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  1. #1
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    What do i need in a VPS?

    I was looking around in the forum for the past 2 days to find me a suitable host where I can host my forum. I'm currently on a shared host, and never used a VPS before, so I don't know what i need in it yet.

    My budget is around 40usd/month and I need to find a VPS that is located on the west coat and is powerful enough to handles the forum. (why west coat? Because most of the visitors are coming from the south east Asia. Vietnam.)

    a little info about my forum:
    using vbulletin, and has vbseo installed + a few mods.
    has over 3000 members.
    about 90.000 threads
    about 70 to 100 registered per day.
    over 500 posts per day.
    there's always about 200 to 500 people surfing around the forum (83% come from google).

    PS: forum is just a marketplace forum. no wares sharing, no porn related.

    Thankz
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    I'm not an expert in vbulletin, but I would say around 512-768MB RAM would work. Plus whatever disk space and bandwidth you need. You should also go with a managed provider, so you don't have to worry about management.

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  3. #3
    It depends what control panel you want to use or if any at all. Your main usage will be memory.
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  4. #4
    I have my VPS account with hostforweb.com so far ok.

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    The other question I would ask is why not stay on shared?

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  6. #6
    If you have a cPanel look at your BW/DS usage to help give you an idea of what to look for.
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  7. #7
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    why not stay on shared?
    1. server locates in Utah which is too far to where visitors are from.
    2. server is getting too crowded, too slow.

    Bandwidth: about 80GB/month as of now.
    Diskspace: Don't have to be large, under 5GB is fine.

    and yes. I do want cpanel, as i got used to it.
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  8. #8
    I have a vps with servercomplete and their plans are not bad.

  9. #9
    Quote Originally Posted by UNIXy View Post
    The other question I would ask is why not stay on shared?

    Regards
    It is obvious in the thread that they can not stay n shared account when they have the requirements described above. Would you host a forums like this on shared account?
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  10. #10
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    A basic VPS package with 1GB of RAM, 10GB of Hard Drive looks like it would do you fine.

    What control panel do you currently use on your shared host?

    It is very easy to migrate over to a VPS server from a shared host especially if they are running the same control panel.

  11. #11
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    If your using cPanel I would go for 750mb+ if you can afford it though 1GB.
    Also most VPS providers let you upgrade so you can always start out with 512mb and then upgrade as required?
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  12. #12
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    Quote Originally Posted by ZanyHost View Post
    If your using cPanel I would go for 750mb+ if you can afford it though 1GB.
    Also most VPS providers let you upgrade so you can always start out with 512mb and then upgrade as required?
    It is quite a large and active forum so definitely 1GB+.

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