hosted by liquidweb


Go Back   Web Hosting Talk : Web Hosting Main Forums : Dedicated Server : Good hosts for streaming
Reply

Forum Jump

Good hosts for streaming

Reply Post New Thread In Dedicated Server Subscription
 
Send news tip View All Posts Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
  #1  
Old
WHT Addict
 
Join Date: Jan 2006
Posts: 127

Good hosts for streaming


I need to rent some servers for a project involving streaming. I'm looking for datacenters that are specialized in streaming, or, at least, can provide the necessary sustainable bandwidth a streaming server needs. Also, if they can provide a burstable bandwidth, will be even better. And I prefer to pay per GB, not mbps. I'm not looking for cdns, they are too expensive for this project.



Sponsored Links
  #2  
Old
Web Hosting Guru
 
Join Date: Mar 2008
Location: Chicago, IL
Posts: 331
Do you have a preference as to the location of the server?

__________________
Chris Larkin
Senior Hosting Consultant
SingleHop Managed Dedicated Servers
http://singlehop.com

  #3  
Old
Randy
 
Join Date: Aug 2006
Location: Ashburn VA, San Diego CA
Posts: 4,390
What kind of bandwidth do you need? If you knew how many Gb/mo per server and if possible the maximum Mbps you'd be bursting to on each box, that would help. Lots of hosts can meet basic requirements, but not as many can grow with you when you start needing custom plans.

__________________
Fast Serv Networks, LLC | AS29889 | Fully Managed Cloud, Streaming, Dedicated Servers, Colo by-the-U
Ashburn VA + San Diego CA Datacenters


Sponsored Links
  #4  
Old
WHT Addict
 
Join Date: Jan 2006
Posts: 127
Servers: US (and Europe only for real international bandwidth) Servers: 2-5 Burst: 300-1Gbps Bandwidth: 15-25TB

  #5  
Old
Web Hosting Master
 
Join Date: Feb 2006
Location: Philadelphia, PA
Posts: 611
Just about any large host should be able to help you there, because it is streaming make sure the network is strong. Likely you will have to contact the companies directly to work out that kind of connection unmetered. If you know that it will be around 25tb for sure you could get a 1gbps port (pricey upgrade) and most companies offer plans for that. Softlayer has a pretty good network, may want to check them out. Peer1 also has a good network but they cost more, Steadfast, GNAX, Fast-Serv does streaming, as you can see and have a strong network as well. There are plenty more but most you will have to contact directly to get pricing or details with that kind of connection.

  #6  
Old
CISSP-ISSMP, CISA
 
Join Date: Aug 2002
Location: Los Angeles, CA
Posts: 5,494
It sounds like you want a CDN but just don't want to pay for one. There are cheap ones and expensive ones, just like regular hosting. The performance difference with a CDN is dramatic.

For instance, i've seen a customer serve content at a 10 Gbps burst for two hours without significant performance impact. I guess this all depends on how much streaming you're actually wanting to achieve.

  #7  
Old
Web Hosting Master
 
Join Date: Jun 2004
Location: Europe
Posts: 3,177
You might want to look at WCIX.net , they are very experienced in the Streaming media market and can provide you what you need.

__________________
Swiftway.net Your Business deserves our Quality - Experts on Hand since 2005. Primary locations: Netherlands, Chicago, Bay Area, Miami and New York.
We guaranteed support response time within 15 minutes 24x7 Hosting one of the worlds largest and most diverse Cloudstack deployments on swiftwaycloud.com


  #8  
Old
WHT Addict
 
Join Date: Jan 2006
Posts: 127
Quote:
Originally Posted by IRCCo Jeff View Post
It sounds like you want a CDN but just don't want to pay for one. There are cheap ones and expensive ones, just like regular hosting. The performance difference with a CDN is dramatic.

For instance, i've seen a customer serve content at a 10 Gbps burst for two hours without significant performance impact. I guess this all depends on how much streaming you're actually wanting to achieve.
For 20TB bandwidth, I'll have to pay over 20k$ to a cheap cdn. For that price, I could buy bandwidth and use only 5% of total transit. Softlayer might be a choice, but I don't think their bandwidth is that stable to sustain my needs. For download they might be good, but for streaming I'm not comfortable with.

  #9  
Old
Custom Hosting Master
 
Join Date: Jan 2007
Posts: 2,602
Heh, 20k$ for a cheap one? You can get 20TB at Akamai for less than that, depending whether you contract or not.
Anyway, plenty of CDNs can get you good pricing for 20TB, since it is quite a bit of bandwidth, it won't be easy getting the same stability on regular servers without paying a hefty premium, but you might be able to go a bit cheaper than a CDN, given you find the right companies that can help you.

  #10  
Old
WHT Addict
 
Join Date: Jan 2006
Posts: 127
Quote:
Originally Posted by cristibighea View Post
Heh, 20k$ for a cheap one? You can get 20TB at Akamai for less than that, depending whether you contract or not.
Anyway, plenty of CDNs can get you good pricing for 20TB, since it is quite a bit of bandwidth, it won't be easy getting the same stability on regular servers without paying a hefty premium, but you might be able to go a bit cheaper than a CDN, given you find the right companies that can help you.
Akamai is actually more expensive than that. I'm talking flash streaming.

  #11  
Old
Newbie
 
Join Date: Feb 2008
Location: San Diego, CA
Posts: 5
Flash streaming costs have come WAY down. There are many CDN's that would handle 25TB for under .50 per GB.

Reply

Related posts from TheWhir.com
Title Type Date Posted
AHosting Launches ClipBucket-Optimized Web Hosting Web Hosting News 2014-07-21 10:29:12
Adult Magazine Publisher Sues LeaseWeb for Providing Services to Copyright Infringers Web Hosting News 2014-02-20 12:59:21
Sony Unveils Cloud Gaming Service Web Hosting News 2014-01-09 10:58:57
Filipino Startup Offerchat Introduces Connectivity Improvements to Free Live Chat Tool Web Hosting News 2013-05-14 16:48:31
US Congresswoman Taps Reddit Community for Crowdsourced Domain Seizure Proposal Web Hosting News 2012-11-20 10:56:59


Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes
Postbit Selector

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is Off
HTML code is Off

Forum Jump
Login:
Log in with your username and password
Username:
Password:



Forgot Password?
Advertisement:
Web Hosting News:
WHT Membership
WHT Membership



 

X

Welcome to WebHostingTalk.com

Create your username to jump into the discussion!

WebHostingTalk.com is the largest, most influentual web hosting community on the Internet. Join us by filling in the form below.


(4 digit year)

Already a member?