@yariplus@JasperNL, alternatively you can use Kimsufi, which belongs to OVH to 100%. The only difference is that the systems there are dedicated ones and not virtual machines. I also use one of these for my download server, which works quite alright.
The database size itself will increase the same way as others. More data = bigger database. For more infos check this out:
There are two main reasons why this guide has been published. I have had to limit mobile bandwidth consumption on 3G connection and to get rid of Git and Ruby issues. Mixing them up with Windows command line is a bit quirky.
Linux and other *nix users should skip it and go with your official guide. I have tested it on a local computer with Fedora 21 Server and it is really easy to reproduce. But on Windows it is not.
And you do not need to change so many firewall settings for cmd.exe, ssh.exe and similar processes. Using web-based OpenShift tools is also much easier for beginners.
I admit: I love NodeBB. And I'd like to give something back to the community. Therefore I'm going to host a couple free instances of NodeBB with communities of up to 1K members for community members without the chance to pay for hosting or the ability to host it themselves. Of course: Entirely free of charge.
My servers are located in France at OVH and are **DDoS protected. **
I hope, this is not against NodeBB's rules. If so, feel free to delete this thread. And if you're interested: Contact me right here on NodeBB forums.