I have my site hosted on a shared server and am suffering from downtime problem. My site is consuming around 200GB bandwidth a month (mainly because of streaming audio and video) which is increasing day by day.
It will be great if any body can recommend a VPS in US that is reliable, fast and have a good support. My requirements are
Space: 10 GB ( can be reduce )
Bandwidth: 600GB per month (at least)
Scripting: ASP & PHP (suitable for IBP forums)
I have a little knowledge about hardware and maintanence so my requirement is fully managed VPS.
* My top priority is reliable server and can pay extra amount if get a reliable VPS.
I think with that budget you should be able to find a suitable managed VPS solution. Have you checked out the offers section and host quote feature?
Having said that, depending on the amount of traffic you get on a daily basis, you might want to consider a small dedicated server instead of a VPS, especially if you think your site will continue growing. It will give you better reliability and more power.
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I am visiting hosting sites and most of them offer more space and less bandwidth in small dedicated server.
Traffic on my site is not more as compare to bandwidth usage, actually most of bandwidth is consumed by streaming and download of audio and video files. Like a single user may download about 10-15 videos in a day.
I dont know whether more streaming or download consume resources in the same way as more visitors (like in forums)
* I need a minimum of 600GB bandwidth per month.
* Most of my users are from US, UK, Australia, Canada so US VPS will be best option
* By Fully Managed, i mean i don't have to install any software to server, it is just like maintaining site on shared server, rest of all is done by hosting team. But with passage of time i can take care of rest of work too.
I do not need more Harddisk space as in my case it is directly proportional to bandwidth, increasing space by a single MB will also increase bandwidth usage by 0.6MB .
Though i can take care of it in future, by moving old videos to youtube or disable play option on old videos etc., but 600GB is minimum bandwidth i need.
Have you considered offloading your video onto a dedicated video server such as streamhoster.com ?
Yea it sounds good, moving video/audio to dedicated server is also a good option. I have visited streamhoster but it is expensive in terms of both space and bandwidth. Their last package is offering 3000MB storage (3GB) with 25000MB (25GB) monthly transfer for $50 per month .
Can you please suggest any other audio/video streaming host.
Also can any body tell me, Does it make any difference if a site with scripting in ASP & PHP is hosted on Linux VPS or Windows VPS ?