I've got a real newbie question, so I tried searching around quite a lot before coming here, but in the end I found that I'd prefer to complement with a question here.
I'm working on setting up a forum, something which I have no previous knowledge whatsoever about, so I'm currently reading up like crazy on everything from web host qualifications to control panels to php. If you know of any good tutorials or primer sites on the subject I'd be happy for recommendations!
But the thing I really want to ask about here is how to actually asses how large a web host account I need. If everything goes well we're expecting a huge amount of traffic; it's not unreasonable to expect a few thousand visitors per day, many of them registered members eager for discussion.
Like I said, I'm aiming to actually learn how to work with this stuff, so I don't mind in the least getting redirected to technical literature; though a few short answers, if possible, are always welcome!