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    I just want to ask a simple question regarding hosting. Is there anything in particular I should be looking for so I know that my sheared host will be large enough to support VB? I know which one I am going for but I want to know if it’s big enough. I have emailed them and they have said it can support VB but I just want to be sure.

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    You get what you pay for 99.99% of the time.

    Do not worry about harddrive space or bandwidth. My site is active, I have almost 1 million posts, over 150 000 members, lots of attachments and I only use 6 GIG in space. so do not get fooled by these places that say they give you 1 TB in space, as you dont need that much space anyway (for most sites anyway, unless your uploading illegal content lol) and 200 GIG bandwidth will be heaps enough to cover most sites, unless you have a file sharing site.

    Most of the time it will be CPU usage that will get you kicked off a host. If you are going to install crap modifications from vbulletin.org that are not optimised and are going to lag the server, then you will be kicked from almost any shared host, and you will need to upgrade to a VPS and later a dedicated server.

    Let us know how you go in the months to come
    Selling my BigBoard GamerzNeeds.net/forums Threads: 193 502, Posts: 1 540 045, Members: 718 566 It is listed here http://forums.digitalpoint.com/showt...3#post18297060

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      I was just going to use the standard host from Hawk Host. They have told me that their hosting supports VB and it’s about the standard price. I only run a smallish animal welfare forum so it’s nothing complicated. I just want to make sure that I don't get the host, install VB and its not big enough.

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      • #4
        Like the others said, it's not with the space that is the problem, Bandwidth and CPU usage is what matters. I'm sure their standard hosting plan should be alright, since all the areas look fit for vB.

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        • #5
          Originally posted by hornstar6969 View Post
          You get what you pay for 99.99% of the time.

          Do not worry about harddrive space or bandwidth. My site is active, I have almost 1 million posts, over 150 000 members, lots of attachments and I only use 6 GIG in space. so do not get fooled by these places that say they give you 1 TB in space, as you dont need that much space anyway (for most sites anyway, unless your uploading illegal content lol) and 200 GIG bandwidth will be heaps enough to cover most sites, unless you have a file sharing site.

          Most of the time it will be CPU usage that will get you kicked off a host. If you are going to install crap modifications from vbulletin.org that are not optimised and are going to lag the server, then you will be kicked from almost any shared host, and you will need to upgrade to a VPS and later a dedicated server.

          Let us know how you go in the months to come
          I bet you have fun doing backups

          Anyway I moved from shared hosting on HostGator.com to my own dedicated server, mainly for the location and the freedom. My site is nowhere large enough to require a dedi machine just for it and a few others, but still...

          I've used vBulletin on DreamHost, Servage and HostGator. All have worked fine

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          • #6
            You mean NightmareHost? DreamHost is terrible if they put you on the wrong server, say a server with porno sites. And you have to scream at them on the phone several times before they will move you. I helped a friend move a forum there. After 1 hour downtimes every other night for 2 weeks, we'd had enough and went to ASmallOrange. Problem solved!

            Hawk Host looks good. It is always a good sign when one of their key people post routinely at WebHostingTalk.com.

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