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Site hit front page of google, using 500 gigs of data a day, need dedi suggetions?!

Discussion in 'Web Hosting' started by mofoparrot, Apr 3, 2011.

  1. mofoparrot

    mofoparrot Junior Member

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    Hey guys, I am not too proficient on server administration. I use cpanel on my current dedicated (host gator). Anyways, as of today I used 500 gig's of data in one day, at this rate I will be hitting my 2500 a month very soon... So I need to transfer fast... Or figure out what the heck to do?

    Suggestions? I talked to a guy over at iweb, they have one with 20 terabites of data a month which i feel will be sufficient (unless it grows more? but unlikely..) for $229 comes w/ cpanel and all but I was reading reviews online, they are based in canada and didn't like the reviews i was reading.

    I then thought maybe dreamhost? But their reviews weren't favorable.. so anything you guys suggest that has cpanel on it that is reasonably priced for the amount of data I will be using I would appreicate?

    Unless you guys suggest I maybe do a CDN? But i feel i could get a dedicated that would support my bandwith usage as it is now so it would come out cheaper to have that..

    Anyways I would love a answer to this hopefully have it resolved by today! Would be awesome.

    Thanks
     
  2. boo blizzi

    boo blizzi Regular Member

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    got to webhosttalk and see what kind of deals liquid web has...they are the best...hands down
     
  3. Autumn

    Autumn Elite Member

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    What kind of site do you have that's using 500GB a day? Congrats on the traffic.
     
  4. IceCode

    IceCode Newbie

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    Besides bandwidth, you need to also ask about upload/pipe speed since your going dedicated.
     
  5. youssef93

    youssef93 Senior Member

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    Well there's something you can do. I'm assuming your site has a lot of images/videos. Move those to an unlimited bandwidth video/image host and your problem is solved. Did that for a client that was having exactly the same issue and it got resolved.
     
  6. roamer

    roamer Power Member

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    This works ok if you use a VPS/several VPSs with unlimited bw if it's static content. ie. no database/scripts involved on the VPS' end.

    Of course the provider has to be reputed.
     
  7. banttay

    banttay Junior Member

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    I've been researching about dedicated servers because Im also planning on getting one soon and I found a lot of good review for Gigenet, liquidweb and dedicatednow they are fully managed servers so you will not have much problem regarding manageming the server.
     
  8. _Chip_

    _Chip_ Senior Member

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    I am sure, it must be something related to images, HD photos, to use that kind of bandwidth!
     
  9. matsta

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    Alright so at 500gb a day you going to be using 15tb a month minimum. In that time your site could grow even more. So 20tb might not cut it.

    First off screw iweb, they don't specialise in high traffic sites, they specialize in overselling shitty shared hosting.

    If you haven't already been to Webhostingtalk, I suggest you do.

    Now I would say check out 100tb.com They actually provide 100tb of bandwidth a month, more then what you ever are going to need. Plus they are probably gonna be cheaper then iWeb and the server is in the Softlayer data center which is possibly one of the best DC's in the USA.

    Now what you also have to realize is the load that you are gonna put on your server. If your pushing that much traffic, your cpu is gonna meltdown if it's not powerful enough. Also depending on the size of the files, you might need a bit of ram.

    So what you can do is move all your static content (images, videos etc.) to Amazon s3. This might be a bit more pricey, but you will never have to worry about bandwidth or overloading your server. Then you can just get a cheap dedicated to host your website and just link it to Amazon. Or if your really keen you can setup a virtual container on ec3 and then host your whole website on the cloud. This means that you will be only paying for what resources you use.

    Feel free to PM if you need anymore help :)
     
  10. sagarpatil

    sagarpatil Regular Member

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    Try Media Temple.
     
  11. xfactornos

    xfactornos Regular Member

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    Are you sure its 500 gigs and not 500 megs. You must be streaming videos and downloads or something to reach that kind of BW. I hear softlayer is a good company.
     
  12. mofoparrot

    mofoparrot Junior Member

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    I am positive it's 500 gigs... I had 120k vistors yesterday, so deffinatly 500 gigs...

    I am going to look into them right now

    I am going to PM you in a second

    I was thinking of doing this, but at the time I figured it's just better to move my entire websites over?

    Thanks it will be on my questions to ask

    Ok awesome, they got recommended twice here so I will check them out


    Thank you everyone for your fast help! I am going to do a bit of research and end up deciding in a couple hours!
     
  13. Moggy

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    So for that amount of bandwidth, what kind of storage space are u using?
     
  14. Limelike

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    100TB . com they are great
     
  15. akany

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    hostgator increased traffic to 10TB last week
     
  16. bobspeed

    bobspeed Newbie

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    well, it depends on what your content is but 120k does not equate to 500 gigs per day.

    Get some one you trust with more experience to look things over or call your hosting company now and discuss with them.

    Ask them straight up how much bandwidth you used in the last day or two.

    They will look into it and tell you.

    Then decide what to do.

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