2TB disk space hosting solution?

What would you guys recommend for a hosting solution?

About:
Looking to host an adult fetish site.
Unique visits are anticipated at ~500 per day given current analytics
Average file size is ~500MB with ~10 downloads per day.

Needs:
Adult Content friendly
At least 2TB of Disk space.
Bandwidth 150~300GB per month

Wants:
Low cost
Decent reliability

? Just a thought, but how are you going to use 2TB of space if you are limited to 150-300GB/month..

That would require you to wait 7-14 months to fill it..

? Just a thought, but how are you going to use 2TB of space if you are limited to 150-300GB/month..
That would require you to wait 7-14 months to fill it..

I didn’t realize that they counted upload and download together. Whoops.

I was only thinking of how much information will be downloaded from the server in a month.

As of now, I have ~800GB of information that would need to be uploaded. Once that’s there, we’ll upload about ~25~50GB GB per month of new stuff.

Don’t some hosts have an option where you can purchase more bandwidth just for a time period so you can get everything transferred to the server initially?

I didn’t realize that they counted upload and download together. Whoops.

I was only thinking of how much information will be downloaded from the server in a month.

As of now, I have ~800GB of information that would need to be uploaded. Once that’s there, we’ll upload about ~25~50GB GB per month of new stuff.

Don’t some hosts have an option where you can purchase more bandwidth just for a time period so you can get everything transferred to the server initially?

Unlimited.. I was around 1TB of space doing around 1TB of downloads a month in bandwidth, and they never pulled my server.. , I’d take my chances with them. Other people on here will recommend them as well.

Unlimited.. I was around 1TB of space doing around 1TB of downloads a month in bandwidth, and they never pulled my server.. , I’d take my chances with them. Other people on here will recommend them as well.

I’ll check into HG. Thank you for the suggestion. Would I need to get the business plan for them to allow for actual unlimited bandwidth(not affecting others…)?

Someone on a different site also recommended 1&1. Thoughts on them?

I’ll check into HG. Thank you for the suggestion. Would I need to get the business plan for them to allow for actual unlimited bandwidth(not affecting others…)?

Someone on a different site also recommended 1&1. Thoughts on them?

If you are doing that much, I’d go with the business plan so they don’t cancel your account due to extreme usage.. I can’t remember if 1&1 is horrible or if they are good.. I use mediatemple.net myself, so don’t really stay up to date with other hosts anymore.

I was hosting adult content never had any issues, looked at their TOS real quick and didn’t see anything about that..

yes!

Naked hosting is who I used to use when I did adult sites and I know a lot of other adult webmasters that swear by them, instead of worrying about being shut down on another host

1&1 fucking sucks, more down time than up time

Yeah, I have been seeing that mentioned a few times.

I really like the idea of a hosting company that caters to adult sites.

This concerns me though:

I like that they’re trying to be upfront, but in doing so they have made things very vague.

This concerns me though:

I like that they’re trying to be upfront, but in doing so they have made things very vague.

never heard of them, would not use

You linked them

*edit* click the link you provided. The unlimited hosting links to certifiedhosting.

Agreed, looks like a sketchy resold host. Would stay away from them..

Naked hosting is who I used to use when I did adult sites and I know a lot of other adult webmasters that swear by them, instead of worrying about being shut down on another host

Fuck, Nakedhosting is extremely expensive. I don’t even see a hosting option listed with 2TB of disk space

It’s $5/month unlimited everything?

You linked them

*edit* click the link you provided. The unlimited hosting links to certifiedhosting.

hmm thats new, they used to do their own unlimited
their dedicated is top notch

hosting adult sites on shared servers makes me nervous

you get what you pay for, I would never do an adult site on a regular shared host, too much risk involved

there’s gotta be an adult-friendly cdn, right?

you should be able to use either amazon s3 or rackspace cloud files..

thats going to cost him $$$$$

I just got this response from Certified Hosting. They had no issue with the amount of disk space I’d need. They only took issue with the fact that customers would be buying each video individually.

"Your particular business model would not qualify for our unlimited shared hosting plans.
ALL content on the website must be in active use at all times. You would not be able to store content and make it available for download upon purchase. This would be considered a content distribution website and listed as not allowed on our unlimited policy.

You could sell a membership and have all content available for viewing within a members area, that way all content is in active use.

You would be able to host this type of website on VPS or dedicated server only."

Something that was suggested to me is that I only keep the most current content on the host. Like 10~20GB of it. That’d be ~20~30 of the top selling videos.

Then keep the rest hosted on a server from my house and link the two. I’d be using a Fios 35/35.

Thoughts on this solution?

Something that was suggested to me is that I only keep the most current content on the host. Like 10~20GB of it. That’d be ~20~30 of the top selling videos.

Then keep the rest hosted on a server from my house and link the two. I’d be using a Fios 35/35.

Thoughts on this solution?

Horrible, just like shared hosting for an adult site

go dedicated or vps

Horrible, just like shared hosting for an adult site

go dedicated or vps

The problem with that is that I am not even seeing many hosting options with as much disk space that I’m looking for.

The most I see on default plans is 1TB.

Ok, lets scale this way back:

50GB Disk Space
~500GB Bandwidth

Don’t host this on shared hosting, get a dedicated server.

Ok, lets scale this way back:

50GB Disk Space
~500GB Bandwidth

That’s a bit more realistic…

I just have a ton a original content. I think if I rotate it I can keep things fresh while keeping the disk space needed down.

Something that was suggested to me is that I only keep the most current content on the host. Like 10~20GB of it. That’d be ~20~30 of the top selling videos.

Then keep the rest hosted on a server from my house and link the two. I’d be using a Fios 35/35.

Thoughts on this solution?

It was actually a serious question.

If I could push 4MBps up and throttle each connection to a maximum of 1MBps from the archive it should be able to handle the load.

It was actually a serious question.

If I could push 4MBps up and throttle each connection to a maximum of 1MBps from the archive it should be able to handle the load.

Very bad idea

Naked hosting is who I used to use when I did adult sites and I know a lot of other adult webmasters that swear by them, instead of worrying about being shut down on another host

Use them, or:

(Say Trev and/or Shane sent you )
(Top tier host – slightly pricey, but… well worth it)

From my experiences, those are the 3 best in the industry.

Signed,
Adult webmaster

Get dedicated.

And contact a sales rep if they don’t list what you want – they list mostly their pre-built servers.

The ones I linked will have virtually anything you may need.

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I’m looking at colocation options.

Why is it so expensive for them to host my server?

I have a Dell R410 available that I would love to get hosted. They want like $200 a month for that though!

Actually wholesale bandwidth is cheap….pretty sure power and cooling are by far the biggest costs in a datacenter.

I’m looking at colocation options.

Why is it so expensive for them to host my server?

I have a Dell R410 available that I would love to get hosted. They want like $200 a month for that though!

being a cheapass and running an adult website do not go hand in hand

I thought owning my own server would at least save some money.

It seems that they’re charging more for a colocation than for me to just rent a server from them.

The only thing my R410 would have on them is the harddrive space.

*edit* This isn’t a hardcore porn site that you guys may be thinking. This will be all fetish stuff. Traffic will be much lower than hardcore.

It seems that they’re charging more for a colocation than for me to just rent a server from them.

From a hosting company’s perspective, single server co-location is a pain in the ass. It requires a lot more manual intervention and time to provision a single server that’s been sent for co-lo than to re-image a dedicated server in a rack of which will be entirely standardised and might take a few minutes of staff time (or it might even be entirely automated from ordering to provision…)

Excellent point.

I wonder if there are any hosts that will give a break on monthly fees and just an upfront installation fee.

What really bothers me is that my 410 has a 4 hour gold contract. So if shit breaks, the host won’t have to do shit other than clear the tech through security to get to the machine.

I thought owning my own server would at least save some money.

It seems that they’re charging more for a colocation than for me to just rent a server from them.

The only thing my R410 would have on them is the harddrive space.

*edit* This isn’t a hardcore porn site that you guys may be thinking. This will be all fetish stuff. Traffic will be much lower than hardcore.

I used to do sites for fetish and amateur, not hardcore, and I would never use shared hosting

Excellent point.

I wonder if there are any hosts that will give a break on monthly fees and just an upfront installation fee.

What really bothers me is that my 410 has a 4 hour gold contract. So if shit breaks, the host won’t have to do shit other than clear the tech through security to get to the machine.

check around over at webhostingtalk.com

Would a dedicated be needed or could I get by with a VPS for awhile?

vps should be fine

EC2 + EBS volumes

only pay for what you use