XFileSharing Pro - Amazon S3

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Styles
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Amazon S3

#1 Postby Styles » Sep 25, 2012 7:46 am

Has anyone though about using Amazon S3 for storage and such? It would remove the high load issue and allow great service for customers all around.

Is the cost really that much more?

paromi
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#2 Postby paromi » Sep 25, 2012 8:06 am

they have a calculator so you can see how much it would cost

glumbo
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#3 Postby glumbo » Sep 25, 2012 8:44 am

The cost would destroy you unless you run a premium file host

Styles
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#4 Postby Styles » Sep 25, 2012 2:17 pm

I'm having a hard time seeing how the cost would destroy you.

In the short run sure, you can't make money because of bandwidth costs, but in the long run your more easily scaleable and you will have speeds all around. Plus you can negotiate after a certain amount to have your pricing changed. (Enterprise pricing)

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#5 Postby ankurs » Sep 25, 2012 2:27 pm

Styles wrote:I'm having a hard time seeing how the cost would destroy you.

most big file hosting sites use petabytes/month , go use s3 calculator and see if you can afford it when you grow big

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#6 Postby admin » Sep 25, 2012 4:41 pm

We already implemented CDN (not Amazon S3 though) for the few customers. But all of them stopped using it because it was too expensive. We would never recommend any CDN after such experience.

Styles
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#7 Postby Styles » Sep 25, 2012 7:18 pm

admin wrote:We already implemented CDN (not Amazon S3 though) for the few customers. But all of them stopped using it because it was too expensive. We would never recommend any CDN after such experience.


Fair enough, I'm only asking because I wanted to see other users experiences.

So it's much better to buy your own servers then. I'd assume if you could afford it collocation would be best.


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