Hi all thanks in advance.
I am a competent coder, who has an 'already paid for' hosting account.
I.e. Running my own So.Network using something like BuddyPress won't relly cost me financially, nor phase me technically.
But those issues aside. I am soooo overwhelmed by all the options available to run a Social Network:
My network would initially be a hobby, and may or may not one day make money.
And I don't want to allocate huge amounts of time to it, until I know it would make money.
Spruz sounds initeresting, and so does BuddyPress, but then again so do 20 other different solutions!!!
I need a forum, picture uploads, profiles & private messaging as a minimum.
I might one day want payment handling, and video (if the Network takes-off).
I am also worried about potential bandwidth issues....forums are bandwidth heavy aren't they?
Thats fine when/if the netowkr pays for itslef, but not fine if it earns nothing and busts through my smallish bandwith limits.
And then there's ownership issues....????
HELP!!!!! Any suggestions?