I need some advice, i want to make an image sharing website where people can upload their own images for others to view, I'm aware that this will use up a lot of memory and bandwidth, what are some good options for me.
i saw amazons s3 cloud service but wasn't sure if this was something that i could use it for?
what is out there that i can look at to see how much it will cost per TB and other hosting costs for this, or some good hosting sites that could support this, and also would amazon s3 work for holding the images and be quick enough for users who would want to view them?
Best way would be a Budget Dedicated Server, most Dedicated Servers have Dual 2TB HDDs at low cost, depends on your Budget.
You could go for a VPS but you probably can't get as much storage space as a Dedicated Server.
A good way to tackle it would be that files uploaded for free are deleted automatically after a few months, whilst premium (paid) members files stay permanently (or until their premium runs out) - This would help with costs, and obviously you wouldn't have to charge a huge amount for premium either? Just an idea.
First thing is you should check if the host you are looking up to allows image hosting. Secondly, I would recommend a dedicated servers or more for such kind of a website depending on the type of real traffic you have. Checking TOS is the most important factor here.
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i will need more than 50tb of memory and growing, there will be lots of pictures that will get a lot of views and i want to know of some good hosting companies for this. would amazon s3 be good for storing the photos and a dedicated server to handle all the requests to view them? i don't know much about this sort of stuff would this work?
Most host do not allow image sharing on shared hosting.
You better fit in a low cost VPS with nginx.
Nginx is very good for static contents and so for image sharing websites.
Also, use free cloudflare account with your website.
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