First things first, we haven't even figured out if we're going to use clipshare, clipbucket or phpmotion for this project. We're going to build a video sharing site where people can share their videos or post direct links to youtube clips etc. Any other ideas or script recommendations are gladly accepted
Now, the hardware part. VPS's at dreamhost cost $15 a month which sounds nice, but how reliable are they? Based on my readings here at WHT, dreamhost and seperate mysql/site servers don't work too well over there. I'll happily pay more if I know what I'm getting is reliable and 100% functional without a lot of uptime problems and server issues.
I have a Hostgator account but they don't support video sites on shared/reseller so we'd have to go dedicated with them. I don't see the point in going dedicated when the site isn't even launched.
So, I guess a VPS it is unless anyone else has another suggestion. Who can tell me about the "big" hosts in the game with the most reliable VPS solutions?
I am planning to start a web-site in which video-sharing(video-hosting) is going to be the primary concept. I need support for a very CPU and RAM instensive program called 'ffmpeg'. I also need a minimum of 2.5TB of disk space and 15TB of bandwidth every month. I tried looking for an ideal host all over the web, but I am more confused than ever.
I am having a video sharing website designed. It's not going to be too busy to start with but I appreciate it will use a lot of bandwidth. I wont be offering the embed option so maybe that will limit the strain.
Any ideas on a good US-based host that can offer me a dedicated and managed solution with fast and friendly support? Any ideas of a monthly cost for a start-up?
I am in the beginning stages a new video sharing site (intend to use Clip Share) which will pertain to sports. I have reserved the domain name, filed a trademark application for the name, have the ideas for what I wish to accomplish BUT need help with the design of the site, setup, the administration, hosting, etc, etc....
I will need necessary server, bandwidth, management of site and server and speed with the ability to handle potential high traffic. I HAVE RECEIVED INFORMATION FROM Timihosting.com and Infrenion.com.
Im trying to host a video sharing site. I have been through 2 hosts that told me they support the files that i need (i.e. flvtool2, mencoder, mplayer, ffmpeg, etc.) Come to find out that they dont. Now i am in need of a new host that supports this. I have researched different ones but to make a decision i need this answer:
For a video sharing site just starting out what is the recommended bandwidth, data transfer, and disk space to run this site? I just want to start small and i will expand if the growth permits it. I just dont want to jump in feet first not knowing the outcome.
I have no intention of trying to make some video/file sharing website.
Some people might recognize me as being somewhat cynical in my replies to the people who post these sorts of messages.
What I'm curious about is, after having occasionally told people "You'll make significantly more money throwing the money you intend to waste on this project into a traditional investment..." I still see new people every week asking for the same help.
Now, I understand very few people are going to give up their dream and just throw in the towel because some random guy says their dream is stupid, they are stupid, and may god have mercy on their soul...
But, I don't (always) necessarily try to dissuade people from starting this sort of project simply to be a prick.
What I'd like to find out is if there are any people out there who've created a successful video/file sharing website who'd like to help others out...
Like, what advice they would have for people who want to get into starting a similar site.
How much bandwidth does your site use?
What's the URL?
How are you making money from the site?
How long did it take for your site to make a profit? etc etc...
Alternatively, if you've tried to start a video/file sharing website and given up on those plans...
I think I have spent over 20 hours searching for an adequate Windows VPS package, only to find terrible reviews of each company I find. I have little-to-zero experience in programming and web development, but I had an idea for a video sharing site that I am seeing through. SO, I hired a programmer friend of mine to develop the site, only to discover he works exclusively with ASP. That has caused frustration, since I would have probably gone with KnownHost long ago.
good Windows VPS for a new video-sharing site, meaning there won't be many users for the first 3-6 months (so 10GB or less disk space should even be enough). I need fast transfer times, mysql, and streaming video capabilities. My friend is utilizing his own CMS, so not sure if I need plesk or the like.
Sites I've been looking at: UltraHost, JodoHost, 3dgwebhosting, WebIntellects. My budget, sadly, is no more than $60/mo, but that's just for the first few months since I don't expect many visitors and don't want to waste money on features I won't need yet.
I am asking for any advice, preferably from third-party users (not companies themselves) on what is the most reliable, features-oriented site that will suit my early needs.
I'm building a kind of a file sharing site also with video conversions ( convert a full DVD to flash and stream) and if i can find more ideas, even more features. It won't be free (i'm not sure which way to go though, subscription-based or pay per bandwidth + storage) and it will support download managers. I'm not sure which way to go : Joyent or dedicated servers with RAIDs. If i distribute files over servers, and a users wants the files to be converted to flv etc., it will increase the server load, ( and if i put a lot of users in 1 server it will increase the load even more) so it won't be very good.
So i thought SAN for this, but couldn't find any hosts serving it ( especially for a reasonable price ). Joyent is close enough (Amazon S3 is very very expensive), but although bandwidth and storage prices seem good, server power is low ( and very expensive if higher ) Which way should i go?
I will be starting a targeted (niched) video sharing site in the next couple weeks. I know it will require loads of space/bandwidth. My budget is under $450/month.
plan out an effective hosting strategy which will keep the costs low, while giving my providing a fast and reliable viewing experience for my visitors?
Somebody suggested going with Amazon S3 once traffic starts to pick up. But I don't understand how it works. (there is also something called amazon Ec2.. what the heck is the difference )
If I start with say a dual Xeon dedi box, with 2000GB bandwidth, can I serve all my videos/files through amazon while the conversion takes place on the dedicated server? In that case, how would I transfer the files from the dedi box to amazon? Is this even possible?
Could somebody please clarify the whole process? I am expecting about 1000 hits a day within 3 weeks, if they each watch a 200MB video a day... that's a lot of bandwidth!
i have a forum site which is running on a vps 45gb space and 2000gb put i would like to offer my members a means to upload images small files max 5-10mb just with in the site but i would like to use a totally new server are there any shared host that will allow this has i will use a scrpit has well on it
i want to build a fileshering web site, i know from the start that trafic to my site will be high becouse it is not a regular file host site and i belive that i will have a lot of downloads as service will be mostly free of charge.
from what i understand i will need massive servers or at least good servers with high data transfer speed , reliable up time , very big storage space and massive bandwith.
i understand that budget should be high for this and i am not cutting on budget, i thought on first starting low and then upgrading but the low point of this poject will still need to have the best i can find both in speed ,storage and bandwith.
can you reccomend what service or way i can use for this project?
what servers rapidshare use? megaupload? i know i am still at start but i want a clean start.
I already started a thread, and got suggestions about a host to choose. I selected HostGator, but when i read the TOS of HostGator, they do not openly allow image sharing and do not allow you to keep more than 50,000 files on their server.
So, which host do you recommend me. Please consider:
1. Low cost,
3. High shared disk and bandwidth
4. Allow image sharing. (I am not going to share adult images).
We looking for a solution for our website. We currently stream about 1.5 TB of videos a month and have about 100 gig of them. We will be opening up our site to allow user uploads, mean that will will also be needing to encode videos.
We are looking at Iwebs Power Servers.
2 x Xeon Quad Core 2.0Ghz
320GB SATA 2
10,000GB transfer a month
$240 a month.
We plan on updating the site to run .NET 3.5, this adds $70 month onto the price. Seems like good deal. Can anybody recommend anything better.
For an extra $200 we can upgrade to SCSI. How much will this improve the performance.
Most of our users are in the US and Australia, Iweb servers are located in Montreal Canada. How much will this effect the perfomace of our site.
I have read that some hosts have ffMpeg, Menecoder, FMS3 already installed can andybody point me into the direction of one of these
I'm a university designer trying to find hosting for a video textbook. I have about 330MB of videos framed in a single swf/html/js page.
Our course is about 300 students, and we'd expect the site to be largely dormant except for traffic spikes right before exams, when everyone will want to access the material.
We know nothing about linux images or server maintenance or anything required to use an unmanaged VPS. I'm mostly just concerned about having enough bandwidth not to upset ToS, but I'm unsure of what this actually translates to. Any hosting advice would be extremely appreciated, from specs we should look for to specific hosts. We're lost fishies!
I have a customer who is building a video site and purchased the software - TVE2SDK from blue-pacific.com/products/turbinevideosdk/ and we are having a hard time finding a managed server that can handle the request of this DLL. Does anyone know of a Hosting company capaple of hosting such a DLL? It needs to be Windows, ASP, and SQL for the requirements and plenty of disk space. I prefer to move all my domains to this hosting company so size is definetely an issue with me. Currently, I have 14GB of disk space.
I have a video site (just embedding) that is pretty small right now. I do not need a dedicated server just yet.
I am currently using westhost and they do not support the typical suite of video software needed to convert videos to flvs. I would like to know if there are any reliable hosts with good support that offer installation of the following software on a shared vps:
I tried searching for this, but haven't found the solution. I currently have a VPS I'm not using for anything else, so I thought it would make a good file server for sharing files between my home and office computers. Ideally, I'd like to do this via SMB/Samba so I could map a windows network drive to a directory on the VPS from both locations.
I've set up SAMBA and it works great via the VPS (ie. smbclient returns that it is sharing the directory, etc...). The problem is I can't get either of the remote machines to connect. I read about a way to do tunneling in PuTTY, which worked. In essence I created a Microsoft Loopback device on the remote machine and ran putty forwarding the samba share port. This worked perfectly, in that I could type "10.0.0.1" (the MS loopback interface) and access my VPS shares on my home machine. However, this isn't ideal, as you have to keep PuTTY running to be able to access the shared drive and you have to keep a live SSH session going.
Does anyone have any ideas as to how to cut out PuTTY from the mix and just be able to do "vps.hostname.comsharename" directly from both the home and office machine. I gather this would be trivial if my home machine and the VPS were on the same network. Would a VPN solution make sense here? Any good recommendations? I think a VPN connection would be much easier to setup and deal with than the SSH tunneling solution.
Searching on here revealed adding a line "hosts allow" with the remote IP into smb.conf; however, that did not work for me. It's still as if the remote machines cannot see the VPS through SMB.
I have a dedicated server with whm/cPanel centos 5, however I have an issue with retrieving files between 2 cpanel accounts.
One account is an ssl site [url]and the other cpanel account is [url] Now, the manager since it's on seperate account can't get the files and media stored locally on the other account due to account permissions.
Does anyone know how to hack whm/cpanel to give an account access to another folder in the home directory? I don't really want to give it full root access in case the account gets hacked.
Im doing an iphone app related to audio recording. I would like for the user to be able to share these recordings on twitter/facebook. Since you can't encode to mp3 (licensing issue i think), I'll have to do it server side, and then host those mp3s for some period of time (week or month).
I'm wondering if anyone can recommend an inexpensive hosting solution I should look at. Most of the cheaper hosting plans I see would probably consider this as file sharing and not allow it in their TOS.
I thought I would be able to use google appengine, and pay only for whats used... but since it doesn't do direct disk access I don't think there's a way for me to convert to mp3 with them.
It would be private, accessed by about 40-200 students from my faculty. We would share scanned documents and Powerpoint slides that we receive from professors, as well as the latest news such as changes of lecture times etc.
Optimal would be something like Google Groups, but with larger storage (5 GB min). I am therefore considering running ubuntu LAMP on a basic Linode.
what software can i run that provides my group with a Google-groups-like web interface? RSS capability is a plus, so is an easy setup.