Need help choosing right bandwidth for new hosting startup
Hi, I'm 16 and starting a web hosting company. I have a great server (way more power than I need) but I got it cheap from a dead datacenter.
I would like to know what kind of bandwidth I need (upstream) in order to serve maybe 10-25 clients. For right now this company will be small, until I can afford more servers and maybe a better net connection. I have almost no money to start, so I am trying to be as resourceful as possible.
What kind of upstream is needed? (in kilobits please)
By the gigabyte would be something like you have a full burstable line, but when you get to, say 25GB, you get billed for more over that.
Alternatively, it could work the same with a 256kbit connection, you're not necessarily limited to that, but your average usage will be billed at that, again, if you go over that, you would get billed more.
(Now granted, you might run across a situation where a host actually limits you to exactly that bandwidth, but that would prove mostly useless to you, and I wouldn't generally go with something like that.)
well don't laugh or anything, but right now I will be hosting with my Speakeasy account ... hosting is completely alright with speakeasy, they say so in their tos.
as of now I have a 128 upload on my connection, but I'm seriously considering an upgrade to a line that has a 768kbit upload, essentially allowing me to host many more people (with about a 75 KB upload speed -- enough for about 15 56k users on at the same time ... with full speed.