Lypha is just another overseller - they have been around for a while, they have that girl as their mascot or something and her face scares me lol - not sure if she's still there
do you host the music yourself? or do you embed them? if you embed them then you should be fine with any host - but if you host them, you would need to have the copyright and would probably need a good amount of bandwidth
I don't know what I'm using right now. I'm on a forum (phpbb) of about 2000 members and 1.5m posts in roughly 5 years. We're considering moving the forum and I've offered to take it up. Anyway, the current guy has his own server. But I'm not sure that's necessary.
ah - well you should ask him how much space and bandwidth he is using just to get an idea because when you take over, you don't want to be spending too much money or buying too little space and bandwidth than you need. That'll be a pain later on when you know you could have saved OR when you know you should have bought more
I'm currently looking for a host, under $10/month, that can provide me with sufficient bandwith to run a music blog and a forum that averages 150-200 unique views a day and 700-800 posts.
Would either HostPapa or Lypha be a good choice?
Why are you looking on those huge packages when your needs are so small? take in mind that uptime and reliability does suffer when the price goes down and the space/bandwidth goes up.
Search for a host with a package according to your needs, do not get just the biggest plan for the lower price.
I see many people suggesting hostgator - but be careful if you get a lot of hits and what ever forum you are using starts to use any server memory and or processes they can shut you down pretty quickly. I have had a lot of people complain about that.
Either way I also agree with some of the others posting here - Just because of hits averages 150-200 unique views a day and 700-800 posts that really isn't a lot to take much usage. Just make sure to check with the new host via support tickets to make sure they can handle the load with what ever package you choose.
As long as you are not hosting the files, bandwidth shouldn't be much of an issue HOWEVER - make sure the host will allow linking to the files since they probably most likely can or will be copyright issues.
It doesn't see for you to need a lot of resources so any hosting provider that does not oversell and provides quality service and support would work for you. There is nothing much to say... unless you would post more requirements. Just don't go cheap.
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The problem with forum systems is that they are normally CPU intensive as they query databases a lot when displaying pages, unless modified or coded in a way that a page is "cached" as a HTML file and updated as needed.
Basically the point I'm trying to make is that bandwidth and space will be the least of your problems, rather you should worry about concurrent connections to your website. The limit for shared hosting is between 60-90 dependant on what provider you go with, obviously a higher quality provider (which will cost more) will be able to cope with more concurrent connections.
Hmm, well, this is slightly over my head (i gotta be honest, heh).
Do you think HostGator would be good enough?
If not, where could I find a decent host that would provide me within 20-30 GB of bandwith a month, plus this "concurrent connection" thing you're talking about (haha, sorry to be so ignorant about this...but I figured I'd better ask here rather than just use Google Search )?
And Coldkill, what do you mean when you say between 60-90?
Concurrent connections refers to the amount of connections you have to your website, ie the amount of people viewing it at the same time. 60-90 is 60-90 people viewing your website at the same time as each other. This limit really applies only to dynamic websites, such as forums, and not to static pages. This is because a dynamic website uses more server resources (CPU time, memory and disk read/write).
Any host will give you a concurrent connection, but the amount the server can handle will vary dependant on which provider you go with. There is no setting within software to say when you reach this limit, stop serving pages.
have you come up with a solution? i know that i have seen a lot of people talk about they can do it for x amount of money but most of them have a full server and are pushing it as well as reading how you can have x amount of concurrent connections as well since your running a big forum with so many users.