How much space for forum based website?

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how much space should I get for my next website?
It is purely forum based :lol:
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ozzu.com - Database size = 392.33 MB

check the board stats...
but ozzu is pretty big

my forum is small, it only uses about 1.4 mb :P
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>< lol cout my self sorry!

but anyways i fould start off with 100 because you can usaly find that keep and if you get a nice host they can upgrade accounts instead of making a new one and losing off your forum ><
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u just need to download a backup of ur avatars, phpbb2 sql data and ur template files if you every move host.

thats all i did :)
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that's not too bad.
I thought forums need massive space like 1 gb ! :lol:

So i will go for a plan of about 500 mb juz to be safe...
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Would have thought a lot more than save! lol but yea if you need any hosting prices click ma link yea!
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madmonk wrote:
that's not too bad.
I thought forums need massive space like 1 gb ! :lol:

So i will go for a plan of about 500 mb juz to be safe...


in my opinion, hosting forums, depending on how popular you'd expect it to be, the storage space is the least of your worries. I think the bandwidth is a more significant factor.
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thanks jnacool and silent dreamer for yr feedback :-)

I 've already found a good host . Just want to verify that the plan I chose is suitable..
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Nucleo wrote:
ozzu.com - Database size = 392.33 MB

check the board stats...
but ozzu is pretty big

my forum is small, it only uses about 1.4 mb :P


is that GZIPPED?
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Out of interest what plan have you gone for? I was looking at designing a forum plan for m users wondered what sort features u were looking for when you chose them
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Yeah, it really does depend on the size of hte site...

The database for one of my sites was using 200Meg up until a few days ago when I deleted 300,000 stray records in one of the tables, now it's down to about 150Meg, heh (and that's the actual MySQL storage space, not a .sql file gzipped).

I've got other sites that only use about 5-10Meg (they've only been going a month or so, so haven't really built up the content yet).

But all these sites are primarily database driven scripts. None of the actual content is stored in straight text files or HTML files - obviously images are actual files, that'd be too much strain to have them stored in the database.
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Out of interest what plan have you gone for? I was looking at designing a forum plan for m users wondered what sort features u were looking for when you chose them


Since it all depends on how big your forum is based on (as everybody has pointed out), I chose the smallest plan- about 100 mb, 2 gb bandwidth
most importantly ....
- I am familiar with the web host provider
- I can upgrade to a higher plan anytime I want... ease of upgrade
- it costs only 3 USD/mth :lol:

(at)jnacool, hope this helps in yr business!

unfortunately, I cant show plan details hsot provider. PM if interested
:P
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Thanks a lot for your reaply mate, I wont need the details I was just interested what had made you for them etc..
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no worries mate :)

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