Next Level SMF has a small selection of Managed SMF Hosting plans, including self hosted SMF management only plans. Each plan is specially designed to assist busy and new admins alike in running their forums successfully. You’ll find we’re cheaper than most phone plans, and chock full of more customer service too! Feel free to contact us or open a chat session if you have any queries!

Managed SMF Hosting Plans

We host your website on our servers and help you manage it. This means we’re better able to keep you secure, have quicker access to your forum for maintenance and emergencies, and you don’t have to worry about managing the files or server.

GET $4.99 OFF UNTIL 2018!

Sign up NOW for The Easy Way OR The Easier Way plan and receive $4.99 a month off until 2018! That’s a saving of almost $60 a year! Only 5 “499offuntil2018” coupons available, so get in quick!
  • The Hard Way

  • $8.99 /mo AUD OR $6.31 USD*
    • 5GB* Web Space
    • 25GB* Bandwidth
    • BYO* Domain Name
    • SETUP
    • SMF + Anti-Spam Installed on setup
    • 0 Additional mods installed
    • 0 Themes installed on setup
    • 0* Mod installs per /mo
    • 0* Manual installs from total
    • 0* Theme installs /mo
    • 0* SMALL tweaks /mo (Ask first)
    • NO* SMF Updates
    • NO* SMF Upgrades
    • NO* Error log fixes
    • Assistance with troubleshooting, admin/mod issues, forum settings, and permissions.
    • SOME assistance mod installing/uninstalling*
    • SOME help to level up!
    • PAID help with extras. See price list.
  • Sign Up For this Plan ($8.99 /mo)


Your new SMF will be installed with anti-spam configured and the mods and themes of your choice installed and set up for you! Your SMF will be ready to use from the moment you log in. Finally, a hassle free set up process!


You’ll never have to worry about whether your SMF is up to date, it’ll be updated for you on the day* SMF releases a patch. Any mod or theme you want installed? No problem, even manual installs! Errors in your error log? No worries!


Need a hand? Whether it’s a setting, permissions issue, or just a question help is only an email away. You’ll find more support here than anywhere else because I'm here to help you manage your SMF experience, not just to host it.


  1. These plans are intended to be used by one website (forum) per plan. This will ensure our servers run efficiently for everyone. If you need multiple sites please contact us to get the best deal.
  2. All prices are in AUD. USD prices subject to change without warning based on the exchange rate.
  3. Features not included in the Hard Way Plan, and unincluded extras for other plans can be purchased individually. Please ask first as charging is at Next Level SMF’s discretion.
  4. Additional 5GB bandwidth and space can be bought for $3 /mo, or $2 /mo on The Easier Way plan.
  5. Domains can be added or removed (if BYO) for $1.50 /mo on all plans. BYO domains are your responsibility to renew.
  6. Manual mod installs, small tweaks, and error log fixes will need to be assessed per request. In rare cases a mod cannot be installed manually due to conflicts. In rare cases errors in the log cannot be resolved. In some cases requests for tweaks may be denied at Next Level SMF’s discretion. In some cases the tweaks are so small you can have multiple tweaks per month no problem. If in doubt ask!
  7. Automatic updates are for SMF patches, not upgrades. “On the day” can differ by timezone, so for clarity means within 24-48 hours of a patch being released by SMF.
  8. In order to do automatic updates and mod/theme installs an admin account will be required with SMF. In order to make small tweaks and manual installs an FTP account will be required. For your privacy and security we will make our own admin and FTP accounts with individual passwords.


You’ll be up for everything! Our servers have a 99.99% uptime guarantee.


We’ll save your progress! Your files are backed up monthly, and your database is backed up weekly.


We’ll update your SMF for you ON THE DAY* each patch is released.