i'm going to start a website for the 1st time.i need ur help in this regard.plan of website is 3 pages,two videos e.g. flash (90 mins each),playing in a video player e.g. flash player,a pdf file,viewer's ability to view and download it all.traffic can be massive,no updating the website,may b a contact e-mail,thats it.
here r the host specifications:
1- budget $40-$55/month (12 month upfront).
2- both (linux)dedicated and vps are ok,doesn't necessarily have to be managed.
3- dedicated unmetered bandwidth (10mbps).
4- 10-20 gb HD.
5- atleast 512mb ram.
6- 1st ch:cpanel,2nd ch: plesk,3rd ch:no control panel.
7- host's good reputation as i'm prefering reliability over cost.
who shd i choose for server management:webbycart.com (proactive) or platinumservermanagement.com (reactive)?any other server managers upto $35/month?
looking forward to ur help,'ll b obliged.take care.
if a host provides me fully managed server with comprehensive security then i can spend $85/month.
You are going to start a website for a first time then why do you need such bandwidth?
He has two 90 Minute videos. Of course the bandwidth will pile up.
I suggest you host your website and videos seperatly.
Host your website with a reputable provider like MediaLayer or Steadfast, and then host your files (Your videos, and the pdf files) in a file hosting service such as Amazon S3
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and then host your files (Your videos, and the pdf files) in a file hosting service such as Amazon S3
The separating idea is quite a good one. Not that S3 will end up giving him 2500GB data transfer at $50, or anywhere near that.
I think he should make a big list of "overselling hosts", read their TOS, contact sales and explain his usage, look for reviews of customers that have managed to push huge amounts, then get a couple of such accounts and try it out.
I have, on a couple of occasions, fully maxed out my $4 account at www.canaca.com. That is, used up 500GB of disk space and 2TB of bandwidth – no complaints from the host either. That is quite a rare thing to come across though. Their uplink ports appear to be 100mbit as well.