I'm making my first phpbb forum and am setting it up on my computer but will post it in the next few weeks. Can you please recommend me a good cheap host that can run phpbb ok. I have previously used an italian company called aruba.it but that was just for a regular non-forum site (I am based in barcelona, spain).
I dont want a free host with advertising, but somewhere good quality and cheap(although that concept is relative - perhaps max 35€ per year).
thx in advance for the help!
BAndwidth i couldnt say. I would like to have say a couple of hundred visitors a day, which may be a bit hopeful, also will have teachers uploading docs with classes they have designed as it will be a forum for teachers. size? at moment little idea, i will read that link above but kinda stumbling in dark at mo!
So if users are going to upload files and 100 visitors a day I would suggest a plan with in the beginning 100MB as word documents are not that big. From there you can always upgrade your account. Maybe you can ask a hosting whether they can offer you a trial period so that you can test their speeds etc.
I'm using 6.5mb at the mo for my aruba site and its images and a simple web design for a restaurant in germany. I ve had no probs with them but just wondered for phpbb users what are the main issues for hosting and all that.
Messi is the business! Barça are a bit of a stressful team to watch at mo tho! Chelsea got the draw the other day and it felt as good as a loss here!
100MB would be a good starting point and with my personal experience I would say you will hardly need even 5GB Transfer per month, anyways bandwidth is cheap these days so what you should be looking for is a hosting plan with around 100MB space/10GB transfer per month.
Try WHT offers section or do a WHT search (you may limit your search only for the offers section for better results) and I'm sure you will find many providers within your price range. Paying upfront is good as you get better pricing but the only disadvantage is that you are unable to move anyway if the service is not up to your expectations. So I would suggest doing extra research, read reviews, look for money back guarantee etc and make sure you contact their support few times before making any commitments.
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