I’m sure there were thousands of threads like that here but every situation is different and has some specific requirements and circumstances.
Basically, i’m a running a phpBB3 forum with ~700k views and ~18k visitors per month (overall: 1083421 posts and 12284 registered users). We were allways trying to reduce server costs because that community is kind of donation-based and we don’t have much money to spend on it.
We all know that phpBB is really oldschool sh*t and lately, it started to buffet us. It has no API, no responsive stuff and looks/works horrible. I’m currently looking for some alternative and basically, almost all community scripts are similar to phpBB - they SUCK! The only exception is Discourse which i love.
However, i’m concerned about server costs so the question is - is there any comparison of discourse vs. phpBB server costs? Will running such active forum on discourse be more expensive and will require more powerfull server ?
Our current phpBB forum is running on a VPS so, the most obvious difference in price between shared hosting account and VPS is ticked.
Thanks in advance for any tips and help.