Best cheap/fast host for Vanilla? (~$5 a month)?
I'm interested in using vanilla as a forum but am not particularly smart with this stuff.
I also see some hosts are called web hosts, and some are called VPSes - which one is better for vanilla forum? I've found both VPS and regular hosts in the same cost range.
I've heard people say running memcached is going to make the forum A LOT faster. Are you realistically only going to have that run properly if you buy a VPS?
Do I need to find a host with a certain amount of ram in over for vanilla to work properly?
Also if you have any suggestions for a host please let me know. Really looking for things in the < $10 a month range, pref even $5 ish.
I don't expect a ton of views overall but I hope to have a small and active community... so because of that I am prioritizing:
THINGS I WANT: Data speed, Ram (hopefully 1 gig), CPU "power"(?)...
THINGS I'M OKAY WITH GIVING UP: I'm fine with low total bandwidth (e.g. I don't need 1 TB of data a month), and I'm fine with low disk space (e.g. I don't need 50 gigs of storage)