Do I need a dedicated server?

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  1. gangsta1

    gangsta1 Regular Member

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    Is your audience Western Europe? If so then OVH may be fine, but if in the U.S. I would avoid them. OVH is more for bandwith intensive things such as P2P and file sharing. You'll be on the same pipe as them. It's also in france so the ping will be around 100ms at a minimum.

    Also, are the stats you posted correct? 25 terabytes of bandwith? What is the main source of that? File downloads (zip, rar, 7z, exe, jpg, jpeg, png, pdf etc) or streaming (flv, ogg, mp4)? Depending on what your content is you can use a CDN on a shared host and still be cheaper than a dedicated. 25 terabytes is alot of traffic and even OVH will start limiting you at 10/15/20 terabytes.
     
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    Yes, stats are correct. Mainly images and video streaming.
     
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    dude91 Registered Member

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    Why don't u try kimsufi ? Its a low cost company by ovh itself .

    PS: I am surprised, they let you stay with that kind of usage on a premium account. If it was hostgator or someone else would have asked you to upgrade a long time back !
     
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    You may have to get several dedicated servers and spread the load among them. Move all your data intensive files to the dedicated servers and you can keep your main site on the shared.

    Depending on how many files you have, their size, amount requested and other factors you should possibly opt for an SSD over a standard hard drive.
     
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    Hit me up if you are looking for servers in US and I would rack up servers for you at some awesome pricing based on your budget :)
     
  7. gangsta1

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    Ive been offered:

    Intel Xeon W3520 4*2.67 Ghz



    24 Gb of RAM

    2*2 Tb HDD RAID 1 ready

    1 Gbps Unmetered

    Will that do it?
     
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    Maybe. Depends on the terms of the unmetered connection and where it gets shared at.
     
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    host-stage or ovh I am looking at right now...
     
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    According to host-stage TOS you're not permitted

    Image Hosting Scripts (similar to Photobucket or Tinypic)
    File Dump/Mirror Scripts (similar to rapidshare)
    Commercial Audio Streaming (more than one or two streams)

    I suspect with your BW usage you're utilizing one of those methods

    Further about host-stage unlimited BW which falls under a fair-use contract on their TOS:


    1. Bandwidth Usage and Fair Usage
      1. Every hosting plan has its own monthly bandwidth allowance. If the account passes the limit, we reserve the right to suspend the account until starts the next allocation. Some additional bandwith can be purchased at an additional fee which can be known at the client area.
      2. Unused transfer in one month cannot be carried over to the next month. For unlimited bandwidth plans, a fair usage is required which based on the abusive uses of your shared hosting such as streaming website or warez websites or any prohibited content named above.

    I suspect once they discover you're streaming you'll find unlimited BW isn't really unlimited.

    I'm not picking on either of these but know almost all hosting providers have similar policies because BW costs money and cheap hosting with 25TB+ bandwidth aren't synonymous.

    Good luck and if I find anything in your price and BW range I'll pass it along.
     
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    100tb looks good!