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Old 11-04-2010, 02:59 AM
DaQuix DaQuix is offline
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Need help. Newbie looking for a server to handle small video website


In a nutshell, we have a small organization website that broadcasts state-wide news. It's all video. Each video is about 112 MB. We currently have around 25 videos up (using VIMEO), and over the course of the year add about 12-14 videos.

We want our own server. One that we can not only run our website and videos off of, but also so we can have file sharing. Example: One person edits at his house, and another person can pull that edited file off of the server and add graphics at his house.

We're not a huge operation. Our income is limited to about $10,000 a year. So were looking for affordable options. Any suggestions?



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Old 11-04-2010, 03:55 AM
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How many visitors per day? Your server spec will vary with the number of visitors.

For few thousand visitors per day a quad core with 4 or 8gb ram and raid protected Sata HDD would do (using lighttpd or nginx for streaming files rather than using apache).

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Old 11-04-2010, 03:56 AM
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Right now, 100 at the most. But were steadily going up and hope to have 1,000 by the spring.

I was more worried about what kind of server could handle the amount of videos we will putting on there (lots of GB's) ... or does that not matter?

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Old 11-04-2010, 04:01 AM
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For few thousands a well optimized quad core with 4GB RAM would be sufficient provided your script is compatible with Nginx. Look at the offer section, you can find a quad core server for $200-250/mo

When selecting a hosting provider make sure they offer cheap bandwidth as it becomes vital as you grow.

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Old 11-04-2010, 05:02 AM
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At 110mb a video and 12-14 a year even with an 80GB drive will last you 50 years a couple decent size drives on a raid would be a good choice. Do you know what your current bandwidth usage is per month?

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