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    can anyone tell me what the minimum requirments are to host one?

    And does anyone have the name of a good host [specifically for a vB board]?

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    You need PHP/MySQL as a bare minimum. SSH is strongly recommended so you can make reliable backups.

    I use http://www.hostmatters.com/ here.
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    looks great, but which one should i look at.
    The info the guy from VB gave me said that a large board [such as this] could easily used several hundred MB of MySQL disk space.
    On "hostmatters.com" it says 3,4,5,6 MySQL databases. How large is one database?

    I know i sound lioke a total newbie, but thats only when it comes to MySQL and other vBulletin code.

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    I don't normally publicize the stats of this board, but I can say that it doesn't use an excessive amount of space. Also, at Hosting Matters, their setup is such that your MySQL databases don't count towards your disk quota (thank God, otherwise hosting prices for WDF would be through the roof by now).

    A database can be as big as the system allows. Your host will get mad before you fill up the entire database.
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    [referring to the hosting plan here] would the B1000 Service Plan be enough space to host a board this size? or should i go bigger? [how big is 1 MySQL database]

    and does that MySQL data count towards your 11gig of monthly transfer space?

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    B1000 would be perfect for one this size, expecially since that's what it currently uses!

    1 mySQL DB can be as big as you want it.
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    so what exactly is the benefit of having multiple MySQL databases?

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    It lets you cleanly run multiple installations of software such as vBulletin, phpBB, or any other PHP/MySQL piece of software. You can do it with just one database, but it's unclean.
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    Just in case you are not aware, you will also need a VB license. Many hosts include phpBB with most if not all of their plans. Furthermore I believe most hosts count the database against your total plan allocation. I recall reading a bug report in cpanel once that indicated the opposite. However I do not if the problem has been fixed.


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