I've been using BT for ages and ages and have been a member of various sites for ages, and I thought it would be a good idea if I could get my own tracker site up.
I know what software I want to use and have been playing around with it on a webserver I already have, so I'm confident that i know enough to get the site up and running. My question relates to what kind of webhost I will need.
I can't run my own server from home, so if I do ahead with this then I'll need to get a webhost. Firstly, what kind of requirements would I be looking at? I know what technical requirements I need, but what about server space and bandwidth? I'm thinking of a site limited to between 2500-5000 members, nothing too big.
Secondly, where should I get a server hosted from? US hosting companies are cheaper and given that I'm in the UK that makes them even better value with the exchange rate. But would a US company hosting my stuff would be more likely to pull the plug on my site, seeing as they are more hardline on torrent sites in the US? Or should I go for a UK or European webhost instead?
Thanks for any help.