What is the best vBulletin forum hosting (inexpensive, fast loading, great support, quality features, and so on)?
Will I need a dedicated server host for my vBulletin or shared hosting is enough?
If using shared hosting, when will I need dedicated server?
Shared web hosting is a lot more helpful for the budget, and because the hosting server will be completely managed using a shared hosting plan, so you’ll be able to focus on managing your vBulletin forum rather than managing dedicated server all at once.
In case you’re in the beginning stages with your vBulletin forum, i would suggest only shared web hosting because it will be much cheaper. And in case you select the best reliable web host with different hosting types, they can up grade your site anytime according to your requirements.
If you choose a dedicated hosting server alternatively, their fee will be a lot of money per year depending on the options, and almost any less means it will be not well-performing, and can keep the forum with much down time.
As conclusion, from my practical knowledge you can start with trusted shared web hosting company, and I recommend Superb hosting company (Inexpensive, highest quality & reliability). I host my forum with them since 3 years and never seen any issues.
Also for dedicated servers, they have one of the best options available with affordable prices when compared to other companies. So, you can upgrade anytime your site grows and need higher hosting