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Cheapest method for content delivering?

Discussion in 'Web Hosting' started by Deviant991, Aug 11, 2011.

  1. Deviant991

    Deviant991 Registered Member

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    Hey, I'm looking to build a blog about funny images n things and I want to use the cheapest method for content delivering to users.

    Let's say I get lots of views/days and I can't use basic hosting packages for this (like hostgator $9 one) - Can I use wordpress.com free blogs for content delivery? For example what Icanhascheezburger.com network is using?
    Their images link is like this:
    hxxp://icanhascheezburger.files.wordpress.com/2011/08/funny-pictures-untitled.jpg

    Are they using free wordpress blogs and they just bought a domain for them or they are using a different free wordpress blog just for files? Also is it free to use wordpress free blogs this way?
     
  2. Host.co.in

    Host.co.in Newbie

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    CDN is very useful after making a unique system of various web hosting servers which contains data which is placed at different points in network to optimize the bandwidth access to clients all over the network.
     
  3. Deviant991

    Deviant991 Registered Member

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    That wasn't the question, did you read my question?
     
  4. davids355

    davids355 Jr. VIP Jr. VIP Premium Member

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    I agree, if your server goes down cos it can't handle the requests, be happy! Then get CDN (I recommend amazon aws when you do).
     
  5. Deviant991

    Deviant991 Registered Member

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    Okay so let's say I use the wordpress free hosting option, with a domain name. Can I still modify theme like it was on external hosting or it has the same limitations.

    I guess the easiest solution is to have 2 blogs, 1 with free & 1 with hosted WP and just upload things to the free hosting & link from the main blog.
     
  6. freelapse

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    Host your own site on shared hosting, you'll do fine for a LONG time.

    If you become immensely popular you will want to have multiple dedicated servers - at that point you will have distinct static and dynamic servers, you will also want to implement some sort of caching. But you won't have to worry about that for a while.

    Don't use free Wordpress - it's too limited for business, and the TOS of free Wordpress specifically disallows making any sort of profit with it - it's for hobby blogs only.

    And the answer to your original question: Cheezburger is using WordPress VIP - entirely different from the free Wordpress solution, and also very expensive. That service is used by lots of large clients, notably CNN.
     
  7. johndea

    johndea Regular Member

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    Hosting media on Amazon S3 is actually a really cheap fast content delivery method.