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  1. #1
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    * HELP!!! My server is getting overwhelmed with Bandwidth (Asian Tsunami Videos)

    HELP!!! My server is getting overwhelmed with Bandwidth (Asian Tsunami Videos)
    My site just got linked from an extremely popular site and it cant take the load.

    I configured Mod_Throttle to cap the speed at 900 kBytes per second since I my server is only on a 10MB line.

    I put all videos on the /Videos directory, can I just throttle that directory?

    This is my mod_throttle code, is it correct?

    <IfModule mod_throttle.c>
    ThrottlePolicy Speed 900k 1s
    <Location /traffic>
    SetHandler throttle-me
    </Location>
    </IfModule>

    I don't want the html and pictures throttled is this code correct?




    BTW the site is:
    http://www.asiantsunamivideos.com

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    Anyone familiar with Mod_throttle?

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    Sorry I am not that familiar with it but are you worried about bandwith overage charges or just maxing out your line?

    Also don't you think posting the link here wont help any?

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    For now just maxing up the line.

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    I dont want to have the "Service Temporarily Unavailable" error message for requests to the front page but for the videos only.

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    Ok I setup a subdomain with the videos and am now throteling the subdomain. Seems to be working.

    Is this the best way to do it?

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    Seems to be working, all videos are unavailable.

    "Seeing how a lot of sites can't keep up with the bandwidth requirements of hosting"

    How about you make them available to people who do contribute ?

    I am working on project with other volunteers to give donaters hi-res photos of one of the islands that no longer exist.
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    datums,

    I want to make the videos available to as many people as possible so that they contribute. How can I check if they contributed or not?

    I need mirror site to distribute the videos. It's amazing how almost all the sites that are currently hosting the videos are bucking under the load.

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    like i said and your other thread... torrents.

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    Correct, BT is the best way to offset your bandwidth. In fact, it reaches more people that way

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    I downloaded my videos from bittorrent.

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    Yes I know that torrents are awesome but for some reason less techie people dont like them too much (lasiness factor) and I want as many people to see the videos as possible to scare them into contributing to the charities :-)

    Also keep in mind that the filer are only a couple of megabytes in size.

    Alot of people from this forum are helping mirror the files and it looks like I might be able to keep up with the bandwidth after all.

    If you have some spare bandwidth on your server and want to help mirror some files please download the videos from http://www.asiantsunamivideos.com/index2.html
    and contact me with the links.

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    DreamMaster how many hits is your site getting?

    I have some spare bandwidth but I don't want to go over 150gigs

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    My server is sending 3 Gigs per howr but a lot of requests are being denied because it's capped at 10 Mb/s.
    With the mirrors that I added the problem is being aleviated.

    If you don't have too much bandwidth to spare then you can just host 1 fille but unless you have your own dedicated server I do not suggest doing that.

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    I'll mirror some.

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    Ehaanaes,

    Thanks a lot!!
    Go here http://www.asiantsunamivideos.com/index2.html
    download the videos you want to mirror and send me the links.
    Keep a close eye on your bandwidth though and tell me if you later want to remove them.

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    I will.. Just have to ssh to my server and setup a mirror on it.
    I'll PM you with the links when done.
    Worthy cause.
    I'll mirror them all. Got a load of bandwidth spare anyway. Will monitor it heavily though.
    How many visitors do you have at a time right now? And which site linked to you if i may ask?

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    Just in case, if people are hotlinking to your videos and stealing your bandwidth, you might want to enable hotlink protection.

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    Ehaanaes,

    I got linked from waxy.org. Check out the last post and you'll see my link there. That site is taking a huge amounts of traffic and had to take down the links to the videos after transfering 400Gb in one day.
    My site is getting about 2,000 hits per hour right now wich is not that much if it wasn't for the videos because they consume a lot of bandwidth.

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    i'll mirror too, http://67.19.189.84/tsunami/

    if it uses over 1.3 TB of BW i will take it down however

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    ill do it , i have around a terabyte to burn. You have an AIM s/n? Id like to be able to IM you to have it pulled if your capping my line.

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    pstation,

    Ok thanks, if it uses too much bandwidht just take it down. Monitore it very carefully though.

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    Perhaps some kind of random link system would be a good idea here, it's likely people will just click the first one...

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    mine will be a bit delayed i am sorry to say. Working on it though.

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    Mooecow,
    I don't have AIM but I am always checking the PM's and my email (webmaster@asiantsunamivideos.com). If you use too much bandwidth just delete or rename the files to stop it immediately and then contact me.

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