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09-18-2007, 04:37 PM
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Quote:Is 145Gb Dreamhost overkill for 20 users? How much space does phpBB need?
phpBB's needs are measured in low megabytes.

Quote:How can I avoid being listed publicly?
1. Don't link to your site from anywhere public.
2. Don't submit your site to search engines.

Quote:.htaccess / .htpasswd - is taht easy to set up?
Yes, pretty easy.

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09-19-2007, 01:18 AM
Post: #12
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OK, thanks.

In reply to:

1. Don't link to your site from anywhere public.
2. Don't submit your site to search engines.

Wouldn't something like Google find it anyway? Sorry, I don't know how these things work.
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09-19-2007, 02:01 AM
Post: #13
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If you don't want google to find your site, you may want to try create a robot.txt file as follows:

User-agent: *
Disallow: /

The entire site won't be indexed in google search engine.

If the forum is installed in forum folder, you can also create a robot.txt file as follows

User-agent: *
Disallow: /forum/

The forum folder won't be indexed in google search engine.

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09-19-2007, 02:34 AM
Post: #14
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Ah right you are. Thanks.
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09-19-2007, 06:59 PM
Post: #15
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You can't guarantee that someone won't link to it somewhere and not all bots obey the robots.txt file.

If you don't want uninvited guests, you'll want to password protect the directory the forum is in.

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09-22-2007, 04:45 PM
Post: #16
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Thanks.

Quote:phpBB's needs are measured in low megabytes.

Hmm so all I really need is a couple of Gb max in case we feel like uploading a dozen WAVs.

Are there cheaper and equally reliable hosting options just because you want less storage? Not that £100 for two years is going to break the bank really.

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09-23-2007, 03:30 PM
Post: #17
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I have been with DH a year and currently use close to 50GB of my space and about 700GB/month with my plan. We use phpBB on a couple sites and find it really the best plan available for the money.

I think you can't go wrong here at Dreamhost.

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09-23-2007, 04:52 PM
Post: #18
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Quote:Are there cheaper and equally reliable hosting options just because you want less storage? Not that £100 for two years is going to break the bank really.
Storage isn't really that much a true differentiating factor for low cost shared hosting. Mostly at this level you're seeing the difference between hosts that oversell and hosts that don't oversell. Even among the hosts that oversell, you'll see "marketing" differences depending on how much they'd like to oversell. BTW, it's not like they're advertising falsely because they will let you use your quota. It's just they depend on the fact that most people don't use it. I imagine they're like gmail in that regard in that Google doesn't actually reserve your 2 gigs of space for your email when you sign up.

What I've seen between the low-cost hosts ($7-$10 a month) and the ultra-low-cost hosts ($3-$5 a month) are restrictions on the number of domains and subdomains and also varied hosting features like php, one-click installs, Ruby, and shell access. Most ultra-low-cost hosts seem to use those plans as loss leaders and try to upsell you into one of their regular ($7-$10) plans.

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09-25-2007, 03:47 PM
Post: #19
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OK thanks. I see your point.

However, I think it's really just going to be 20 users and not that much traffic I would imagine.

I see that the phpBB forum has people offering free hosting. Is that an even worse idea?

Ta

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09-26-2007, 11:44 AM
Post: #20
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OK nevermind, I signed up for 2 years with the Birthday promo code. Hurrah!

2 years should be enough time for me to learn how to set up a forum :-)

Edit: I'm up and running...

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