to operate Vanilla. Fortunately that is not the case with HostPresto. Their Vanilla hosting plan not only comes with the most up to date version of Vanilla installed, it’s also optimised at server level!"
"Vanilla is my favourite out of all the community software – and there are a lot. Whilst my forum is still in its infancy (but growing) I decided right off the bat to take out a proper Vanilla hosting package from the good chaps at HostPresto. My site is running lightning fast at the moment – hopefully it stays like that! :)"
A truly amazing job!
"I only have good things to say about HostPresto when it comes to web hosting and everything that goes with that. In my case that’s primarily support! I run one of the top UK parenting forums and keeping my community up and running is of the highest importance. Thankfully HostPresto do an amazing job on that front which let’s me get on with growing my business."
Why host with HostPresto?
It's simple.. We offer all of the below in each and every package!
30 Day Money Back Guarantee
If you’re not happy with our service, you can get your money back, no strings, just let us know within 30 days.
Genuine, Personal Service
HostPresto is an independent UK host. We pride ourselves in our personal touch and attention to detail, and we’ll go above and beyond for you.
Highest Rated TrustPilot Web Host
Our customers love us and that shows in our reviews. Don’t take our word for it, see for yourself.
Low Price, High Performance
We’re a high performance, low price host. Which means you’ll get a premium level service for a price you can afford.
24/7 UK Based Support
We offer a round the clock support service, 24/7 and all our operatives are based in the UK so there will be always someone on hand.
We offer a free migration service for all new customers. If you’d like to move your site from a different host, just let us know.
No Setup Fees or Contracts
There are no setup fees or contracts with any of our packages. We just have a single, low monthly (or annual) cost.
99.9% Uptime Guarantee
All of our hosting plans come with a 99.9% uptime guarantee. One of the best in the industry.
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