I have an ezboard forum right now which I want to move to vBulletin. I have a maximum of 10 users online at the same time now. When I move I can expect a maximum of 20 or 25.
Here are the current stats:
Founded: July 21, 2001
Daily Posts: 144
Total Posts: 55788
Daily Visits: 899
Total Visits: 342248
The posts at my forum do not include a lot of images. The layout itself has a bit more images than average possibly.
I need to know how much bandwidth and HD space I will need for the forum. I know it can't be exact, I just need a general idea. And recomendations for quality web hosts are welcome as well. I think an automatic backup system will be important since I don't want to lose the forum and everything in it. I shall also need additional webspace and bandwidth for the accompannying website.
One of my forums has about the same statistics as you describe, and it uses approx. 15Gb a month. Also you shouldn't have a problem with diskspace as it will probably remain below 100Mb but the Mysql Database can become very large..
But I'm wondering is there a tool to move a forum from EzBoard to Vbulletin?
There are plenty of decent webhosts offering 100-200MB of space and around 5GB b/w for around $10. Do shop around and use the search feature here to check up for comments on any companies you find interesting.
As for backups - heh, better to take responsibility for yourself, full stop. If a host offers them - great. But never rely on them, in case the backups fail just when you most need them. It can and does happen.
As for importers for vb - so far as I know they are done for free. Had some help moving some Yabbse's to vb. Generally very good support.
Check the Host Quote feature of this site http://www.webhostingtalk.com/request.php or the Shared Hosting Offers area. I am sure you will find a host listed there who will be able to easily accomodate your new vBulletin forum and associated website.
As for importers, I am not positive that there is a importer for ezBoard as it is a hosted service. But if you check the vBulletin site, there very well could be one.