Odd that the link to your board was removed and classed as spam considering you have been a member since 2006 and the very post above this one has a link to their board in their signature.alvo wrote: ↑Wed Oct 16, 2019 2:44 amI started with a shared server, but it took up too much server resources and I had to go to a VPS. I then ended up having to upgrade RAM a couple of times. I now have a dedicated server with an Intel Xeon GS-1220 processor, 8GB RAM, 500 GB SSD DRIVE. It serves about 5 million pages a month without issues.
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edit :: my apologies for including a link to the site running on the server I mentioned in case anybody wanted to see exactly what was being done.
How big is your database?
I use it to diagnostic my car`s engine in case.
If someone is willing to put in the time to optimize their code then the hardware requirements are surprisingly minimal - even with nearly half a billion postings. But yes, I agree that many people will never approach the limits of a vanilla phpbb installation on shared hosting.Lumpy Burgertushie wrote: ↑Wed Oct 30, 2019 11:01 pmrobbie787
please remember that most of the replies here are talking about boards that have been in place for quite a while and have a lot of posts and a lot of members etc.
for just starting out you can not expect to have a board that requires more than most shared hosting planes provide. Even if your board becomes very popular it may take a year or more before you need to start thinking about increasing resources.
so, don't panic just yet.
get a decent shared hosting account anywhere but godaddy and get the board started and see how it goes over a few months.
There's an App for that.