I am in the process of rebuilding my existing Wordpress site with Drupal. At the moment I am hosting with Site5 shared cloud hosting at $20/month (currently way over their 100GB b/width limit but have not been asked to move up yet).
Currently I get about 35k visits / month. At peak I have about 10 active users at one time. Max is about 25. I read somewhere that Drupal needs about 128MB per active user. Is this a good rule of thumb?
We are looking to add image uploads and a forum so this might increase resource demand a bit? I expect traffic to grow rapidly over the next few months so scalability would be preferable. Any recommendations for hosting to met my requirements? Going by 128MB/active user I will need about 2-3GB of RAM now, which translates to about $179/month on managed cloud (Site5) and $80 (Linode). Managed would be good as I am a newbie!
Good to hear your thoughts.