I am looking for some general hosting advice related to the requirements for size of MyQSL database size needed for phpbb3.
Some idea of size requirements based on users, posts, forums or other criteria would be useful for comparisons. I know there are lots of variables but some rough ideas would help a lot.
I am in the process of building a site based on phpbb3, likely with mods that will increase space requirements (wiki, classifieds etc). Currently I have one 25Mb database, which is hardly used at the moment, but how quickly is it likely to fill up?
I am concerned that it will quickly get used up, but what will 25Mb take? I have the option of a larger area that I can use to combine several of my sites which will offer 5 x 40Mb databases. But is it practical to run phpbb3 over more than one database?
Bandwidth doesn't seem a problem, nor storage area as most of it is still empty. Simultaneous connections is currently 3, the upgrade option would be 10 simultaneous connections.
I am based in France so would be interested to know if any one knows recommended hosts in the area (I am with ovh.com at the moment and they seem OK).
I note a lot of the best deals are US ones, but assume that to use a server in the States would simply just add a lot more lag than a 'local' server, as most of my users will be France/UK based. But maybe that is not the case?
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