Originally Posted by bradbury
i am new to all this thing. i wanna start a wordpress website and now i need to know how much space do i need and specially how much mysql databases i require. some plans gives 1 or 2 and some offers unlimited mysql databases. please tell me how much do i need for wordpress blog and how much ftp accounts do i need. should i chose linux or windows hosting.
Depends on how many wordpress sites you are planning on using with the hosting.
<Edit #1 2010-AUG-29 0123MST>
To answer your specific questions,one wordpress self hosted site will require:
1 x mysql database
1 x ftp account
and needs to be linux based
<Edit #2 2010-AUG-29 0123MST>
Word press requirements
* PHP 4.3 or greater
* MySQL 4.1.2 or greater
* The mod_rewrite Apache module
Link to wordpress.org page on requirements
You can also see Flynn's post on web hosting:
And here is the link to wordpress.org document on web hosting
If you are undecided or would like some reviews. I suggest reading some at http://www.webhostingjury.com/
(That is where I found my host)
Hope this information helps!
P.S. You can P.M. or IM me if you need more assistance finding a host.