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Bent Rasmussen esoteric λ
  • ASP.NET hosting

    W3bbo wrote:
    

    Divide by 300,000 (300KB) per image: 66000000 requests a month.

    That's 2,200,000 per day (assuming 30-day month)



    20 TB data transfer is beyond the worst-case, clearly.

    It is more close to 5 TB data transfer, 500 KB images, 20 images per catalog allowing some 16,667 daily visitors throughout the month, assuming every visitor scans through one catalog. Pessimistic, granted.

    I suppose my real speculation is the number of daily visitors we can expect with some of the popular material.

  • ASP.NET hosting

    ben2004uk wrote:
    

    What are you actually going to be using 20TB on??  If your using that much data you should really be looking at dedicated servers



    High resolution product images.

    JPEG 2000 would help. So would HD Photo, but JPEG 2000 is not that widespread yet and HD Photo is not even a standard, much less supported. The target is a flash object. Now that Adobe has bought Macromedia, I'm looking forward to JPEG 2000 support in flash, but that's besides the point.

    During peak loads it is entirely possible to suck down a lot of gigs of that monthly quota. Either way we can't really pass on the transfer bill to the customer.

    Thanks for the links. I'll look into them.

  • ASP.NET hosting

    W3bbo wrote:
    What can possibly require 20TB/month bandwidth usage?

    The only thing I can think of is yet another flash video site. And FYI, those sites don't store videos as BLOBs but in the filesystem as *.flv files.


    I know. It would be nice to be able to keep everything in the database, but it's no big deal.

  • ASP.NET hosting

    z2bass wrote:
    

    UltimaHosts.NET

    On  most plans they don't keep track of bandwidth!!!!!!!!!!



    Sounds quite interesting, though I note, according to the site:

    - Data Transfer: 1/2 TB
    - Data Transfer + 10 GB: $ 10 per month

    That doesn't really assure me. But thanks for the link.

  • ASP.NET hosting

    Hello Niners,

    I'm looking for a superb ASP.NET host. Can anyone recommend me a host with these criteria satisfied?

    - ASP.NET 2 (critical)
    - Third-party components may be installed (critical)
    - 5-20 TB monthly data transfer (critical)
    - 5 GB or more space (important)
    - 1/2-1 GB database size
    - MS SQL Server or MySQL
    - ODBC or ADO
    - Preferably large blob size allowed (non critical)
    - Preferably large form uploads allowed (non critical)

    It turns out to be a bit difficult to find such a provider at a "fairly reasonable price". Especially with large data transfer.

    The only host I've found which really had outstanding specifications (in the leage of "Too good to be true"), is Global Internet Solutions (GIS), and guess what? They may just be "Too good to be true". I'm still awaiting whether they'll accept third-party components, but after reading those reviews, I'm not sure I really care, one way or another.

    I've found Linux and PHP hosting to be cheaper overall, for example Servage.net, but we really need ASP.NET.

    Another promising host is Gate (by Affinity). But even highest profile dedicated servers only go up to 5 TB data transfer (well, "only"). And then the price is in another league.

    If nothing better pops up, we'll probably go for Gate, but we're seriously worried about going through the roof with the data transfer. That thought doesn't give a good nights sleep...

    I hope you can help. Smiley

    Best regards
    Esoteric

    PS If you can recommend a good book on ASP.NET, in particular with focus on databinding, that'd be great too. Big Smile