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    Ok, I heard that vBulletin doesn't use webspace (or hardly any) I have heard it uses "SQL Storage" is this correct?

    If so how much "SQL storage" is needed? for a board that 'might' be big.

    Thank you,

    -echo

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    How much disk space do I need to run vBulletin?

    With vBulletin there are 2 different types of disk space usage:
    • Web space - For the PHP scripts and images of vBulletin.
    • MySQL database space - Which is separate from Web space, and you need to make sure your host gives you enough space in that department.
    When you use vBulletin, you have to take into account both web space and MySQL database space. vBulletin 3.x consists of:
    • PHP scripts and image files in the zip file you download = 7.0mb in size once zip file is extracted and uploaded to your Web site account.
    • MySQL database space which holds the actual vBulletin data:
    1. On initial install the MySQL database space used is approximately 3.6mb, and that is mainly the database table structure and initial data in the database tables.
    2. Once you start posting, adding threads, members, polls, private messages, attachments, avatars etc, your MySQL database space is the one that grows and should be your main concern - MySQL disk space.
    How much MySQL disk space is used is highly dependent on the type of forum you run, and factors such as:
    • Your average allowed attachment and avatar size
    • How many attachments and avatars you have stored in your vBulletin database
    • How many private messages you have stored in your vBulletin database from members
    • How many posts and threads you have and the size and variables you have set for your searchindex
    • How many members you have
    • How many forums you have
    • And so on and so forth
    For example, one installation we have seen had 5,800+ members, 40,000 threads, 662,000 posts, 70,000 private messages and 8,000 attachments. The total MySQL database size was 940MB - which comes to around 140MB per 100,000 posts. Please note that it does vary from forum to forum, so your mileage may vary.

    Source: http://www.vbulletin.com/faqsales.php
    You're spending millions of dollars on a website?!

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    • #3
      So you need MySQL Database, or MySQL Diskspace, is their a difference?

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      • #4
        You need MySQL Database space. In other words, a space for the database, that is, webspace.
        You're spending millions of dollars on a website?!

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        • #5
          So I need MySQL space and about 10MB of webspace that would host a vBulletin board?

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          • #6
            usually most webhosts share your total storage space between everything, so if your host gives you 100mb, then that's what you have to share between your mysql database, website files etc etc. So if your site uses 10mb, there's 90mb left for your database
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            • #7
              Originally posted by Beav
              usually most webhosts share your total storage space between everything, so if your host gives you 100mb, then that's what you have to share between your mysql database, website files etc etc. So if your site uses 10mb, there's 90mb left for your database
              Well my host gives me 30GB of Webspace and unlimited MySQL, so I am guessing thats enough

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              • #8
                Originally posted by echo_unlimited
                Ok, I heard that vBulletin doesn't use webspace (or hardly any) I have heard it uses "SQL Storage" is this correct?

                If so how much "SQL storage" is needed? for a board that 'might' be big.

                Thank you,

                -echo
                No reputable webhost segregates MySQL storage from webspace.

                You have 30GB of space which you can use for webpages, MySQL databases, etc.

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