Average bandwidth dealing with video

  • joebert
  • Fart Bubbles
  • Genius
  • User avatar
  • Posts: 13503
  • Loc: Florida

Post 3+ Months Ago

Looking mainly for some statistic type info here, no need to mention any host names :)

Here's what I'd like to know about you're experience(s) with serving video,

1) Content nature.
2) Served Format(s). (Flash Video, Quicktime, AVI, ect.. )
3) Average bandwidth used per day (by video; monthly estimates are fine as well).
4) Estimated percent of that which was "leeched".
4-a) Confidence level of your anti-leeching measures.
  • Anonymous
  • Bot
  • No Avatar
  • Posts: ?
  • Loc: Ozzuland
  • Status: Online

Post 3+ Months Ago

  • Uncensored-Hosting
  • Proficient
  • Proficient
  • User avatar
  • Posts: 383
  • Loc: Los Angeles

Post 3+ Months Ago

We host and publish mega adult content. The bandwidth used varies from customer/site to site/customer and increases dramatically for those streaming versus downloads. Some of our clients push more than 140GB/day. Some push less than 60GB/month. For straight downloads you can estimate your average by multiplying the amount of content by the number of monthly unique visitors. For streams you will need to triple this as people tend to watch it more than once. We're pretty adept at staying ahead of the leeches. We recommend and deploy a variety of approaches including but not limited to restricting users to one download at a time.
  • joebert
  • Fart Bubbles
  • Genius
  • User avatar
  • Posts: 13503
  • Loc: Florida

Post 3+ Months Ago

Thankyou Uncensored-Hosting :)
  • Uncensored-Hosting
  • Proficient
  • Proficient
  • User avatar
  • Posts: 383
  • Loc: Los Angeles

Post 3+ Months Ago

You're welcome. Mind telling me why you asked?

joebert wrote:
Thankyou Uncensored-Hosting :)
  • joebert
  • Fart Bubbles
  • Genius
  • User avatar
  • Posts: 13503
  • Loc: Florida

Post 3+ Months Ago

Uncensored-Hosting wrote:
You're welcome. Mind telling me why you asked?

joebert wrote:
Thankyou Uncensored-Hosting :)

I've been given a ridiculous (as in groanable..) budget for hosting/bandwidth, I'm ultimately trying to avoid getting that "Why the hell is the bill soooo high ?!" email. ;)
  • Uncensored-Hosting
  • Proficient
  • Proficient
  • User avatar
  • Posts: 383
  • Loc: Los Angeles

Post 3+ Months Ago

Best way to avoid that email is to choose a host that caps you at your allocation. We don't like sending those emails so we make sure the customer knows they are burning the candle at both ends so to speak. If they want more bandwidth we're happy to upgrade their plan or sell it to them on a pre-paid basis. However I do not want to send a customer an overage bill the next month and hope they stay or pay it for that matter
:)
  • joebert
  • Fart Bubbles
  • Genius
  • User avatar
  • Posts: 13503
  • Loc: Florida

Post 3+ Months Ago

If I didn't already know what "Site's down!" emails look like a cap would be great.
  • jmweb
  • Student
  • Student
  • jmweb
  • Posts: 71
  • Loc: 127.0.0.1

Post 3+ Months Ago

Simple fix for this. Monitor your bandwidth usage. All hosts using cPanel have the option of alerting you when your at 80% of your bandwidth usage. Alternatively you can monitor it, or ask your host too, to ensure you never go over your bandwidth limit.
You may find yourself upgrading your hosting plan but at the same time, least your site won't display a Exceeded bandwidth utilization.
  • Leet-Anthony
  • Newbie
  • Newbie
  • User avatar
  • Posts: 5
  • Loc: Los Angeles

Post 3+ Months Ago

You may wanna get free hosting they offer 600MB Webspace and unlimited data transfer

http://www.Free-Webster.com
  • placid psychosis
  • Proficient
  • Proficient
  • User avatar
  • Posts: 284
  • Loc: Warsaw, IN

Post 3+ Months Ago

Oh my. Spamming across the forum... You know, the provisions for that host are very sinister. You must get a certian amount of traffic, they can use a portion of your site as they want (usual for free hosts, yes), but then further down...

Quote:
COMPANY may, at it's sole, absolute and unfettered discretion display YOUR web site at any one or more domain names and file paths in addition to the domain name and file path originally choosen by YOU. Said display may be made in conjunction with age verification systems, with paid membership sites, or otherwise. When served from any alternate location, Company may alter the html links contained within YOUR site in any manner it sees fit.


WTF is that all about?

On Topic:

Bandwidth monitoring is rarely a problem for a host. You can throttle back your transfer speed if it starts to be an issue, which can avoid the "bandwidth exceeded" problem.

Post Information

  • Total Posts in this topic: 10 posts
  • Users browsing this forum: No registered users and 11 guests
  • You cannot post new topics in this forum
  • You cannot reply to topics in this forum
  • You cannot edit your posts in this forum
  • You cannot delete your posts in this forum
  • You cannot post attachments in this forum
 
 

© 1998-2014. Ozzu® is a registered trademark of Unmelted, LLC.