[thelist] Video Weight

Fred Jones fredthejonester at gmail.com
Sun Jul 1 05:28:01 CDT 2007

Can someone clarify if I am making a mistake here:

A site will have videos of 3-5 min. in length. Presuming maximum of 20 
Meg per minute the largest video is 100 M. Presuming up to 10K views per 
month that's 100 Gig of bandwidth?

I spoke to a certain shared host who provides that kind of bandwidth on 
their standard packages and when I asked about simultaneous viewers, 
they said that they allow up to 25% resource usage on a server and the 
person wouldn't say how many COULD watch, but when I asked about 1K sim. 
he said he thinks that's too much for a shared server and would require 
a dedicated one. The price difference of course being about a factor of 
10. :)

Anyhow, am I miscalculating anything? Is this definitely a job for a 
dedicated server? Any specific suggestions? Even offline. :)



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