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Hosting plan for a forum

MeowsePad

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#2
It depends on the size of your forum. For a small forum, you should probably keep it on shared hosting unless you need a VPS or dedicated hosting for other purposes. A VPS or dedicated hosting for small, low-traffic forums is excessive and would be a waste of money in my opinion. When your forum gets much larger and starts getting more traffic, a VPS or dedicated server will be necessary. Forum Promotion, for example, saw the need to move to a VPS around the time that we reached the one million post mark. Your need for a VPS or dedicated server, however, will be based more on traffic than on the size of your forum.
 

reddyash

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Shared hosting is the best solution to host your forum. You can upgrade to VPS or dedicated once your website has many visitors.
The reason why I am suggesting to go for shared hosting is for starting few months you will not have many visitors. For a forum to grow it takes long time.
 
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#5
If you are starting out new you can go for a shared hosting. But as your site or forum begin to receive more visitors and the volume of information shared increases you may look at going for a VPS.
 

Goodman

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сhооsing а hоsting plаn dеpеnds оn thе sizе оf yоur fоrum. If yоu аrе just stаrting thеn shаrеd hоsting wоuld bе thе bеst fоr yоu. Lаtеr оn yоu саn upgrаdе tо оthеr plаn dеpеnding оn thе trаffiс.
In tеrms оf аppliсаtiоns, yоu саn соnsidеr vBullеtin whiсh is quitе pоpulаr lосаtiоn fоr fоrum. In саsе, yоu саn аffоrd thе liсеnsе Simplе Mасhinеs Fоrum (SMF) is аn оpеn sоurсе соmmunity sоftwаrе. аlsо, еnsurе thаt whаtеvеr plаn yоu сhооsе is sесurе sinсе thеrе аrе sеvеrаl аttасks оn fоrums.
 

paul

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Hello, see it all depends on traffic that your forum would be receiving. If you are using shared hosting, and it is able to handle coming traffic to website, with allocated resources, no need to upgrade another service. But in case forum visits increases which exceeding your utilization of resources, you need to move on VPS or Dedicated servers.
 
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