1) On peak hours I actually get 170 max online users (60 registered and 110 guests, more or less). My database is around 600 MB. What kind of web server do I need? Cloud? VPS? Semi dedicated?
There are too many options out there and boards like webhostingtalk are not helping me…I only have more confusion in my head.
2) My users are all based in Italy. Do I need an european hosting, or do I just need to find a reliable hosting company in the world?
If I find a reliable US hosting (to pay less money), will the user experience compromised by the distance of the user from the server?
Have a nice day!
3) Is it hard to manage an unmanaged server?
I see that lots of dedicated or even cloud servers have the option to choose between managed and unmanaged, and I don't know if unmanaged will need me to tweak it a lot and to monitor it for a lot of time every month.