What would be the best Hosting Account for Large Volume of Visitor

by Sean A McAlister 10 replies
Hey eveyone,


If you have a site that would produce millions of visitors per month
what is the best hosting account

and what are the specifics that you should look for

to ensure servers don't crash, site runs fast etc.

Also...what are the protocols for a platform that allows
users to upload video's?

Not sure if I am asking this question right....I hope you
get the gist of what I am asking.,

Thanks
Sean
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  • Profile picture of the author Jason K. Thomas
    If you are expecting millions of visitors, you need to go with dedicated server(s). Check out the offerings from http://theplanet.com. Are you looking to run a social site or a YouTube clone? Most of the social site software out there allows for video uploads. You'll need tons of disk space and bandwidth.
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    • Profile picture of the author Sean A McAlister
      Originally Posted by Jason K. Thomas View Post

      If you are expecting millions of visitors, you need to go with dedicated server(s). Check out the offerings from http://theplanet.com. Are you looking to run a social site or a YouTube clone? Most of the social site software out there allows for video uploads. You'll need tons of disk space and bandwidth.

      Kind of a cross breed I guess....
      If it were a social site clone...would you still need your own servers?

      And when using your own servers do you have any recommendations on what size and best kinds?

      thanks
      Sean
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      • Profile picture of the author Simplweb
        Another great hoster for dedicated boxes is liquidweb. Of course, if you want high end and can afford it, the big daddy is rackspace
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        • Profile picture of the author a04cmccl
          I've always used Mister.net and had a fantastic experience.

          Best of Luck
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          • Profile picture of the author gragster
            I have heard many good things about the planet. You should check them out.
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            • Profile picture of the author Jesus Perez
              RackSpace and The Planet. Hands down some of the finest datacenters in the US. Be ready to pay, though.
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            • Profile picture of the author Steve.S.
              I went for dedicated hosting with hostgator just 3 days ago.
              I know they are not the cheapest nor the best, but being an inexperienced server administrator, I chose for hostgator. Their support is fantastic.

              Just my 2 cents
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              • Profile picture of the author SpeedDemon
                You can also get a VPS if a dedicated is more than you'll really need. You don't have quite as much flexibility as with a dedicated, but it's a lot better than regular shared hosting.

                I'm using EpicVPS right now, but I haven't been with them long enough to really give a recommendation. No problems in the 6 months I've used them though.
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                • Profile picture of the author MikeLantz
                  I highly recommend ThePlanet. I have used them for years and they are great. Their prices are great too, especially when they have a sale.

                  I am paying just $219/mo for one of my servers with dual quad-core Xeons....

                  Also, an FYI, Hostgator just uses ThePlanet for hosting, so their dedicated servers are just the same servers you can get from ThePlanet. ThePlanet has great support themselves, so no need to pay the middleman.

                  Good luck!

                  Mike
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      • Profile picture of the author Jason K. Thomas
        Originally Posted by The IM Reporter View Post

        Kind of a cross breed I guess....
        If it were a social site clone...would you still need your own servers?

        And when using your own servers do you have any recommendations on what size and best kinds?

        thanks
        Sean
        You definitely need dedicated servers to support any large social site. A few VPS (like LiquidWeb which was mentioned by SimplWeb) will support some of the social site software. A lot of them require root access to install particular modules, such as FFMPEG for video. You really need to figure out how much traffic and storage space you'll need. What is your limitation on video uploads going to be? 15MB, 50MB? That can fill a hard drive up fast. Dedicated servers will give you the option to scale up as needed.
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