I just built a low end server using a 4u chassis I had at home. Before bringing it to the colo facility, I was wondering if I would be better to put the hardware in a 2u chassis instead to save money on the long run.
I am considering the 2u SC826 SuperMicro chassis. I am used to buy my parts from the local shop. I can fix my current 4u server since it does not contain 'proprietary' parts such as backplanes that are built for a specific server.
I could save about 55$ per month by colocating a 2u instead of a 4u server. The chassis is about 700-800$.
I was wondering how easy it is to replace a proprietary part such as a backplane if my server breaks in 3 to 4 years? Will I be left with an unusable chassis if I cannot find the part? Is it worth it to have a 2u chassis vs 4u when I can fit any standard component in the 4u while I need more expensive and hard to find parts for the 2u? How many years can I expect to be able to find replacement parts for proprietary hardware such as backplanes in such a 2u chassis?
I have a slight issue that some of my emails are being converted to a htm file and attached to the email. I am using exchange server and outlook.
For example if I received an email and it was converted into a htm file and the body of the email was deleted so only the attachment existed which included the email.
There is no trend to this as sometimes it happens and on other occasions it doesnít.
Besides this when I receive a read receipt many of these are converted to a normal email. I know this can happen from the senders side but I know for sure that some of the read receipts received should include outlooks read receipt icon although this is not happening. Is this something to do with exchange or my outlook installation.
i switched my host and have done a database backup of my phpbb2 forum. the new host only has phpbb3 - the sql doesn't load because the database structure has changed. is there any tool online that can go through my sql to convert them for phpbb3 use?
I'm making a website with image galleries, music videos and mp3. There will be about 20-30 music videos and mp3 files for playing online from server. So, I guess I should look for hosting companies offering large monthly bandwidth.
I have a website that users can download software (~150 MB).
I currently have a VPS server with Liquidweb. 20 GB RAID protected storage, 384MB dedicated RAM (maximum that can be achieved is 528MB on this package), 200GB Monthly Bandwidth Transfer. I don't use much of the 20GB disk space, but every month I use about 60 GB Bandwidth.
Now I plan on incorporating video files into one of my software packages. Because there will be about 1000 video files (each being about 3-4 MB), that would take up 3-4 GB drive storage; hence, I don't think it's feasible that the users can download the software package. Instead, I can keep the software package size to a minimum and the solution would be to STREAM the videos from within the program.
At this point, I can do one of two things:
1) Keep my VPN for my website and find a hosting provider that has STREAMING services for the videos
2) Upgrade my VPN to a Dedicated Server (Pentium 4 3GHZ Hyperthreaded, 2GB DDR SDRAM, 120GB 7200RPM SATA/8MB Cache, 2000GB Monthly Bandwidth) and have my website and streaming videos on one server.
Also, if I choose option #2, would you recommend upgrading to Dual 120GB SATA / Hardware Raid 1 [add $40/month] or 73GB 10,000RPM SCSI / 8MB Cache [add $60/month]
Again, I just need a server that will play the videos. I will have users that will be simultaneously connecting to the server to watch the videos from within the program so I would like the most stable and seamless choice.
a new dedicated server for a new site we will be launching very soon. We have been weighing our options as far as server configurations and because it is a startup our budget is limited.
But the one thing I wanted to ask about is our primary hard drives. We were going to go with 2x250GB RAID1 SATAII's for their price and reliability. Our total server budget is around $400/mo... so money is tight.
But this site will have about 100-150 High Definition Videos in a certain section (averaging about 200mb each) that are viewed in progressive-download. The daily traffic is about 8,000 uniques and we can't really be sure how many people a day will watch a video, or how many videos they will watch.
With that being said... do you think RAID 1 SATA's are fine? We don't want any problems with people having slow download speeds, since fast transfer speeds are important to us. Or would the SATA's be a problem for sure and you'd recommend faster SCSI drives or RAID 5/10/etc.?? We are not even sure if we can afford faster drives... but if you guys thought SATA's would be a problem.. we'd go back and sharpen our pencils some more.
I have a requirement for a server with a need to store 4000 entries each having a 10 mb video clip. No indication of popularity of site as this is a startup. Thats my headache part, normally for such a server would it be advisable using SCSI / SAS and expecting a huge bandwidth requirements? Or should it be done implemented as a cluster?
I have a task of converting a current Win Server based apache server from multiple IP based virtual hosts to a full name based virtual hosting.I'm famiilar with the steps but I was wondering if there are any gotchas in Windows that I should be aware of. It seems that now matter what I change in the new config it doesn't work or work as expected.
My server was hacked, they destroyed some of it, but alot was intact. My provider swiftly changed the original HD, put in a new one and have attached the old one to allow data transfer. I cannot see the Mysql section and about 900 videos from a particular folder are missing.
Is there ANY way I can recover anything in this situation?
for hosting our adult video projects looking for a suitable dedicated server. Data we have primarily located elsewhere, therefore, regards the site that will serve as a cache. Then just one HDD and 2 gigabytes of RAM, and virtually any processor, what is most important for us is the connectivity and traffic.
Therefore looking for dedicated server (unmanaged) with the lowest possible price for the most transmission. any specific recommendations?
But would one of those embedded Youtube-videos take up space (or bandwidth), if I had one on my site?
I don't know what they are called (that is why I called them Youtube-videos), but I mean videos that you can view on sites other than Youtube, but still have the Youtube-interface and can also be found on Youtube.
I own a small company specializing in the production of science education videos we sell to public schools. We would like to begin to deliver our videos to schools over the Internet. Our collection includes about two thousand video clips with accompanying metadata. We hope to gradually build a customer base of several hundred schools by June 2009. I need advice on how to find a good company that offers the colocation server option, and I need to know what kinds of questions to ask when shopping for a company.
I am going to be buying a dedicated server from kimsufi Most likely the 2XL Package.
My streamers will be using my server aswell, On weekends we will be running 3-4 streams at a time, weekdays 1-2 at a time.
Spreading all the streams out, at anyone time we will have 300 viewers.
I need to know your advice on this before i go spending money.
How do i convert my dedi into a flash media server, i need red5 or something, thats all i know so far. My streamers wil be streaming to server with FME, And i also want it coded so that my streams can only be embedded on my site.
Basically i dont have a clue where to start, how long would it take me to set up etc....
In addition, what kind of server do i need, windows / linux / traffic / burstable / standard etc..
We have a portal which collect videos from all the video sharing sites such as Dailymotion, Veoh, YouTube,etc... No actual videos are hosted on our servers.
Recently, We got a letter from the lawyer of the copyright owner of some videos, stating that we are not allowed to link to these videos on our sites. If we dont remove those links they will take legal action on us.
So, my question is that can they actually sue us for linking to videos on youtube,dailymotion....?
The server is located in Chicago, if that makes any different?
As far as i know, if we dont store the actual copyright content on our servers then it is fine, at least with US law?
And i think they are just trying to scare us since there are like hundred of sites that doing the same thing and i see keeping doing it.
how to optimize a server for playing flash videos?
Here is our website: operationsports.com
In the right menu you'll notice an embedded flash video player.
Often, we receive complaints that our videos are buffering slowly at the beginning causing the movie to stop/pause for a few seconds. After this pause the remainder of the video buffers lightening quick.
I'd like to remove the pause if possible.
The server is a dual processor linux based server dedicated entirely to our video files.
It has plenty of power.
how to optimize a server for playing flash videos smoothly?
we have a site, x.com and it hosts videos, we want to serve these videos using lighty, however, we can't seem to get it to work at all, The current setup is Cpanel with Apache so we want Cpanel + Lighty(only for flvideo.x.com) and Apache for everything else, im running lighty on port 8080, we've tried different ports for the sake of trial and error.
This is the configuration that we have:
# lighttpd configuration file # # use it as a base for lighttpd 1.0.0 and above # # $Id: lighttpd.conf,v 1.7 2004/11/03 22:26:05 weigon Exp $
############ Options you really have to take care of ####################
## modules to load # at least mod_access and mod_accesslog should be loaded # all other module should only be loaded if really neccesary # - saves some time # - saves memory server.modules = ( # "mod_rewrite", # "mod_redirect", # "mod_alias", "mod_access", # "mod_cml", # "mod_trigger_b4_dl", # "mod_auth", # "mod_status", # "mod_setenv", # "mod_fastcgi", # "mod_proxy", # "mod_simple_vhost", # "mod_evhost", "mod_userdir", # "mod_cgi", # "mod_compress", # "mod_ssi", # "mod_usertrack", # "mod_expire", # "mod_secdownload", # "mod_rrdtool", "mod_accesslog" )
## a static document-root, for virtual-hosting take look at the ## server.virtual-* options server.document-root = "/home2/x/www/flvideo/"
## where to send error-messages to server.errorlog = "/var/log/lighttpd/error.log"
# files to check for if .../ is requested index-file.names = ( "index.php", "index.html", "index.htm", "default.htm" )
## set the event-handler (read the performance section in the manual) # server.event-handler = "freebsd-kqueue" # needed on OS X
## deny access the file-extensions # # ~ is for backupfiles from vi, emacs, joe, ... # .inc is often used for code includes which should in general not be part #### accesslog module accesslog.filename = "/var/log/lighttpd/access.log"
## deny access the file-extensions # # ~ is for backupfiles from vi, emacs, joe, ... # .inc is often used for code includes which should in general not be part # of the document-root url.access-deny = ( "~", ".inc" )
## # which extensions should not be handle via static-file transfer # # .php, .pl, .fcgi are most often handled by mod_fastcgi or mod_cgi static-file.exclude-extensions = ( ".php", ".pl", ".fcgi" )
######### Options that are good to be but not neccesary to be changed #######
## bind to port (default: 80) server.port = 8080
## bind to localhost (default: all interfaces) server.bind = "flvideo.x.com"
This is the weird part, if we lynx x.com:8080 it will display the html file inside the docroot, if i go x.com:8080 on firefox or internet explorer the connection gets reset and internet explorer throws a "cannot display page" error,
I will be launching a video website like youtube and I have put all the DMCA requirements on it, I'm still not sure if I can get in trouble if someone uploads copyrighted videos, would it make a difference if I get a dedicated server located in Netherlands?