I have just setup my website ( getsometunes.co.uk ) on dreamhost. What the site is, is a mp3 search engine, it will search a queary on known free filehosts and pull the results back and output them on my website and then the end user can listen to and download the file.
I host none of the files and there is an option in the admin cp to ban certain querys been searched if i recieve a complaint
Just wondering if anyone knows of any hosts that would not pull the site down if recieved a complaint, keeping site up just aslong as i remove the offending link?
I wont be needing more than 500mb of space and 10GB bandwidth.
You will run into issues in terms of complaints. To be honest, I'd consider this "risky business". You may want to look into off-shore hosting but it may not always be a good choice as off-shore providers can be a bit dodgy. You can try your luck with a North American based provider if you're able to proactively handle and comply to any complaints/warnings you may get. Was your site taken down from Dreamhost due to this?
No at the moment i am not recieving any hits as just setup and merely testing out the script, but i am looking for a more permanent home for the website
I've got a dedicated server in france but due to this script only running on unix os and my server been windows 2008 i cant host it on there PLUS if i recieved a complaint i wouldnt want my server going down while this was been sorted
Those mp3 are most likely copyrighted and is illegal. I dont think your service will last long.
MP3's that are usually hosted on Rapidshare, MegaUpload, MegaShares, FilePlanet and other know services such as FlyUpload will more than likely be 99.99% illegal. So his search queries and pulling them "file hosts" will be illegal and the complaints that would come through this service would have him shut down quicker than you could blink.
Personally, I would be hosting this on an Off-shore server but I would be taking this as a risky business venture, I would recommend that if you plan on running such a service you read the lagalities of dealing with complaints and if it is an appropriate service to run!
Even if it is Hosted offshore, You may still come under laws of your own country.
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