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I'm hoping that there are some W's out there with dedicated web server experience that can help me out here. I'm in the market for good, reliable, and inexpensive dedicated hosting. I will be running an Internet TV station (cross your fingers for me) and I hope to have as many concurrent users as possible. I'll settle for 500 for now while I'm getting started.

I've done most of the math already to see what I need to be able to support 500 concurrent users 24/7. I'm looking for a minimum of 100mbits upstream bandwidth and unmetered transfer. Technically, I "only" need about 30,000gb of transfer, but as far as I can tell, that amounts to unmetered transfer since every METERED plan I've seen has maxed out below 10,000gb.

I've seen a handful of plans for 100mbit/unmetered starting as low as $200/month and some plans for 1gbit/unmetered around $1000/month. The thing is, I'm not sure how reputable any of these services are. So, anybody have any input on the matter? Thanks!

- StingArmy
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Send Guru a PM - he's constantly looking for a "better" place to host this junkyard and you should compare notes ;-)

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I don't have any experience at those levels of bandwidth. All of the price shopping I have done has been in the under 200 Gig/mo bandwidth range.

You may want to check with the guys that are running Ravetrax.com - they have an IRC Channel that they are usually in on Friday nights while they are spinning live. You might be able to get some pointers from them - they were in the same range as what you are talking about and they do live video / audio streams on the weekends. They used to, anyway.



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Have you checked out fdcServers? they seem to be on the up and up and right within your price range.



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Thanks everyone for all the advice so far. Right now I'm leaning towards WebHostingWith.us. I've seen a little bit of good feedback about them, and they have offices located in my city, so at the very least I should be able to barge in and raise a ruckus if I'm having problems. (=

Zundian, I have seen fdcServers, and they do have prices in my range. In fact, they seem to have the best prices around. However, I've also seen them receive a TON of negative feedback. Apparently they have problems with too much downtime as well as poor customer service - two things I just cannot deal with.

- StingArmy
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