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I Need To Host Multiple 2GB+ Files: Suggestions?
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Jan 16, 2013, 03:09 AM
 
Dropbox is out. I have a paid account, but they started throttling me anyway.
     
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Jan 16, 2013, 08:10 AM
 
Rapidshare.

No, that is not a joke. You won't be able to share the files with other users though.
     
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Jan 16, 2013, 06:15 PM
 
Can you explain both why I would think it's a joke, and what you mean by not being able to share with other users.
     
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Jan 16, 2013, 06:17 PM
 
Amazon S3, although your costs will depend on a number of factors.
     
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Jan 16, 2013, 06:33 PM
 
That might not be a bad idea. Thanks!
     
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Jan 16, 2013, 06:43 PM
 
Some people don't know about Rapidshare and their attempt to get away from the illegal file-sharing 'scene'.

To (try to) ensure that there isn't illegal file-sharing, IIUC they have limited the ability for anyone else but the owner of the file to grab it. Whether this is that nobody else can get it, or a few people or that there is a bandwidth limit, I'm not sure.

Careful with S3, if you just want to store stuff its great. If you transfer your stuff alot it starts to add up. They may have changed their pricing model from when I used them.
     
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Jan 16, 2013, 07:25 PM
 
If I'm reading the RapidShare site properly, you can, well... share stuff, but it's broken up into tiers. You're only allowed 10GB of bandwidth per day from people who access you via search. If it's via a direct link you distribute, it's 50GB per day. That's plenty for my uses.

OTOH, my usage pattern may be such that s3 is the way to go.

Maybe once a week (often times way less), I need to upload about 6GB. This then gets accessed about 10 times. I can then yank the files.

If my math is right, that's a few dollars, or less when I use less.
     
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Jan 16, 2013, 07:47 PM
 
Yup. Math was wrong. One cycle would be about $6. RapidShare is looking better.
     
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Jan 16, 2013, 11:12 PM
 
Originally Posted by subego View Post
Yup. Math was wrong. One cycle would be about $6. RapidShare is looking better.

6 gigabytes of reduced redundancy storage and 240 gb of data transfer in a month (60 x 4) will cost you $27.46/month on S3.
     
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Jan 17, 2013, 02:09 AM
 
I was considering one "cycle" = one week in my equation.
     
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Jan 17, 2013, 02:35 AM
 
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I was considering one "cycle" = one week in my equation.
Ahh... well then, I guess your estimate was close to the Amazon cost calculator, which is what I used. FYI the costs to use Amazon Cloudfront are about the same.

It will be interesting to see if Rapidshare can stay in business allowing people up to 50 gig daily for $13/month.
     
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Jan 17, 2013, 02:41 AM
 
Another option is MaxCDN, their Starter package and paying the overages, which will be around $14/month.
     
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Jan 17, 2013, 04:14 AM
 
Well, I think I'm going to go RapidShare. This isn't mission critical, so it's no biggie if they get Kim Dotcommed.

Thank you both!
     
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Jan 17, 2013, 04:31 AM
 
Aaaaand... maybe not.

They can't seem to send me an account authentication email. It shouldn't be that hard I don't think.
     
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Jan 17, 2013, 04:39 AM
 
I'd go with MaxCDN, you'll probably get better performance from them and the price will be about the same.
     
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Jan 17, 2013, 05:13 AM
 
Just did. Uploading now. Thanks!

Panic Software owes you a beer too, needed to grab Transmit.

(Well, I didn't need to, but Panic are good people)
     
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Jan 17, 2013, 06:20 AM
 
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Just did. Uploading now. Thanks!

Panic Software owes you a beer too, needed to grab Transmit.

(Well, I didn't need to, but Panic are good people)

I've heard that Transmit is pretty nice, yeah, although I haven't used a GUI FTP client in years!
     
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