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    file shering dedicated host? SAN server ? need help

    hi all:

    i want to build a fileshering web site, i know from the start that trafic to my site will be high becouse it is not a regular file host site and i belive that i will have a lot of downloads as service will be mostly free of charge.

    from what i understand i will need massive servers or at least good servers with high data transfer speed , reliable up time , very big storage space and massive bandwith.

    i understand that budget should be high for this and i am not cutting on budget, i thought on first starting low and then upgrading but the low point of this poject will still need to have the best i can find both in speed ,storage and bandwith.

    can you reccomend what service or way i can use for this project?

    what servers rapidshare use? megaupload? i know i am still at start but i want a clean start.

    thank you for your reply.

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    Apr 2003
    That is a pretty broad question and something you need to approach more by just looking at how you want to start of.

    Yes it would be awesome to start off with a high end san, high end network, and a bunch of servers but you could easily spend tens of thousands of dollars.

    We have worked with a few smaller fileshare hosts and many of them go with either RAID5 or RAID10 on a webserver. That can get you a few TB of space and provide some room to grow.

    Also keep in mind what type of files you want to host, smaller versus larger, as that too can make a change.

    Bandwidth is easy, any datacenter can help you out with that -- at a cost.

    What you should do is set initial goals, say something like 2-3TB of space and be able to push 500Mbps of bandwidth. When you do that start looking at the BW bill, that something you can stomach until the site makes money?
    John W, CISSP, C|EH
    MS Information Security and Assurance - Server Administration and Security - Managed VPS and Dedicated Servers with VIP Service

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