Hosting Company (from Shared To Dedicated)

May 3, 2008

Iím not sure this I the right place to post this, but since Iíll need also a dedicated server I guess it is (Iím sorry if itís not).

Hi to you all.

Iím developing my own site. This will be my very first time building and managing a site, so Iím for sure a noob on this type of stuff (but I have a good general knowledge on computers (I build my own computers and solve every problem I encounter)).
The site will be managed by joomla 1.5 plus a phpbb3 forum (maybe vbulleting in the future). Obviously when my site is completed and published on the net Iíll have zero members, but I hope to see this number increase (lolÖfrom 0 members it isnít a hard thing to accomplishÖI guess ).

Having a really low number of members and visitors I think that Iíll start from a shared hosting plan (or VPS) and then go up to a dedicated server (when Iíll need itÖI hope soon )Ö.probably a managed dedicated server since I donít know much of the technicalities needed to manage a dedicated server.

This being said, I would prefer to go for a good hosting company (cheapÖbut reliable) that has both shared and dedicated hosting plans so when Iíll have to upgrade (from shared/VPS to dedicated) everything will be smoothly managed by them.

The site/forum aims to have a large community, a good nį of hosted files (images and mp3ís (recorded voice) ---> everything legal!)

What hosting company would you suggest?

Is it possible to have the site on one server and the forum on another? (considering that the forum will be integrated in the joomls CMS with a bridge).

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