Premium User Membership Discussions Discussion thread is located at Premium User Membership Discussion | Centmin Mod Community Premium User Membership ? It's a paid member upgrade option which gives Premium forum members additional useful forum features + additional benefits added over time which go beyond just the forums so benefits extend to your own web sites (i.e. discounted SSL Certificates). These additional premium features are outlined further below. Alot of these additional forum features come via paid Xenforo addons, so the cost of the paid Premium membership upgrades covers such addon costs and any future additional new forum features as they are added. Money goes towards costs for Xenforo licensing/renewals, paid addons, SSL wildcard certificate/renewals and web hosting costs etc. Premium User Membership payments are NOT for technical support for Centmin Mod itself - Centmin Mod is provided as is without support. Amount charged will be in Australian dollars ($AUD) via Paypal. How and where do I sign up for Premium User Membership ? You will find the Premium User Membership upgrade options within your /account/upgrades here. Unfortunately, there's a NO REFUND policy. So please make sure Premium User Membership is something you want. What benefits do Premium User Members get ? Right now additional forum features available to Premium User Members include: Premium User Ribbon - A ribbon under your user post info displayed on each and every post Access to private Premium User Member's forum - private forum for Premium Users to hang out. You may also get early access for scripts or code improvements for beta testing. Cheap SSL Certificates [full details] - Access to discounted SSL Certificate purchases for standard SSL and Wildcard SSL Certificates. Access to this benefit will start after August 28th, 2014 Ad Removal [full details] - Removal of banner ads on forum and thread views. Pushover.net notifications [full details] - Allows Premium members to externally link their forum accounts to Pushover.net services to allow for forum alerts and notifications to be pushed to Android, iPhone, iPod Touch, and iPad devices. You'll need to pay US$4.99 for the client side Pushover app in your respective device's app store. Some clients may have a free 5 day trial first. Key Word Alerts [full details] - allows Premium members to track and be alerted via email for keywords they specify. Forum Multiview [full details] - allows Premium members to select two or more forums and be able to view all the threads from those chosen forums on a single page. Very handy time saver if you do not want to jump around on all the forums. Google Analytics Custom Dashboard Templates [full details] - allows Premium members to get access to some of my own custom Google Analytics Dashboard templates such as the ones used for CDN page load speed monitoring. Access to a dedicated feature rich MySQL database backup script which supports local backups, up to 3x ftp remote backup locations as well as Amazon S3 remote backups with support for all S3 storage classes + threshold retention management of those backups. [full details] As time goes by, additional Premium User Member only forum features will be added and your existing payment via Paypal will cover the new additional forum features as they are added. How much does it cost to upgrade to Premium User Membership ? Right now there are six Premium User Membership options available: 12 Month non-reoccuring = AUD$89/yr 24 Month non-reoccuring = AUD$149 for 2yrs or AUD$74.50/yr 12 Month auto renew = AUD$89/yr Monthly auto renew = AUD$15/month Quarterly every 3 months auto renew = AUD$30/quarter (AUD$10/month) Bi-Annually every 6 months auto renew = AUD$50 (AUD$8.33/month) Premium User Membership payment for non-reoccuring options via Bitcoin is now an option but you'd need to contact me for payment details and for manual upgrade processing. Premium User Badges A ribbon under your user post info displayed on each and every post. Style and design improvements may happen over time. Access to private Premium User Member's forum Private forum is for Premium Users to hang out and may get earlier access to beta test new scripts or code improvements which I usually preview only in Beta Release Code forum (without providing the actual scripts). For example the Jailed user SFTP/SSH beta testing and improved Nginx vhost generator with SSL auto generated private key, CSR Code support which is needed to proceed with SSL Certificate purchases.