I am almost completed on my website, its similar to facebook. I am expecting to have perhaps 500-600 people my first month. It's a LAMP Setup. the users images aren't too big (<20kb after I compress them, and its just really blogs and member searches)
Looking for some advice:
1) Should I use my 2 Dell Poweredge servers one a Mysql server, and the other the Apache server (specs: dual pentium III 800mhz, 1gb ram, Raid 5 and 2 Network cards, 130gb space) and host my site from my house until I get enough traffic to justify $100/month on co-location hosting. (I have cable internet) (Free, but typical cable bandwidth 65ms ping, 3megabits down, 0.7 megabits up)
2) Use my VPS III account at 1 & 1 (quad core amd (faster than my piii's), etc.. 1gb ram, 4gb burstable, 50gb space, can handle the traffice if needed, and never down) $60.00/month
3) Get a dedicated server with similar specs to #2, though there would be about 100gb space. $300?month.
My budget is less than $80.00 a month until I have money coming in from it.