Pricing summary

 All work is priced in U.S. dollars.

Service Hobbyist/Small Non-Profit Rate (USD) Professional Rate (USD)
phpBB Installation $30 per forum $60 per forum

Install additional style, language pack, emoticons pack, rank images pack

$15 each $30 each
phpBB 3 Upgrade and Updates

Possible shared hosting surcharge. May apply on upgrades from 3.0 to higher versions of phpBB on shared hosts, only if an error occurs during the conversion (which I will document and get your consent to continue) that requires me to move your files and database to my local environment to do an upgrade. If you are using a virtual private server or a dedicated server this charge does not apply. See discussion below.

$50 $100

Any phpBB 3.1 or 3.2 version update. (Updates leave you on the same version but include improved code and bug fixes. Examples: 3.2.0 to 3.2.1 or 3.1.9 to 3.1.10.)

$20 $40

Any phpBB version 3.1 or higher upgrade. (Upgrades move you from one version to another, such as 3.1 to 3.2.)

$40 $80

phpBB versions 3.0.8 and above upgrade (no mods, no special styles) to most recent phpBB version

$40 (surcharges may apply for forums with shared hosting or more than 100,000 posts and/or users) $80 (surcharges may apply for forums with shared hosting or more than 100,000 posts and/or users)

phpBB versions 3.0.3 – 3.0.7-PL1 (no mods, no special styles) upgrade to most recent phpBB version

$45 (surcharges may apply for forums with shared hosting or more than 100,000 posts and/or users) $90 (surcharges may apply for forums with shared hosting or more than 100,000 posts and/or users)

phpBB versions 3.0.0 (Gold) or earlier 3.0 beta versions – 3.0.2 (no mods, no special styles) upgrade to most recent phpBB version

$50 (surcharges may apply for forums withshared hosting or more than 100,000 posts and/or users) $100 (surcharges may apply for forums with shared hosting or more than 100,000 posts and/or users)

Install a non-standard styles and place your logo in the style in the style’s standard spot

See style Installations pricing

Reapply phpBB 3.0 modification file changes

See modifications upgrade pricing
Surcharges (applies to conversion and upgrades from phpBB 2 or 3.0 to the latest version of phpBB)

More than 100,000 but less than 200,000 posts and/or users

$15 extra (includes cost of rebuilding search index) $30 extra (includes cost of rebuilding search index)

More than 200,000 but less than 300,000 posts and/or users

$25 extra (includes cost of rebuilding search index) $50 extra (includes cost of rebuilding search index)

More than 300,000 but less than 500,000 posts and/or users

$35 extra (includes cost of rebuilding search index) $70 extra (includes cost of rebuilding search index)

More than 500,000 but less than 1,000,000 posts and/or users

$50 extra (includes cost of rebuilding search index) $100 extra (includes cost of rebuilding search index)

More than 1,000,000 posts and/or users

$50 plus $10 per block of up to 200,000 posts and/or users above 1,000,000 posts and/or users) $100 plus $20 per block of up to 200,000 posts and/or users above 1,000,000 posts and/or users)
Modifications (for phpBB 2.0.x and 3.0.x)

Installation

Easy mods

$15 ($10 to upgrade) $30 ($20 to upgrade)

Moderate mods

$25 ($15 to upgrade) $50 ($30 to upgrade)

Advanced mods

$35 ($20 to upgrade) $70 ($40 to upgrade)

Upgrades

Half the price of installing a new mod, rounded up to the nearest $5 Half the price of installing a new mod, rounded up to the nearest $10
Extensions (for phpBB 3.1 and above)

Installation

$15 per extension, $40 for installing my digest extension if you want me to setup a system cron, or for any extension that cannot be used out of the box and requires some additional integration. $30 per extension, $80 for installing my digest extension if you want me to setup a system cron, or for Cleantalk or any extension that cannot be used out of the box and requires some additional integration.

Updating

$15 per extension $30 per extension

Removing

$10 per extension $20 per extension
Style Installations

 

Install a non-standard styles and place your logo in the style in the style’s standard spot (Note: making extensive changes to styles to accommodate your custom colors, placements of objects, varying container widths, etc. are additional and are billed at my normal labor rate.)

$15 per style $30 per style

General style troubleshooting

See my general labor rate

Designing custom new styles

I do not offer this as a service. Contact a phpBB style artist.
Convert phpBB 2 forum to most recent phpBB 3.0.x, 3.1 or 3.2 version $50 and up, contact me for a price. For shared hosts, a shared hosting surcharge may be added if resource limitations are encountered. $100 and up, contact me for a price. For shared hosts, a shared hosting surcharge may be added if resource limitations are encountered.
phpBB Digest Modification Install (currently available for phpBB 3.0 and 2.0 only) $50 (includes cron setup) $100 (includes cron setup)

Upgrade phpBB first if required (generally required if not running a recent version of phpBB)

See upgrade pricing. (Surcharges may apply for forums with more than 100,000 posts and users.)

Integrate with a non-standard style (additional, if needed)

See Style Installations

Annual maintenance (will upgrade digests as new releases occur during the year)

$25 per year $50 per year
Rehost forum $60 minimum, contact me for an exact quote $120 minimum, contact me for an exact quote
WordPress assistance $30/hour, contact me for an exact quote $60/hour, contact me for an exact quote
General labor, troubleshooting and tutoring  $30/hour or portion thereof $60/hour or portion thereof

Last updated December 7, 2018