High Performance Communities: Choosing a Software Stack
So, your forum needs a new home. You buy a cheap dedicated server with a few frills - RAID 1 keeps you warm at night - and plan to setup shop. If you went the way of the VPS world, you might be more familiar with one form of server or another, but all that does is push the decision earlier. You need a server, you need it soon, and you need to know what it's going to run.