is there a place here on xenforo forums that lists recommended sever specs? I need to figure out what to buy (rent I mean) & where to go. I'll be running xenforo, the sphinx search addon sounds cool, and i'm interested in nginx but I have no experience w/ any of it.
it's been years since I've shopped for a host / server & considering how bad my site runs now, I don't trust myself figuring it out. I need some expert advice. I want this thing done right.
thanks in advance.
on a side note, i have 20 million posts & most are old crap. we see a tremendous amount of search engine traffic & worry that pruning all that old garbage will cause us to lose a lot of that traffic. anyone have an opinion on how to handle that? I have over 200k members but most are dead / abandoned. I'll prune those before the move.
While looking here for sever / host information I found this post pointing out some top hosts.
Out of 515 English speaking forums in the top 50,000 sites on the internet; this is what hosts I have noticed the most.
We have hosted our site on Liquidweb VPS for the past few years and have moved to Rackspace Cloudserver a week ago. Much more room to grow now and the move away from Apache to nginx has made a noticeable speed improvement.