Some are migrating large forums to XF and some are starting out brand new with plenty of newbie questions. I've spent about 2-3 days going through these threads and still can't decide on whether to go with Nimbus, Digital Ocean, or Linode.
My forum is brand new starting out with 20-50 users and won't be something big in the near term. At most I will have a maximum of 1,000 users over the long-term in 3-5 years. It's a paid business mastermind and it's not for everyone, so cost isn't a huge issue for me so long as the value is there. 80% of the users will be in the United States, with the rest coming from UK/Canada/Australia.
I understand CPU cores, RAM, and storage vary between providers at similar pricing packages, but given my smaller scale I feel like it's a waste of time nit-picking all the hardware. I just need a package with good support on the backend so I can minimize the time I spend on technicals and focus on growing the business side of things.
What would you recommend?
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