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Started by uklocksport, December 09, 2010, 06:30:16 PM

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uklocksport

Hi im pickwizard, im interested in starting a new site, ive used a free site before but the shoutbox you had to login to it to chat and read, im wondering if it is possible to add a real time shoutbox to a site skin, something like on vbulletin skins,

before i rent a PHP/MySQL i have a choice of packages,
personal 25GB
pro 100 GB
business 250GB
premium 500GB

i wont host files on the site so purely posts and smilies, mainly a lock community posting picture of locks, but i guess i can host the picture on other sites

so no really sure on what size to go for?

thanks for any help or tips ;)

Illori

what else is in the package you have to pick from? how many users do you expect? how much bandwidth do you think you might need? do they restrict on database size? you will have to host the forum files on the server so you will host some files.

uklocksport

thanks for the quick reply

im only expecting about 200 members, mainly chatting and posting utube links or lock videos and links from sites like photobucket or imageshack

i was looking more towards to business package

   Hosting Business
Price /month    £9.99
Disk space    250 GB
Monthly traffic included    Unlimited
Name of the domain    Included
Emails
Email accounts    1000x 2GB
SQL databases
Personal SQL    3x 100 MB
Pro SQL    1x 1000 MB




VicDelmonte

250GB seems like kind of a lot, for just 200 members, even, I think.

uklocksport

December 10, 2010, 03:47:34 AM #4 Last Edit: December 10, 2010, 03:55:19 AM by pickwizard
personal is

   Hosting Personal
Price /month    £1.99
Disk space    25 GB
Monthly traffic included    Unlimited
Name of the domain    Included
Emails
Email accounts    10x 2GB
SQL databases
Personal SQL    1x 25 MB

and pro is


   Hosting Pro
Price /month    £4.99
Disk space    100 GB
Monthly traffic included    Unlimited
Name of the domain    Included
Emails
Email accounts    100x 2GB
SQL databases
Personal SQL    3x 50 MB
Pro SQL    1x 500 MB

maybe the pro deal will suit me, i would like to leave quite a bit a space for updates, new skins and add-ons ?

the only thing with it is it only has 100 emails and i hoping for 200 members , i guess the first 100 who ask can have one :)

thanks for any suggestion and advice, i will be using simple machines so only need to sort a server that suits me,

many thanks

Illori

I think some other hosts will offer you a better deal that does not include "unlimited" anything as that is never true with a really good host. also being limited to the size of the database will not be good for any database driven application like SMF.

take a look here http://www.simplemachines.org/community/index.php?board=4.0

uklocksport

getting there, ive copied smf 2-0 rc4 over the ftp, now on step 3 of the installer, i cant seem to get the settings right,

server name = localhost
username = the name i use on the ftp ?
password = the password i use for the ftp ?

i get an error, would the user name be a .net as in  ftp.clusterXXX.ovh.net or maybe the host 213.1X6.XX.17

ill keep tring different things,

Illori

you would have to contact your host if you are not sure the user name and password

.Vapor

username = your cpanel name _ your database username
password = your cpanel name _ your database password (make sure to add your user to the db first with ALL permissions)

Illori

it is a very BAD idea to use the same login for your cpanal and your databases and i have NEVER seen it setup like that by default.

uklocksport

thanks for the replies, it turns out i need to first create a database (MySQL), nice learning curve ;)

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