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    Filesharing server recommendation

    I have a customer who is starting a filesharing service like uploaded, rapidshare, putlocker... and is looking for a reliable host for his servers, he want a location where will allow him to delete any copyrighted content upon request, he will resolve any request he get. He is starting so probably will need a couple of servers to start but need them to have 1GBps unmetered and at least 8-12TB to start.

    If you know a host for this please let me know, thanks a lot for your time reading this.

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    As long as your customer complies with DMCA / copyright infringement law, he should be good to be hosted anywhere in the world.
    Do you have any idea on what budget he has available and if he prefers a budget provider or quality provider?
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    You shouldn't have problems working with any of the major datacenters in Europe but be aware that costs for starting up and running such a service reliably can run upto 8-10k Euro's within the first 3-4 months just for your server costs before you can start making profit...
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    Quote Originally Posted by Ekin View Post
    You shouldn't have problems working with any of the major datacenters in Europe but be aware that costs for starting up and running such a service reliably can run upto 8-10k Euro's within the first 3-4 months just for your server costs before you can start making profit...
    Wow, 8-10k is really big, is bandwidth the major reason for this?
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    Quote Originally Posted by oscorp View Post
    I have a customer who is starting a filesharing service like uploaded, rapidshare, putlocker... and is looking for a reliable host for his servers, he want a location where will allow him to delete any copyrighted content upon request, he will resolve any request he get. He is starting so probably will need a couple of servers to start but need them to have 1GBps unmetered and at least 8-12TB to start.

    If you know a host for this please let me know, thanks a lot for your time reading this.
    Now, the big question is, does your customer want to use RAID or just separate drive? That will be a big factor. Do they have a budget for something like this?
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    Thanks for the suggestions but can someone please send me a few urls of known filesharing server hosts, the startup cost is still unknown, we are in the process of comparing hosts to see which one is the best to start on.

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    A good startup could be 8TB in raid 10 , I know that at some point the next servers will need at least 30TB+ each but those server will come when the site get popular.

    Quote Originally Posted by ayksolutions View Post
    Now, the big question is, does your customer want to use RAID or just separate drive? That will be a big factor. Do they have a budget for something like this?

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    Quote Originally Posted by oscorp View Post
    A good startup could be 8TB in raid 10 , I know that at some point the next servers will need at least 30TB+ each but those server will come when the site get popular.
    8-12hdds on raid-10 should be a good way to start. When you choose a DC, make sure the bandwidth costs are cheap. <0.75/mbps would be a vise target.

    As you grow, it would be best to keep that 12tb limit per server so that if there is a hardware failure or corrupt raid you will still have other file servers running to serve downloads.

    I would recommend checking Leaseweb and FDCservers in EU. I am not sure if they will allow file download sites.

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    If you need RAID10 with 8TB of space, then perhaps 4x4TB hds would work well for you. FDC is a start, but there may be others as well. Basically, contact any provider who can do a lot of bandwidth as that is what you are looking for. That will narrow down your playing field.
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