How can I launch something like YouTube and DropBox for under 10$ a month?
There are many limitations and censorships associated with video content providers i.e. youtube, livemotion, etc and file hosting and sharing sites like Box.com and DropBox.com. Is there something that one can launch only for personal usage or for maximum 10 users @ US$10.00 per month or even less?
User generated video content consumes a large amount of storage, bandwidth and CPU, even if it's just a single YouTube channel we're talking about. There is absolutely no way to run a service like that without an expensive dedicated server. You're definitely not going to make it with $10 a month. It's like pretending to buy a Rolls Royce for $500. You just can't.
If you're talking solely about using it for storage.
You could possibly get a VPS. It's possible to use it for streaming / etc. But it also depends on the limitations of the host and the specs you're getting.
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To avoid your so called limitations and censorship issues, you'll need to get a host outside of the US. That's going to cost way more than $10/month
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Get a couple of skydrive accounts and share folders between them. You get some space free but you can always pay the silly low prices for higher storage allocation. You can watch videos from a shared folder right inside the website so you don't have to download.
I don't think that Microsoft polices private content unless a complaint is made.
I agree with CW Mike - you are better off with a VPS which has unlimited bandwidth, you can probably find something in the region of $20 - $30 with someone like hostgator or you could go with just199.com who can offer unlimited but you may need to upgrade on RAM - depending on the application you are running.
Get a cheap VPS and run something like OwnCloud for your personal dropbox.
+1. This is the best alternative that come to mind.
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Get a vps. I believe the lowest package available would be starting from $10/month. As correctly said by people, it is difficult in your case to get your required services in $10, if you get also it won't be satisfactory.
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