I'm looking to buy a server, specially to stream video's. Does somebody has good tips for me ? Which hardware do you recommed ? I will buy a Dell Poweredge 2950 III with 2 CPU's of 2,5Ghz and 8MB Ram. Is that good enough ?
If your going to stream videos and things of that nature your going to need a great deal of bandwidth and diskspace. I strongly suggest checking places like SingleHop.com and FDCservers.net. I know FDC has great deals regarding bandwidth. Best of luck to you!
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What software do you plan on using (OS? Media server?) ?
Are these "on-demand" videos, or some sort of constant stream (Is this a relay)?
Will the server need to do any decoding/encoding?
How heavy will the usage be (amount of traffic)?