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    Video Host Needed for YouTube site.

    I am running a site a bit like YouTube but on a slightly smaller scale

    I need a host!

    The host needs to support 'ioncube' whatever that is. It will play Windows Media .wmv files.

    Please can anyone suggest a really reliable host with loads of Giga Bytes ?

    Thanks in advance.

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    What is your budget? Looks like you might be better off going straight for a VPS
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    vps

    Hi, I don't know what vps is. At the moment there are only about 10 five minute videos for the site and 400 uv's per day. I don't need 'streaming' video. I only need download/play .wmv but the site is quite small at the moment. Hope that is clear. Please advise. Thank you.

    Budget $34 p/m approx

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    What is your budget, good sir?

    A virtual private server (VPS) may be your best bet.

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    You can use ioncube on just about any host (any host that supports PHP). Just crab their free decoder, and upload it into ioncube/ and voila you have ioncube support.

    IMHO: If your going to need a mail server and a control panel a VPS probably isn't your best solution. Too much overhead, and a cheap dedicated isn't a whole lot more.

    -Jason
    Have you considered Semi-dedicated Hosting? 4 - 8 accounts per server. Less overhead than VPS, better performance for the price.
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    Ah, that better defines 'small'. When someone even says 1% of youtube, that's still a lot of bandwidth

    How large are the files? I'm going to assume they are 10mb's a piece on average. So 400 X 10 =4000mb of daily bandwidth. That means you need a fair bit per month. Too be honest, this isn't my area as I don't deal in budget hosts. But HostGator and DreamHost are supposedly good for just file hosting. Use the search tool
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    budget

    Budget is up to 50 usd per month but I have been paying a lot less for an unreliable service. My developer says the host must support 'ioncube' whatever that is.

    Files are around 15MB .wmv.

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    Ioncude is a way to encode/decode PHP scripts so they can be distributed w/o source code.

    -Jason
    Have you considered Semi-dedicated Hosting? 4 - 8 accounts per server. Less overhead than VPS, better performance for the price.
    DopeDomains.com - 15,000 New Domains a day. indexed by Pagerank, backlinks, Hits, and Length.

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    mail

    I don't need a mail server. I hope to keep the mail where it is. However I do need a control panel. Dreamhost keeps popping up over the last few days. I will certainly take a close look at them and hostgator

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