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    Question looking for a payed host for a YaBB forum.

    I'm looking for a payed host. I only want to use it to install a YaBB on (CGI/perl). Maximum of 40 members.

    How much webspace do I need ? (15 - 20 megs I guess ??)

    How much bandwith do I need ?

    Do yo have any tips for a rather cheep but reliable payed host ?? THX.

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    have you looked at phpBB or any other PHP/mysql board scripts? last i heard Yabb was resource intensive...

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    Originally posted by akash
    have you looked at phpBB or any other PHP/mysql board scripts? last i heard Yabb was resource intensive...
    thx for sharing your thoughts but I familiar with the YaBB script, I find it very userfriendly and as I plan to have no more then 40 members I don't think that it will absorb much resources... how much bandwith would I need/month ? thx

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    Hi,
    It really depends on how many hits you will have and how big are your skins for the board. More hits = more bandwidth.

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    40 members?

    I'd be suprised if you went over one gig a month, and 20 meg or so should be more than enough - at least for now. The skin and posters message size would play a part in those final figures of course.

    One thing people often do with their hosting choices is seriously overestimating what they think they'll need. While YaBB has a reputation for being a resource hog, 40 members isn't going to push much I don't think.

    Greg Moore
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    any tips for a good payed hosting service ?

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    not really. The rules prevents people from mentioning a host they haven't used directly, and it's been a long time since I used shared hosting. I'm sure someone will chime in before long and give you a recommendation though.

    Greg Moore
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    Originally posted by buffalorebel
    any tips for a good payed hosting service ?
    ME

    Ok, it is a little hard to tell. There are a lot of good paid hosts. What are your requirements other then running a board? (i.e FrontPage extensions, POP, do you need ASP support, and do you have other special requirements?).

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    What are your requirements other then running a board? (i.e FrontPage extensions, POP, do you need ASP support, and do you have other special requirements?).
    none

    anyone can pm me with tips and hints, thx

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    Originally posted by buffalorebel


    none
    None? These are the customers I want to have. j/k

    >>anyone can pm me with tips and hints, thx
    Will do

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    Unless your forum is incredibly active, you're not going to even use a gig a month. Space isn't a problem either, as it's still only using text files - and they're hardly huge, even if you break the default character limit per post.

    I figure you're talking something like YaBB SP1.1 - though they do have a php scripted one in the form of YaBB SE.

    Most hosts are now preferring php driven bbs to help conserve cpu power. But unless it's a frenetic forum, I can;t see you having problems with a reputable host.

    To find one, simply use the search function at the top left of the site page, and try a few company names, one at a time, to see whether any have any serious issues against them.

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    Speaking of that, you may find a host that has mod GZIP, that speeds up the process of loading pages on your site and saves bandwidth.

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