I have a website planned out, but I want to do several things with it and I don't know the technical specs that the host will need to have in order for me to be able to do what I want.
* My own domain.
* (optional) Ability to use subdomains would be nice.
* Message board, possibly using code from yabbforum.com or phpbb.com
* My own journal service based on the livejournal code.
* (optional) Offering web-based email accounts.
* Under $15 a month???
I expect to get fewer than 100 visitors per day, and don't need a lot of actual space (probably 20MB would be fine). I have an active but small community over at EZBoard, and that is what I want my own website for. We hate what EZBoard has become and want to have our own space.
What are the features that my host will need to have? Where should I look for such a host?
Hey! Well you can go to the Host Quote at the top of the page, or some hosts will have a link to their site in the signature, so just look around the board and check out some people's sites. There are lots to choose from here. PM me or post here if I can answer any other questions for you
100 visitors a day isn't that much, but then based on your estimates you need to consider what space requirements you are going to need, as well as bandwidth. Most companies offer anywhere between 50 and 100 MB of storage for a few of dollars a month, usually less than $10 with email, pre-installed scripts (phpbb forums, chat, etc). Typicaly, the lower packages don't offer that many sub domains, but most hosting companies offer the ability to customize. Your best bet is to search these forums for a good listing.
Your host will need to have PHP Support, MySQL Support, cgi capabilities, and domain support. Most Likely a control panel such as cPanel would be nice to help manage everything and get your emails and forums up.
Last edited by johonbravo; 04-12-2004 at 05:15 PM.