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Re: BuddyPress and Shared Hosting

Okay… so what might be some example of server recommendations for different installations? For instance… I have a dedicated server but it’s not exactly high-powered. The specs are:

– 3.06 Ghz Celeron

– 80GB HDD

– 512 MB RAM

– 1000 GB Traffic

– 10Mbps uplink

Nothing fancy! But I’m only serving half a dozen small blog sites now with very low traffic. Mostly just small personal sites. It’s awesome for that and being dedicated allows me total control and I don’t have to worry about my ‘neighbours’ getting my IP blacklisted… etc.

Now… let’s say I launch a public BuddyPress site with 250 registered users, pretty low traffic from non-registered users, the bpPicture plugin, chat plugin, bbPress and NO personal blogs allowed (just the main blog). Is it gonna go boom? This client can probably afford to pay more for hosting if needed.

I have another potential BP project which would probably also be a low traffic site… but where the client wants users to be able to create blogs. It will be a true community site. It could have… let’s say 20-30 blogs. It would also have forums, photos and chat. This client is a friend. It’s a simple pro bono thing with no custom theming or coding. Problem is, she has no money for more ‘iron’. Not a cent.

I know this is all very hypothetical and hard to judge… but even a rough idea of server recommendations for a few different scenarios would be extremely helpful.

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