Join Date: Feb 2001
Location: Utrecht, Netherlands
Re: Curious about starting a public forum....
You want to make sure you have shell access to your server, that makes things a whole lot easier. I'd go for at least 100Mb disk space for your boards + added tools (phpadmin). If you allow uploads of images/video's etc. take that into consideration too. Your database size will vary, but to give you an idea, the vai.com boards database is currently around 130 Mb (10.000 users, two years worth of posts).
Maintenance is installing updates (with the proper tools this is a matter of minutes, no matter how insanely modified your board is (mods are added pieces of software with new or diffrent functionality, there are loads of nice mods out there) and maintaining your database (running optimize daily, analyze & repair weekly. This can be automated).
Last edited by Jeroenn; 05-24-2005 at 05:56 AM.