I’m migrating a forum to Discourse.
Unfortunately, the current vBulletin forum is broken and I don’t have access to the forum monthly stats.
This is what I know and I could estimate (based on several homepage snapshots from archive.org ):
- 180000 users (including a lot of spam accounts what weren’t blocked…)
- 1.6M posts (including topics) note that the forum is 20 years old and the activity was peaking in the 2000s, not so much nowadays
- ±10 users and 800 visitors at any given time
- ± 20 posts per day
- The full vbulletin database including avatars and attachments is 13 GB.
Daily stats expecting to rise (hopefully!) when the forum opens again.
With this info, can you estimate which specs I’d need? I’ll rent a server on Hetzner, this is their VPS specs lists: https://www.hetzner.com/cloud