One of my jobs is to run a forum and info system for all the people working in Lancashire schools in an IT role (lots!). My current setup (forum, info site etc) is quite successful but is available only to thoses people who need to know due to its content, which is often confidential and has to be kept secure. So as a project I'm looking at exporting it to a wider audience not restricted to Lancashire and run by me alone. To this end I'm wondering if I can get an idea of the current resources ARRSE uses. I'm interested in database size (MySQL I presume?), total web content size, hosting, costs (what did you pay to begin with and how much does it go up by as the content and DB grow), are you billed for bandwidth? Who hosts you? Any other useful info you could give would be most helpful Cheers, P.S. Did you ever dream it would get this big?!!