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Dedicated Server Or VPS would be best for me?

Discussion in 'Web Hosting' started by toorhamza, Dec 3, 2013.

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    Hello,

    I have started a new video sharing service in which I am going to host my videos on my own network. The script was started with digitalocean.com but I have seen that videos were not played quite in a good manner. They have a slow network connection. Sometimes speeds are awesome and usually they can't even play a 10mb video properly.

    I have a small budget and I require large space so I was planning to go with interserver VPS for $6 per slice and an additional space of 100GB for $1 as they said me. I am again worried about the speeds because I have used then before and according to wget cachefly.net test the download speed is just 2-3mb/s.

    Can somebody tell me of a high speed VPS service or what if I purchase there dedicated server. Can somebody tell me about the dedicated server speed tests.

    My website is http://www.trueflick.com. You guys can test the awful speeds I have to face but sometimes like yesterday night (according to my time) the speeds went to 44-50mb/s download speeds and they were awesome but whole day it is 2-3mb/s which does not even plays a video.

    Thanks. Looking forward for replies.
    toorhamza, Dec 3, 2013 IP
  2. competent123

    competent123 Notable Member

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    Budget?

    1- what you need is a DEDICATED server line

    the servers claiming to be selling servers on a 100mbps lines are actually shared lines, meaning many servers on the same 100mbps line

    server line costs about 1.5-2.5$ per mbps of speed, how can they give you a 100mbps line( cost 150-250$) themselves and then give you a server for 60-100$?

    if you have a good budget

    use cloudflare as cdn
    use 2-3 servers, and serve videos with static domains ( amazon s3+digitalocean combo, or something like that)

    and you need 1 good vps with additional 2-3 TB hard disk, that would be a better option if you dont' have much traffic for now.

    it will cost you 50-100$ a month steady

    however, before you start, make sure you can make at least the cost back with it.
    competent123, Dec 3, 2013 IP
  3. Suhana Shaik

    Suhana Shaik Member

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    Suhana Shaik, Dec 6, 2013 IP
  4. fir3143

    fir3143 Member

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    I think you must go with VPS but I am not sure if its ok. Well, I must tell you that you try visiting 4Goodhosting.com and contact their customer support staff and they will give you an advice. You will receive response within minutes and not hours. So you better contact them now for more info.
    fir3143, Dec 7, 2013 IP
  5. obosor

    obosor Active Member

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    I'd suggest dedicated server for your video sharing site. You will get dedicated uplink and downlink. So you won't face any issue for speed.
    obosor, Dec 9, 2013 IP
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    cesurasean Active Member

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    Think small ( VPS ), and grow from there. :)
    cesurasean, Dec 9, 2013 IP
  7. Trency

    Trency Active Member

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    Taking into account your needs, I can recommend you to contact Overlineindia.net support, tell your requirements and see what they will offer to you. I like their reliability, their support is responsive and helpful. The code Y8DU0X09UG gives 25% off the 1st month order. Good luck!
    Trency, Dec 11, 2013 IP
  8. evtimii

    evtimii Active Member

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    You can test your network speed and i/o with this script:

    Code (Text):
    1. wget freevps.us/downloads/bench.sh -O - -o /dev/null|bash
    Also you could do take some MTR tests to see if there's any packetloss.

    DigitalOcean is reputable provider - you could contact the support to check if there's any issue with the network. Also check if you've enabled the VirtIO driver.

    You might be able to run the website on VPS, but it depends on the CPU/i/o requirements of your website. Also your website is currently showing "default cPanel page" - you might want to check that.
    evtimii, Dec 13, 2013 IP
  9. SlimCharles47

    SlimCharles47 Greenhorn

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    If your resource needs are not great, it may be smart to start with a VPS plan and scale up as needed before eventually going to a dedicated server. A dedicated server is going to be significantly more expensive, but offers increased security. There is now also a class of hybrid servers that straddle both worlds. Take a look at this post, which looks at the different hosting options available. http://www.wiredtree.com/blog/what-are-the-best-hosting-options-for-small-and-medium-businesses/
    SlimCharles47, Dec 17, 2013 IP