First of all, i want to say that i was inspired for this by @RazeByte 's journey about his movie streaming website. So i decided to make a similar platform and see how it goes. I just started to work on this, so it will take some time till it's finished (as i have some other projects for two clients ongoing, so they've got priority), but i do my best to allocate some time for this platform while I'm also working on my clients projects. I'll make two apps, let's talk about the first app. I already started working on it, it's an simple app, that makes http requests for pages 1-200 of every movie category with different types of ordering(popularity, rate etc.) (1-200 because on page 201+ IMDb gives 404 error). So it will scrape at least 10k movies per category (with it's name, description, IMDb link). This app is already built, what i still need to do on it is that I have to add support for mysql database (so all of this movies will go to a database), i haven't added support yet because i still don't have a host, my PC is broken right now so I have only my acer aspire one laptop that's not good enough to host a database while also scraping. On a single thread on my acer aspire one (intel atom with 1.6GHz) it's scraping with a speed of 700-1000 movies/minute, it will be slower after I connect it to a database, but I think I'll also make it to run on multiple threads and run it on a better PC. But even if I'll still run it on this shit laptop, I think I'll get arround 300-500 movies/minute (title, imdb link, description, imdb rate) so it's still good because it's gonna scrape arround 24k movies/hour. Also after it scraped all sections the app will start to look every day for coming soon movies. The second app will get every movie from the database and scrape the web for a link of it on openload or rapidvideo, then it will add the links to the remote upload features of the both websites, get new links and then auto add them to the database, from where the php script of the website will start working. For movies that it isn't able to get a video link it will skip them and let them sit here until next search takes place and so on (in future I'll make it to also search sites like thepiratebay and download if found then upload to openload, but only if sites start to generate some money as I don't want to pay for a good dedicated server with fast internet and also torrent allowed if it doesn't pay itself). For the php script, whenever it sees a movie with a watch link it will make the movie available on the site and also feature it on the home page of the website. For now these are my plans, I'll keep this thread updated when I get new ideas. As for the website hosting I think I'll start with blueangelhost as they ignore DMCA (will upgrade if sites starts to generate visits and profit). I estimate the launch of the site in ~1-2 months(I could do it in a week or two, but as I said I'm also working on other projects right now so I don't have much free time for this project). I don't have a goal for the minimum money that i want to get from this as I still don't know if the site will make profit because there are a lot of websites where people can watch movies so I have some big competition and also I'm noob at SEO. When the site is ready I'll buy hosting for one year (expand it to a VPS if it pays itself), so my only goal for now is to gain experience by doing this and at least make it pay itself.