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  1. #1
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    Good site for hotlinked image hosting only?

    I need a host that can provide a ton of bandwidth, must be very fast (main site is with medialayer who is very quick) and will work well for me using them only to store the images for my blog, to be displayed on my blog (that isn't located on that hosting plan)

    Needs:
    100+gb bandwidth
    500+mb storage

    Cheap Medialayer wants $40/month extra for another 50gb bandwidth and I don't really want to pay that.

    I DO use all this bandwidth so I don't want a trashy super-oversold host.

    edit - I'm looking for customer experiences, not hosts to bother me. I am considering dreamhost but would like other options

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    Quote Originally Posted by taylorwilsdon View Post
    I need a host that can provide a ton of bandwidth, must be very fast (main site is with medialayer who is very quick) and will work well for me using them only to store the images for my blog, to be displayed on my blog (that isn't located on that hosting plan)

    Needs:
    100+gb bandwidth
    500+mb storage

    Cheap Medialayer wants $40/month extra for another 50gb bandwidth and I don't really want to pay that.

    I DO use all this bandwidth so I don't want a trashy super-oversold host.

    edit - I'm looking for customer experiences, not hosts to bother me. I am considering dreamhost but would like other options
    Amazon S3. ~$20/mo. That will give you a distributed, fault-tolerant content delivery system.

    Another similar option is Nirvanix. Nirvanix will probably offer better performance if you have international traffic.

    I'm very familiar with S3 so let me know if you have other questions or need some help getting started.
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    Have you checked into JaguarPC on there Semi-Dedicated (SDX) account?

    Check it out: http://www.jaguarpc.com/semi-dedicated/

    I had an SDX through Jag for a while for a very busy forum based site I had... Worked great... There SDX account is typically called shared hosting on Steroids because there are very few users on each node that gives you loads of RAM and CPU power at your disposal...

    I do see you mention Cheap, which I am not sure how cheap you are referring to, but the JPC SDX runs about $30 per month.
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    Jag might be a good idea. Cheap doesn't really have a meaning but I'm trying to stay cost effective.

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    Nice site BTW... I tried starting one like that in the past and let my 'Programmer A.D.D.' get the best of me...

    But I have been with Jag for quite a while, in fact I still am, and I love them... I have nothing but praise to say about them, I would definitely give them a shot.
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    I can't believe no one suggested a pro account at http://www.flickr.com/
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    Last time I tried to use Flickr it was lag central... I never have liked them image hosting services though
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    Quote Originally Posted by 40sixty View Post
    I can't believe no one suggested a pro account at http://www.flickr.com/
    I currently have a flickr pro account and use it for some images. However, they prohibit using it for web graphics so I can't host all my images there. I just use it for the photographs on the site.

    Thanks for the suggestion though. Its very cheap and I've had it for years.

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    Have you tried Photobucket.

    There are just far too many dedicated image hosters out there for you to waste your money on a full fledged web hosting account
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    What about a basic hatchling account from HostGator?

    That would offer you A LOT of diskspace as well as bandwidth... HG was the first host I ever used and they were great... I moved to Jag because I outgrew my shared account at HG...

    The reason I mentioned the SDX from Jag was because I thought you were hosting a huge site on it... then I re-read your post and now I understand that you in fact only want to host images...
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    Have none of you heard about Amazon S3?
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    Quote Originally Posted by 8svn-k View Post
    Have none of you heard about Amazon S3?
    To be honest... No

    I just looked it up and read a bit about it... I am still a bit confused...

    I am going to read up some more on it
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    There are wordpress plugins that claim to seamlessly use s3 for serving your media content. I haven't tested it but it's interesting.

    http://tantannoodles.com/toolkit/wordpress-s3/
    http://code.google.com/p/wordpress-s3/
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    Quote Originally Posted by 8svn-k View Post
    There are wordpress plugins that claim to seamlessly use s3 for serving your media content. I haven't tested it but it's interesting.

    http://tantannoodles.com/toolkit/wordpress-s3/
    http://code.google.com/p/wordpress-s3/
    Hmmmmm That is actually quite intriguing... Tomorrow I believe I will check into it a bit more...

    I don't think I am quite understanding the concept of this s3 thing...
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    My vote will probably go to the Amazon S3.

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    PBase may be cheapest and best option for you. Their $23 for 500MB photo hosting with no limits on bandwidth.

    http://www.pbase.com/pricing.html

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