I'm currently hosting my IPB forum at powervps. They're truly a great vps provider with top-notch support, but now I think I should move on dedicated for better performance.
What I need (minimum requirements):
A server with P4 2.8 Ghz processor or equivalent
1 Gb RAM
15 Gb HDD
400 Gb bandwidth monthly
No Cpanel needed
Managed or unmanaged
Budget: max $130 monthly (total fee)
You may ask me why I didn't make a search before asking. Yes I did but it's hard to find a provider that offers a such server. I did contact some top-rated dedicated providers but received no positive response (the normal response is "the slotted bandwidth in each server can't be changed" ).
Some information about my forum:
at least 60-80 online users at any moment
150-180 online users at peak hours
300 new registered users per day
no extra services (downloading, streaming,...)