[Novalug] hosting for large website
gmaxwell at gmail.com
Thu Jun 5 12:43:44 EDT 2008
On Thu, Jun 5, 2008 at 10:21 AM, John covici <covici at ccs.covici.com> wrote:
> on Thursday 06/05/2008 Greg Faust(gregfaust at gmail.com) wrote
> > On Thu, Jun 5, 2008 at 9:17 AM, John covici <covici at ccs.covici.com> wrote:
> > > Hi. I am looking for a Linux friendly and possibly Debian friendly
> > > website to host more than a terabyte of stuff -- lots of multi-media,
> > > etc and of course a good deal of bandwidth.
> > >
> > > Anyone know of such a place anywhere in the U.S.?
> > A site that big sounds like it will have a lot of traffic. You might want
> > to look into using Akamai to accelerate your site regardless of where you
> > host it.
> I expect 2000GB per month or thereabouts in traffick -- maybe more
> counting a backup server.
pshaw .. thats 6.6Mbit/sec average, I suppose given that you might
have 95tile of 14Mbit assuming a 2:1 peak to average. Thats not a lot
of bandwidth and *lots* of places can host it.
In fact, I expect that almost any hosting provider should have no
problem with the bandwidth. I expect that disk requirements would
make your request not fit within the click-to-buy offerings of most
hosting providers. I don't have a concrete recommendation but I
suggest you look at Server Central (http://www.servercentral.net/). I
can at least vouch that their network infrastructure is run by
competent folks, I dunno what their hosting offerings look like.
CDN services, Especially Akamai are useful primarily content that
absolutely must load quickly. It can be critical to have a quick
initial load to keep customers from browsing away... but these
services do not come cheaply. If price is no object... by all means.
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