Hi all, I'm relatively new here. So I suppose this should serve as an introduction too. Long story short, board housewife took up web graphics as a hobbie dabbled in web pages playing with front page. Knows very little about scripting but manages to put together some nice personal sites.
It was pressed upon me by some friends to start a community site, One with a bulitin board sort of like this one. I was leaning toward SMF because its free, and has a ton of more options then PHPbb.
Well, at least options I understand how to configure. Here's my delima.
I paid for a hosting plan with so called unlimted disk space and bandwidth. Once I got the boards active after one day the site was suspended. Too much bandwidth usuage apparently. Now that was odd because Im not sure if I used 11mgs or 11gigs It was 11 something though!
What I need basically is enough disk space to upload custom content for games, and enough bandwidth that will allow say 50-250 people a day to surf the site and post and download game files.
My question is how do I calculate actual data transfer, and about how much bandwidth should I expect to use? I have NO IDEA. Canaca.com offers some ungodly space 10gb HD space and 300gb bandwidth for a very small amount of money. but they don't have SMF as an option for bulitin boards. Which means I would have to install it, but they don't have SSI access either. They do have a ton of other options. MySql ect and bottom line is I wouldn't know how to configure it even if it is available. Besides do I really need 300 gbs bandwidth?
or for that matter 10gb of hard drive space when most other host only offer around 2-5 gig or 2000 mgs ect.
Exactally how much do I need?
Any insight would be greatly appreciated.
Thank you in advance
Edit also could someone familiar with web hosting check out the silver plan there and give me an idea of why it sounds too good to be true? Surely there are limitations to it right? http://www.canaca.com/virtual.html
Edited by cozmicrain, 09 April 2005 - 12:29 PM.