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  1. We appreciate the feedback, but you can do it for no increase in cost, just use local host or the -testinstall, if that doesn't work for you or if you don't have one available, then it would require a second license, but it's certainly not a requirement to develop though. Thanks for your feedback though, and we are always considering ways to improve.
  2. I was only offering you solutions to the items you mentioned it's your choice, and no pressure here at all.
  3. Most developers develop applications and plugins for money, so if you need a dedicated dev site, on it's own, and you don't have a test license to use, spending the money on a license, so that you can make money isn't a bad thing. You need a car to drive to work right?
  4. You are allowed one dev/test site per license. (//localhhost installs don't count.)
  5. We provide both, we offer our community in the cloud (CIC) which is a hosted turn key platform, you purchase, 15 minutes later it's installed and ready to go. We also offer a full self hosted license that you can install on your own hosting if needed https://invisionpower.com/buy
  6. You can have a public facing dev site, but it must not be available to the public, meaning it must be locked down with htaccess so only you or your dev team can access it.
  7. I did an actual test for you to get some real numbers, so I wasn't guessing. (I was close though ) Image specs before, straight from my phone. After uploading with a 1200x1200 max save size. So it went from 3264x2448 and 2.1MB to 1200x900 and 352KB
  8. Set the first one to 1200x1200 and the second to 800x800 (my personal preference) In this setup, any image over 1200 or 1200 will be resized, when doing so, it will also shrink/compress the image file itself. so even if an image is lets say 1600x1600 and 3 mb, the resizing to 1200x1200 would be approx 500k to 1mb or less (just a guess) Now if you took an image of 4000x3000 and 8mb, with the same setting it would again likely end up between 500kb and 1mb or so. (best guess, could be off a little)
  9. You can already do this actually, just set your max width and height to a normal web size. 800x600 or 1600x1200 etc, then anything larger will be re-sized, in both pixels and file size. Uploading a 5000x5000 image on the web is silly anyway. I personally use 1200x1200 for max size.
  10. The best spam prevention is on registration, not after, this is where the built in tools are valuable. 1. Ensure you have the question and answer system setup for registrations, do not use a simple math or color question, get creative with your question, tailor it around the topic if your site and not something anyone can google the answer for. 2. Setup the IPS spam service to not allow registration on level 3 & 4, then adjust the others as needed to tighten things up, admin validation can be used also for some levels if needed. 3. Require email validation. If you do the above, you won't have to deal with spam much at all. Keep in mind there are humans registering too, and spamming too, not much you can do about those, this is where the "Flag as spammer comes in though" Be sure to set that up as well to delete content, ban account etc, all with one click! The IPS Spam service uses a multitude of data and magic however to process registrations and score them, you can alter the actions per score as above to suite your needs.
  11. In this case, if you are converting, you can upgrade php to 5.6+ then install and run the conversion application to convert your VB site. vBulletin 4.2.3 will work fine on the latest php version also, so you could update to 4.2.3, without issue first if needed. The vb site doesn't need to work for the conversion though, we just need the the database and files present. In the case of 4.2.2, it's very likely vb will still run on php 5.6+, just with a few quirks due to the php version, in which 4.2.3 would correct.
  12. It would be in your client area on your licensed account.
  13. You can use 3.4 or 4.1 currently, however the 3.4 series is no longer supported, and the 3.4 mods are no longer available, so it's recommended that you use IPS4 in this case. The renewal fee is the same, you only pay the renewal fee to re-activate the license if it expires.
  14. Hello, we have many options available here https://invisionpower.com/buy with plans on up to 100GB available. The plan limit included all data on your site to be specific, the files, the database and content on the site etc. You also have the option of using AWS S3 bucket to store your uploaded content on as well, so there is a solution for pretty much every need. If you have any further questions please let us know.
  15. stability and security and performance .