what are the price ranges? i want a good solid company with great customer service and good upgrades. if its an extra 100 bucks a month to go with a "better" provider over a "basic" one.... i am willing to spend the extra 100.
Most VPS's, with almost every VPS provider, are priced under $100/mo - so you will basically be able to go with any provider at all, as long as they allow adult hosting.
Based on what you've said it's not really possible to give you a recommendation for a specific company - you'll need to give some more details for that. If you don't need anything specific, it's probably a good idea to work out a list of companies that can suit your needs and then look at the pros and cons of each company. Once you've made a choice, you could order an account and first testdrive it for a little while, and if everything is up to your expectations, start hosting your adult sites on it.
well say i wanted a VPS with a 500 gig hard drive and a additional 500 gig hard drive for a raid back up.... is this overkill for hard drive space for a begining page?
i honestly dont know what i need from a VPS provider... just a reputable company thats been in the business for a while, has good customer service if problems arise, easily/cheaply upgrading hardware in future and medium-high bandwidth?
what other kind of specfics should i be looking into?
500 gig hard drive and a additional 500 gig hard drive
it can be a VPS but it will be just 1 partition on the box.. also, what sort of bandwidth are you looking for? $100 a month with managed.. probably just going to get you about 10/15G of space... so you need to be a little more specific what you need to do and what your budget is.. it can start with a small VPS...
You should be aware VPS's are hosted (if done properly) on 'real' servers, with SAS or SCSI disks which cost a *lot* of money, therefore asking for that much disk space will cost you a fortune. Although the advantage you have with a VPS is that you don't have to double your disk space for RAID, the provider does that, so in actual fact you'd just be asking for 500. Saying that I don't know of a provider that offers over 100GB purely because of cost.
You may be better looking to a dedicated with say 2x 500GB SATA disks, it would actually work out cheaper.
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well im looking to do things with about 10-15 different girls, each having a set of pictures and streaming videos for downloading and possible live shows. do you guys think 500 gigs is a bit overkill for a startup?
id like to start out with a VPS before moving to a dedicated as its obviuosly more money, might as well start out as cheap as possible.
so if i go vps and the max hard drive is 100 gig... do you think that would suffice for what i need?
how much memory is generally included with a 100 gig hard drive package?
as far as bandwidth and how much i need... i honestly dont know... is there any type of formula to figure out how much bandwidth is needed?
where does the VPS provider back up your hard drive on for you? the same server as your main hard drive, or on a completly different server?
how much does it roughly cost for a dedicated server with 2x 500GB SATA disks? do providers also offer software when you rent a dedicated server?
50GB of disk should be way more than enough. As IllustriousCube said, you're going to need a high amount of bandwidth, and ask all your potential providers what port speed you're on. 10mbit usually won't do it for a high traffic site (like an adult site)
I know zone.net (the provider I'm on) has all of their servers on a 1000mb uplink, so upgrading wouldn't be too hard.
Just make sure the provider you use allows you to upgrade easily. A good provider will upgrade you within 10 minutes. If they're using Virtuozzo, it's just a simple value they have to change on their server.
Depending on how many users you're thinking about getting depends on the RAM you need.
Are you going to be using FFMPEG for the videos?
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Under development, you could always use a small VPS, then just keep upgrading as you need more of a server. You're not going to need much off the bat.