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    Excess Bandwidth - What To Offer?

    Do you know where to offer excess excess bandwidth if I have a lot of it? For example, if I have an excess bandwidth of some 50TB per month.

    What kind of business should I be looking to offer a server package with A LOT of bandwidth since I've been allocated a lot of b/w but only uses a few.

    Any insight would be appreciated.
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    Hello,

    You may want to consider hosting files for on companies, or offer images, video or any data hosting at those standereds. Any kind of streaming or mirroring for high traffic sites. What did you have in mind?

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    Consider contributing your server's bandwidth to sites like sourceforge or linux distro-ing if you're into philanthropic stuff.

    Or if you're looking to make cash out of this, why not offer seedboxes or webhosting services.

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    Start a rapidshare clone?
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    Quote Originally Posted by wheimeng View Post
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    Quote Originally Posted by jrianto View Post
    Do you know where to offer excess excess bandwidth if I have a lot of it? For example, if I have an excess bandwidth of some 50TB per month.

    What kind of business should I be looking to offer a server package with A LOT of bandwidth since I've been allocated a lot of b/w but only uses a few.

    Any insight would be appreciated.
    I'd have to agree, image hosting, proxy, etc., are high bandwidth customers. Don't expect to see a lot of cash for it, and make sure if you do offer either that you do so on "their own server" or a dedicated system for them, not your own or you will run into CPU issues, etc.
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    Do nothing with it.

    By the time you figure out to do with it and come up with a way to implement it, you might as well start your own hosting service lol.

    Sure, you could give it away free distributing files, but will that do YOU any good? Only thing it will do is let your datacenter know that you are using everything you are allotted.

    What happens when you go over your bandwidth because all these file downloaders suck up all your bandwidth? Will suck to be stuck with a hefty overage fee for some service you were providing free of charge for nothing in return.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Jacob Wall View Post
    Start a rapidshare clone?
    Starting a file sharing site will not give you much revenue.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mathewanson View Post
    Starting a file sharing site will not give you much revenue.
    If you charge for the traffic it will.
    Or if you force ads before a DL link.

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    50TB is A LOT. I would also suggest doing a mirror for an open source project. I would do it if I had the capacity. You might get some perks for doing so.

    It's good to give, but they also say no good deed goes un-punished... my 2 cents.

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    We considered doing something with our unused bandwidth, but it turned out to be too much hassle. As a backup provider, almost all of our traffic is inbound, which leaves us with tons of unused outbound bandwidth. Most of the ideas involve putting more time in which could be better used elsewhere.
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    Starting File-Sharing site is pretty good idea in this situation. We have lotta clients starting these sites, but the most in filesharing business problem is bandwidth cost.

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