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  • #16
    Jake you are certifiable.

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    • #17
      Hmm.. I seemed to get an offer in my e-mail that I can't refuse!!!

      Dang this place is awesome, it makes me teary eyed!

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      • #18
        Whoooa. Slow down there...

        Hey -

        I don't think you'll be using 400gb a day right off the bat. I mean, I've worked at some of the largest datacenters out there, and almost nobody uses that kind of traffic dude.

        When you start talking about billz like that you're taking yourself out of the arena of most web hosting companies. You're going to want to talk with one of the major bandwidth providers, in which case you should consider doing some market analysis and start getting quotes from companies. I'd reccomend above.net, or appliedtheory, especially appliedtheory as they are relatively cheap (they host credit.com, which is how I know about them).

        You might even want to talk to Akamai to see if you can get on their distributed network for less than you would pay for dedicated hosting (once you factor in the mantainance and hardware costs, you're going to get eaten alive by traditional hosting).

        Seriously, how much pipe are you using RIGHT now? It sounds like you're looking really long term. I mean, can you point me to the URLs of the sites that you have that are pumping those gigs out like that? The question really is, given your growth curve, how much pipe do you think you'll be using 6 months from now? That's where you should start looking. I'll bet that you will be fine with a dedicated box. By the time you start running up thousands of bucks a month, then you can worry about moving it to an enterprise situation.

        I should also add that if you're hosting porn, you could EASILY use that kind of pipe. Lol. Large movies sites do too. So, it's possible. But I would reccomend fiscal conservancy as the #1 priority here.

        J
        Last edited by biolight; Thu 7 Jun '01, 5:02pm.

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