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Adult hosting redux
The client sent me more details on what they're looking for. Based on the price they're looking for I can't see them getting anything better than shared hosting.

Great! Thanks for any help you may have. We are using windows media video
files (.wmv) and currently using a linux/Unix hosting server. Currently do
not have any dynamic pages, but I been thinking on re-design the site with
some DHTML. But we are using some small scale PHP files and JavaScripting.
The site is primarily static. Also, we are looking in the price neighborhood
of $7.00 to $10.00 monthly hosting fee, plus the cost of a (not so large)
streaming video server space.

I am: busy busy
Current Media: office buzz

sweh From: sweh Date: July 28th, 2004 01:31 pm (UTC) (Direct Link)
$10/month is pretty low.

For $20/month they could get a linode64; basically a user-mode-linux system with 64Mb RAM, 3Gb disk (4.5Gb if they sign up for a year) and 25Gb/month transfer. If their streaming requirements are below this then this may meet their needs.


linode is an interesting hosting method; you effectively have your own machine with full root access and can install almost anything (kernels and modules are excluded) you want.

They have a lenient adult hosting policy: http://www.linode.com/forums/viewtopic.php?t=265
pdelahanty From: pdelahanty Date: July 28th, 2004 02:51 pm (UTC) (Direct Link)
DreamHost still seems like a good option for them.
mrdini From: mrdini Date: July 28th, 2004 04:25 pm (UTC) (Direct Link)
Doesn't Dreamhost frown on "uses" that impacts upon other users?

I do know stuff like IRC bots, background processes etc are pretty much no-go...
*looks* This page pretty much sums it up...
(How do you stream WMV anyway - do they need a specialised server?)
zonereyrie From: zonereyrie Date: July 28th, 2004 04:32 pm (UTC) (Direct Link)
I suspect they're not really 'streaming', but that they have WMV files they want people to be able to watch.