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12-02-2002, 11:53 PM
supposing someone's got a flash and only flash site, and there is about 2MB of transfer in all, by thousands of visitors each, for about a month, what kind of host should they go for? Would 20gig ,10 gig, or 5 gig transfer be enough? Or would they need a hosting service with unlimited transfer? I'm not much good at these hosting thingies, I barely know the meaning of a whole lot of terms.
12-03-2002, 03:40 AM
I'm not sure exactly how much bandwidth you'd need.
Say 2 * 2000 * 31 = 124000
So like 13-15 gigs per month roughly.
These guys have a special offer for $94/year including a domain name or $84/year otherwise.
COM/NET/ORG or .CO.UK domain name
600 MB web space
20 GB monthly transfer
Unlimited POP3 mail accounts
POP3 + IMAP server
Sendmail SMTP server
Unlimited domain aliasing
Unlimited mail forward
Apache web server
Perl, PHP, Python
MySQL Database / phpMyAdmin
OpenSSH secure shell
Server side includes
MS FrontPage server extensions
24/7 FTP Access
Online file manager
Online control panel
24/7 Tech support
OOOO 600 megs:thumbsup:
I'm sure theres cheaper out there, maybe give this site a whirl.
12-03-2002, 07:30 AM
There is somewhere I remember reading, for around £15/$24 per month, I remember that you could get
15 tb bandwidth per month,
40 gb webspace,
Dedicated server if I am right (well it seems like it).
and every other thing that you want your site to support - literally, be it .asp, .aspnet, whatever.
By the way, why have a flash file that is 2meg? That is just crazy. Shrink it down, use Optimaze (www.swift3d.com).
2meg will even for a broadband user take a while, but I dread to think how long it will take for a 56k...
12-03-2002, 01:49 PM
thanks for the replies.
i have checked out quite a lot of services myself, but the problem is, most of them have annual fees. What's needed for that flash site is temporary, like 3 months at most, probably even 1 or 2 months.
I found something here: www.2globalmart.com. , with unlimited bandwidth. what would u think of that?
it isn't a 2 meg file, it's many flash pages that add up to almost 2meg in all.
and..ahem...:o .. what is a dedicated server?
12-03-2002, 03:38 PM
oops, made a mistake there, got mixed up. I meant microworld, not 2globalmart. http://www.microworld.com/html/virtualhosting.html
12-03-2002, 05:42 PM
If it is 2 meg in all, then it is excusable.
A dedicated server is a machine somewhere where only your site will be stored, and you use it alone, with no one elses site on that machine too.
Often you would be the one that buys the machine, and you would pay whoever you buy it from annually or monthly thereafter. They would keep the machine running, and there you have it a server for your self. You can choose to update the machine specs when or if you need to, but there too you would be paying for the additional resources, like extra hard drives, memory, or a faster processor.
Also there is no such thing as unlimited bandwidth.
12-03-2002, 09:13 PM
Also there is no such thing as unlimited bandwidth.
then what's that talk about Unlimited Transfer on http://www.microworld.com/html/virtualhosting.html ? is it a fib or is unlimited bandwidth and unlimited transfer two different things?:confused:
sorry for being so dumb.... :o
12-04-2002, 08:02 AM
There must be something going on... anyone would be crazy to give users unlimited bandwidth - unless they use the word transfer to suggest that they will let you transfer data from your machine to their servers an unlimited amount of time...
That is the only solution I can think of. For anyone to give unlimited bandwidth is both a risk, as well as expensive. I would not trust them at all... but then they may be really stupid, and not know the effects of unlimited bandwidth. If so, well you could trust them, but when they realise the problems that it entails, then well they would more than likely make sure that they put a limit to around 5gb/month.
12-05-2002, 01:04 AM
I'm begginning to see that unlimited transfer thingie more and more...
12-05-2002, 03:22 AM
There is NO such thing as unlimited bandwidth ... at least not for FREE or @ no extra charge.
Fact is that many hosts will gamble that your monthly bandwidth will be less than a gig at most more likely a few hundred MB
If you get one of those hosts and start pushing through 20,30,40 + GIG per month you will find out that they meant that they will not `restrict` your bandwidth usage... but that will be $xxx.xx please
Most cheaper hosts offering 15-20GIG are depending on you not using all that transfer if all thier customers suddenly got that busy then they would start to have big problems remaining profitable, as it is probably less than 10% of thier clients actually get anywhere near the alloted bandwidth and that lets them stay profitable.
As for microworld .. well one must assume its a fib as thier dedicted solutions appear to include only 20 or 40 GIG transfer... yet the free hosting option is unlimited ;)
12-05-2002, 03:35 AM
As for microworld .. well one must assume its a fib as thier dedicted solutions appear to include only 20 or 40 GIG transfer... yet the free hosting option is unlimited
yea, that's what struck me as completely abnormal.:eek:
12-05-2002, 01:20 PM
As for the unlimited option, you can or should presume that you will only get about a gig's worth of transfer... but you could get them for false or misleading advertising, if you should run out of bandwidth, or if you should incur any charges for "excess bandwidth" use....