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    Question File Sharing - Server Wanted

    Hi,
    i have read some threads here which is useful actually but still confused little bit, first of all my question goes to those who experienced this business..if you have the chance to start again will you do that? is it worth the time and money??

    i am thinking to start a new file sharing but i always aim high, so growing big is my aim but as start i need to measure things up then i can move...lets say one step at a time!!

    So, what is your dedicated server recommendations? as a start i guess Space and bandwidth is a key...BUT i am unfamiliar with some terms..10MBPS, 100MBPS. as i have dealt with terms like 2000GB / month or 1500GB /month.

    Appreciate your recommendations or suggestions.

    Cheers

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    what is your budget?

    You can always look in the Webhosting offers section for dedicated servers.

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    I have been told that 10Mbps unmetered is about ~3300GB if used 24/7 the whole month...

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    10/100/1000Mbps is the max your server can push. Also keep in mind that 10Mbps is NOT 10MBps.

    10Mbps = 1.1921MBps
    100Mbps = 11.921MBps
    1000Mbps = 119.21MBps


    2000GB/month means you are allowed to do 2000GB per month of bandwidth (some hosts count 1000GB in 1000GB out so be carefull).

    2000GB = 17180000Mb (NOT MB)
    17180000 / 31 / 24 / 60 / 60 = 6.41427718

    So with 2000GB monthly bandwidth you could do 6.4Mbps for the complete month.

    My advice would be to get multiple low-end servers at multiple datacenters. So you can spread the load over multiple networks. Which will result in a higher output.

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    If your budget is low, I recommend to get a shared unmetered server (around $149/mo) which should be good for file hosting.

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    Cheapest unmetered servers

    Go with FDC servers if shared is Ok for you

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    Thanks guys for the replies, my budget around $150 as start but expandable...

    is there any recommendations regarding script to use?

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    if they have servers in stock ecatel.net would be perfect for such content and bandwidth. Even would be in your budget, usually they are $150-200 for their mid-range servers. It is 100mbit unmetered bandwidth, you are guaranteed at least 10 tb per month.

    I setup a box for a management client who left fdc for then setup another for a similar site. I was so impressed with the bandwidth and service I got one of my own and really dont even need it lol.

    Their site is unfinished but they are nearly always sold out due to high demand so I dont think they are in a hurry. Email them and they can tell you whats up.

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    For torrenting it depends what your users are...

    If they are EU

    Metered options are: netdirekt, vectoral, leaseweb

    Unmetered shared: ecatel, ovh, dedibox/dedimove

    Metered but shared BW: uk2, rapidswitch

    IF they are US

    unmetered: fdc and resellers (zenex 5, redhotservers, a few others I forget)
    Metered: layeredtech, hivelocity, softlayer

    reasons I listed some of these are most scene sites are based at leaseweb in eu and layeredtech or softlayer in us

    also if you've got a mix probably best location is NY in usa... and london in eu

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mishkin View Post
    For torrenting it depends what your users are...

    If they are EU

    Metered options are: netdirekt, vectoral, leaseweb

    Unmetered shared: ecatel, ovh, dedibox/dedimove

    Metered but shared BW: uk2, rapidswitch

    IF they are US

    unmetered: fdc and resellers (zenex 5, redhotservers, a few others I forget)
    Metered: layeredtech, hivelocity, softlayer

    reasons I listed some of these are most scene sites are based at leaseweb in eu and layeredtech or softlayer in us

    also if you've got a mix probably best location is NY in usa... and london in eu
    Getting a server for torrents isn't worth it I think. Save 100$ by going newsservers and get better speeds for way less.

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    well some people like providing content to others...

    If you wanna be an uploader on a privet tracker a server is a must...

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    Will this be legal torrents like http://www.wortharchiving.com ?
    If your planning on distributing or aiding in the distribution of copyrighted content you may find yourself with two problems.
    1. huge bandwidth costs
    2. angry ISPs, because you'll be violating their TOS.

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    Well i don't really think he mentioned torrents.

    But with just $150 budget it won't be so easy as you probably don't know how to manage your own server and you will need t hire someone. Even if you get someone to do it for you it still won't be easy sailing.

    But there are 2 questions that stand out:
    1)What type of file sharing do you want to do?
    2)Will you visitors be regional or world-wide?
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    aim is file sharing service like megaupload / rapidshare not torrent site!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by cabron View Post
    Well i don't really think he mentioned torrents.

    But with just $150 budget it won't be so easy as you probably don't know how to manage your own server and you will need t hire someone. Even if you get someone to do it for you it still won't be easy sailing.

    But there are 2 questions that stand out:
    1)What type of file sharing do you want to do?
    2)Will you visitors be regional or world-wide?

    Thanks, its correct site is not for torrent.

    - File sharing in general, like megaupload
    - World-wide visitors

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    Any idea on the space/data transfer needed? It directly depends on the max file size you will have and the popularity...
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    i guess 160GB space, bandwidth still no idea....

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    Quote Originally Posted by cabron View Post
    Any idea on the space/data transfer needed? It directly depends on the max file size you will have and the popularity...

    i see you have similar service...what is your recommendation so far?

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    Not more than 40 gigs to start with as you won't become a new rapidshare over night. Bandwidth is important as if a file is posted on a big forum you'd get a lot of downloads adn you'll need to be able to keep a good speed.
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    Quote Originally Posted by cabron View Post
    Not more than 40 gigs to start with as you won't become a new rapidshare over night. Bandwidth is important as if a file is posted on a big forum you'd get a lot of downloads adn you'll need to be able to keep a good speed.

    Thank you, how is the revenue going?? any recommendations...appreciate it

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    Small -> small
    Medium -> enough to get some profit
    Large -> you could add premium accounts and things like that, so the profit ill be pretty nice.
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