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Old 11-06-1999, 05:09 PM   #1
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Wakawooza people! I need to find the most reliable/cheapest host that provide me with at least 200 gigs of bandwith a month. I'm trying not to go dedicated and trying to keep the cost under 100$ per month. Any help will be appreciated. Thanks.

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Old 11-06-1999, 07:12 PM   #2
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200gigs of bandwidth would require almost a full T1. A T1 runs for about $900 a month. Even in massive quanities, like a backbone oc48, there is no way you can get 200 gigs of transfer for $100.

If your doing that much traffic, your getting as many hits as GeoCities (well, almost as many hits) and we all know how many billion they sold for....

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Old 11-06-1999, 07:16 PM   #3
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Old 11-07-1999, 10:13 AM   #4
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Well, maybe, 200 gigs per month is large to you, but to an emulation webmaster who serves tons of files to visitors, 200 gigs is relitively small.

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Old 11-07-1999, 01:29 PM   #5
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Well, it's highly unlikely you'll find it for less than $100 a month.

Where are you hosting now and how much are you paying?

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Old 11-07-1999, 10:47 PM   #6
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A t1 is about 180kbs which is around 55 gigs a month. 200 gigs is almost 4 times that. Even on a very nice host with low prices, using that much bandwidth (600kbs or so) would be atleast $500 a month and that's until they realized you were using all their bandwidth uip and kicked you off.

Trust me, if your getting 200gigs of transfer a month and have any sense about compression and banners, you'll make more then enough to pay for it. If not, drop the site.
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Old 11-07-1999, 10:57 PM   #7
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Trust me, if you have an emulation site, you have to pay alot of money for bandwidth alone. I too have one and it costs me about $300 monthly for bandwidth costs. Luckily, the money i earn from burst alone more than pays for it. I use about 100 to 150 gigs a month. The problem is that the files cannot be compressed...

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Old 11-08-1999, 01:52 PM   #8
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Bryan,

I switched hosting company today. I signed up with www.interland.com under their 9 gig storage and "unmetered" bandwidth plan. It goes for $400 a month plus a $350 setup fee. Now, I am not stupid. I know they will kick me off when I reach the point that I am boggin down their server. I am just hoping it won't come to that. You may be interested since this is the cheapest deal that I found.
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The lowest "per gig" charge that you are typically going to see anywhere is around $3/gig, and a more fair harge for quality service is around the $4.00+ range. Paying anything less will most likely result in a host of problems with your host.
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Old 11-23-1999, 09:39 PM   #10
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DigiWeb anyone?

Yes, they guarenteed I could use 200 gigs per month. They SWEARED to it. I asked them personally and talked to a few guys. Heh, now I know they are blatently lieing, (200 gigs for 20$). Should I try them?

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Old 11-23-1999, 10:44 PM   #11
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If you can get them to agree to an email stating that you will recieve 200 gigs of bandwidth from any time frame of day with no extra fees then you can try. It's a risk though.

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