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Hosting Question for High-Volume Sites

Hello-

I have a client that serves broadband entertainment (Flash games, mostly).  It's campaign-based, so typically, there is a flurry of activity on a campaign, then it tapers off and approaches zero.  Last month, the site served up about 5 TB of data.  The problem we are running into is that 5 TB is expensive.  It wouldn't be a big deal, except some months will be 1 TB, others will be 5 TB or above.  So, we either need to purchase a huge amount of bandwidth, and potentially waste a lot of it, or buy less and deal with even more expensive bandwidth overages.

Does anyone have any experience or suggestions on how to host a high-volume site that has rapidly fluxuating bandwidth needs?  I've already contacted Akamai to see if their platform will help.  Also, cost is an issue, but paying a fair price for the right solution is more important.

Regards-
    Eric
Eric Marthinsen Send private email
Thursday, February 09, 2006
 
 
I know some places have an overage plan where you pay one rate for a baseline level of bandwidth and then $X/Mbs more when more is used.

That's a lot of variance though.

You might want to ask the same question on http://www.webhostingtalk.com/
son of parnas
Thursday, February 09, 2006
 
 
Dreamhost has 1.6Tb on their $19.99 per month plans.
Tapiwa Send private email
Monday, February 13, 2006
 
 

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