The reason I'm asking is that I am still in the process of selecting who would host my new forum site and what package to choose. This would be my first step before purchasing a license. I have limited budget (less than $1o/month) as the forum would be non-profit (at least for a year) and all expenses are from my pocket. The least expensive the better as long as it meets the requirements.
I am currently eyeing for a shared server and have shortlisted stablehost and siteground. But I'm not sure if the packages they offer are sufficient to run the forum. I envisage the forum to have about 50-100 members initially based from peers and invitation but expected to grow to 1000 in 6months to 1 year.
The forum would also allow for document uploads (pdf, doc, xls, jpg) and some video streaming but not frequent.