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My WiredTree Review and Some Discount Coupon Codes

Update: Here’s my most recent review of WiredTree.

I had an enjoyable experience with WiredTree (Some Coupons) half a year back when I was starting a joint venture with one of my friends and needed managed VPS hosting. Joe Doss was very helpful in answering my concerns and questions before sign-up. After testing out their demo download and ensured of a good data center and smooth Internet connections, I decided to go with them.

I went with the $99 managed hybrid plan. I was then pretty new to VPS hosting / dedicated hosting where you are in control of much more stuff than when you are with shared hosting. Though they are all very well managed at WiredTree (click to activate coupon), it’s still a bit overwhelming with all the options and different control panel sections. I asked questions. A lot of them. And they responded to my support tickets within 15 minutes EVERY time, no matter when you submit them. I dealt with not just one of their support staff but quite a few of them and they are all quick, polite and to the point. When I search through my Gmail inbox, there are a total of 60 conversations (hundreds of messages back and forth) I had with them in a short matter of less than one month. They were professional and kind in every message they addressed to me.

The hosting part of my joint venture was absolutely awesome. If it weren’t the decision to abort the project with my friend, I’d trust the most important of my sites to WiredTree. So when I told them that I had to close the contract and leave them after just one month, I was kind of upset for them because they have been so nice to me. They replied to my request to close my hosting account with complete understanding and even offered me refund for the remaining days of the month (it wasn’t a full month, just 20 days or so), I asked them to keep it.

As for uptime and server performance, I didn’t set up any 3rd party monitoring or pinging service but as I was working furiously on the project in the 20 days, accessing my websites at WiredTree thousands of times and hundreds of hours, I have not seen the slightest of indications of slowness or down time.

4.8 / 5 from me.

WiredTree Coupons

You can get very nice discounts by using one of these coupons of WiredTree when you host with them, such as extra 50% RAM, extra 50% bandwidth or lifetime 20% off. Just enter the code in the Coupon Code text box and hit Update Total button on the order page. All coupon codes listed there are confirmed to be working as of today, except V768-333333 that may be unreliable.

vBulletin Tips

How to Enable / Change vBulletin Default Thread Subscription Mode for New User Registrations?

One of the foremost things you want of your own vBulletin forum is that the users can engage in it as much as they would. Though email subscription is a little too bothering than people need, control panel subscription that lists all the threads your users have started or participated in will definitely increase the vitality of your community because they can easily find out if their threads / posts have been responded to and then feel compelled to post back.

The default subscription mode when a new user registers with vBulletin is no subscription at all. People would have no way to find out how their posts have been received and responded to thus would become engaged in the conversations. You should turn the control panel subscription on by default so all new users will subscribe to their own threads or threads that they have posted in automatically.

Log in your vBulletin control panel:

Admin CP –> Settings –> Options –> User Registration Options –> Default Registration Options –> Automatic Thread Subscription Mode

Select the dropdown list to Subscribe with no notification. And click Save. However, for users who have already registered, they’d have to manually change their account settings to change their subscription options:

User CP –> My Settings –> My Account –> General Settings –> Messaging & Notification –> Default Thread Subscription Mode

Change it to Through my control panel only.