I need to buy some hosting for a new WordPress site for work.
(This isn't intended to be a
host A are rubbish thread!)
I work in a public library and we are launching a family/local history site.
We intend to have Information on the resources available in our local history library, Scans of Documents/ephemera, Lesson plans for schools, a forum etc.
We have received money to do this - but it has to be spent in advance. We will be purchasing two or three years upfront. My problem is we don't know how big or popular the site will become. Do we go for standard hosting or should we get VPS?
Our catalogue currently receives about 600 visits a month with about 16000 page-views, but there is quite an interest in Genealogy and local history.
How much bandwith is enough? Should we avoid
all you can eat hosting providers? Does anyone run busy'ish sites on standard hosting?
Any comments appreciated.