I’m happy to be a member of this website. This is a great community. I am an intermediate PHP/web developer.

Can I ask about server resources needed to run a site like this? What type of resources would be needed to support five thousand simultaneous users on a PHP/MySQL based forum/social network?

A major hosting company offers VPS with 1 to 8 GB of RAM. Could five thousand simultaneous users run on a VPS like this?

Thanks for whatever feedback you can provide.