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    best host for a person wanting to use a lot of bandwidth?

    I am looking for a host that will allow me to use, at the very minimum, 5,000GB of bandwidth while only using ~1.5GB of disk space. My budget is about $15 /mo. Can anyone recommend me a reputable web host for my requirements?

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    If you are looking for a host like that you will either have bad service or you site will be suspended most of the time. Mass over sellers suspend accounts that use more than X% of the servers resources. My opinion would be to get a dedicated server that is unmetered for a site that will be using that many resources.

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    Quote Originally Posted by nsm2i View Post
    If you are looking for a host like that you will either have bad service or you site will be suspended most of the time. Mass over sellers suspend accounts that use more than X% of the servers resources. My opinion would be to get a dedicated server that is unmetered for a site that will be using that many resources.
    Yeah, I'd have to agree with that. The amount of bandwidth you are going to use, I would really recommend a dedicated server. Although you're not going to find any within your $15/Month budget I'm afraid.

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    I've heard of people pushing 500gbs with dreamhost. I don't know about 5 thousand though.

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    Quote Originally Posted by l4ulwtlln View Post
    I am looking for a host that will allow me to use, at the very minimum, 5,000GB of bandwidth while only using ~1.5GB of disk space. My budget is about $15 /mo. Can anyone recommend me a reputable web host for my requirements?
    Even my unmetered server can only do max of 3.3 TB and it still costs me more than $100/month for sure .So for your budget you are probably gonaa either .
    a. End up hosting with extreme overselling host (which will eventually burn ur site )
    b. End up giving the idea of running such a website.
    c. End up hosting it on your machine, and soon your ISP giving you a call and terminating your services.

    In the end good luck mate you definitely need it for $15/month

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    Sign up 5 different $2.99 hosts and round-robin

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    $15 a month? Sorry that is unrealistic.

    Get a cheap server and sign up with a host with unmetered. Just find a good provider and it MIGHT be under $100 if you really look hard. Good luck.
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    http://www.surftown.eu do offer 5000GB of bandwidth, however as other in this thread mentions, a dedicated server may be the way to go...
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    As others have pointed out, those specs are totally unrealistic @ $15 per month. Many entry level dedicated servers don't offer any where near that bandwidth. I would expect you'd pay $150 plus a month for reliable dedicated hosting.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Michael Kjærsgård View Post
    http://www.surftown.eu do offer 5000GB of bandwidth, however as other in this thread mentions, a dedicated server may be the way to go...

    I've seen over selling all over, but this site is just too funny...
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    Hostgator offers it for 8 dollars a month. Hostgator is a quality host with a great rep, they shouldnt let you down.

    In my opinion, you are expecting too much for too little
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    Though hostgator is good, I don't think they will allow your 5000 GB BW.

    It's too much for any shared plan, if you true want that much BW, I think the only way is raise your budget and go with a dedicated server.

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    I agree, just get multiple oversellers.

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    Quote Originally Posted by brilliantfusion View Post
    Hostgator offers it for 8 dollars a month. Hostgator is a quality host with a great rep, they shouldnt let you down.

    In my opinion, you are expecting too much for too little
    And their best dedicated server @ $374 a month only offers 2500gb
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    And their best dedicated server @ $374 a month only offers 2500gb
    The main difference is that you're alone on that server, able to use its full computing capacity, as opposed to sharing the server with 200+ users.

    Very few sites can push TBs of data transfer without creating trouble in a shared hosting environment. That's the tough reality of things (for those who need high amounts of data transfer). Online success comes at a cost.

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    If 5TB is your minimum, then you're out of luck. I did testdrive servage.net and was able to keep it at 100GB/day without any problems with the account, but if you need that much I recommend you go with a dedicated provider - like uk2.net or rapidswitch.com that offer 10TB. Don't expect to keep that budget of yours for 5TB+
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    What is the daily max. allowed bandwidth under TOS with Servage?
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    Quote Originally Posted by EncoderZ View Post
    What is the daily max. allowed bandwidth under TOS with Servage?
    I haven't seen any info regarding a daily limit, just that I wasn't able to use more than 90-120GB per day. The number of hits is limited to 400K per day.
    Edit: found info: "Customers are able to use 167 Gb daily totaling 5010 Gb in a normal 30 day month. A 28 day month provides 4676 Gb transfer and a 31 day month will allow a total of 5177 Gb transfer."
    Last edited by mrbister; 02-25-2008 at 05:41 PM. Reason: found info
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    So what's 90 -120 GiB per day if it isn't a daily limit

    As far as I recall it's the monthly bandwidth divided by days in the month equals the daily limit!
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    Sorry about my bad grammar / english, what I meant was that these numbers were the limit of my connection, not servage.
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    Sorry mrbister I understand now - thanks for the clarification

    My grammar / English isn't much better sometimes
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    Then would be a good idea? Create several accounts and limit each to about 1000 to 2000 GB ? If so, who would you recommend?

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    Quote Originally Posted by l4ulwtlln View Post
    (...) 5,000GB of bandwidth while only using ~1.5GB of disk space. My budget is about $15 /mo. (...)
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