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Forum Bandwidth

PostPosted: Mon Apr 01, 2013 11:31 am
by Carcenomy
So Tezza's involuntarily gone over his bandwidth limits twice in a month now, personally it sounds like time to move hosting provider. Anyone here dabble in web development enough to know who does some wicked deals on hosting these days?

Re: Forum Bandwidth

PostPosted: Mon Apr 01, 2013 2:53 pm
by Gibsaw
Possibly, but the second you want to host something it suddenly starts getting more expensive per MB than downloading it.

There are also other ways to handle the dilemma. There are other places to host the big scans and other large bandwidth files.

You're already using Youtube... Think about a way to suck someone else's bandwidth... Hard links to dropbox folders and things like that. Hey, even Mega-ego might have a means of hosting those for free. (I haven't checked out the "mega" service in detail.)

I'm sure a creative solution is possible.

Re: Forum Bandwidth

PostPosted: Mon Apr 01, 2013 7:08 pm
by lizardb0y
I have a Debian GNU/Linux virtual server with 25GB disk space and 1TB monthly traffic for $40 USD per year. More than enough for a web site or two. The host - - specialise in gaming servers, so performance has always been pretty good.

My experience has been that NZ based hosting services are wretchedly expensive compared to what's available if you ship around.

Re: Forum Bandwidth

PostPosted: Mon Apr 01, 2013 8:17 pm
by tezza
Thanks for the suggestions guys. I've got some unlimited bandwidth solutions I'm working on. I'll let you know when I'll be moving servers. Hopefully disruption can be kept to a minimum. Given that the domain serves an international audience I'm not wedded to having the server in NZ. It's certainly cheaper in other places.

Yes, the bandwidth has just been getting larger and larger as time goes by. Now it regularly exceeds 10MB a month and that's starting to cost me. That despite the fact that the big MB objects (most manuals etc.) are served from my dropbox rather than the website. At least the website's being visited so that's a good thing as far as being a community resource is concerned.