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Hosting a large forum

edited December 2007 in Vanilla 1.0 Help
What sort of server would you need to host a very large Vanilla forum? I have been looking at some dedicated hosting plans through liquidweb.com and am considering an Intel Q6600 quad core with 2GB of memory, but to be honest I have no idea of what sort of server load Vanilla creates and where the bottlenecks are. I'd like to be able to handle Digg effects and tens of thousands of posts within the first year. Any suggestions?

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    Vanilla has no caching, it won't withstand the Digg Effect
    I might be wrong
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    edited December 2007
    There's a cache addon for Vanilla. It's user based, so every Guest will see the same cached page: may be good for the surviving the digg effect.
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    If it's any help at all, and dont quote me on this one because I'm working on distant memories, but I think this community is running on a dual dual-core opteron box with possibly 2 or 4gig of ram. I would suspect that with it being a database based program the ram side of things is more important than the processing load. I should think that the Q6600 should be pretty sufficient but I'd be tempted to go for 4gig of ram and also look at the disk drives.
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