Originally Posted by deep_blue
How good will be AMD 64 Athlon with 1 GB ram. i think rackspace will cost somewhere USD 400. is there any equally good option who will manage server as I have no tech experience and neither i can learn tech
I have a vbulletin fourm on an Pentium 4 HT 3 GHZ 1 GB RAM and its fast with around 100 visitors online. There are also some tweaks to make vbulletin faster than out-of-the-box, you can ask for them on vbulletin.com/forum -> server configuration forum.
Rackspace is absolutely top notch and therefore very expensive. First they quote the usual "our prices start from 400 $" but you can get far better deals by having a longer contract.
Liquidweb.com seems to handle their jobs also very well. Also take #2 of my last post into consideration and just take a server for around 50 - 100 $ plus server management for around 70 - 100 $.
Some people say server management companies give more service to customers than "normal" server companies that also provide management, as server management companies are just paid for their services.