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Posted 03 July 2012 - 02:16 AM

Hey,
I am planing on creating a small file sharing website like mediafire and i would like to know what hosting service is good for a website like this. I am planing to start on a free hosting service and then switching to an unlimited paid service later.
For now what is the best hosting service that will provide me with a lot of disk space and bandwidth etc?
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Posted 03 July 2012 - 06:43 AM

Ah.. go compare people? There are hundreds of thousands of free hosting joints.. though not many give up the high numbers in the space and bandwidth... you know, because they are free.
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Posted 02 August 2012 - 12:47 PM

View Postrandeev61, on 02 August 2012 - 01:43 AM, said:

I don't know know about any free web-hosting sites but there's a website ... the hosting packages cost are at reliable and cheap

... & spam forums?

View PostBluezap, on 03 July 2012 - 05:16 AM, said:

I am planing on creating a small file sharing website like mediafire and i would like to know what hosting service is good for a website like this.

Not sure why you want to start a project (for profit) about a business you don't know how it works, & clearly has established leaders already offering that service.

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We're just like Mediafire, except less secure, offer lower bandwidth, & a little loose with the effectiveness of the product...

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Posted 03 August 2012 - 09:14 AM

View Postno2pencil, on 02 August 2012 - 12:47 PM, said:

Not sure why you want to start a project (for profit) about a business you don't know how it works, & clearly has established leaders already offering that service.


I guess its all about the challenge :) and i am not doing this for profit, it is just a service to people to get free storage online with no restrictions and as you said there will be many problems with the initial release but doesn't greatness come with failure? (i think ive heard that somewhere or is it just me? o.O )
Hehehe what ever it is i will try my best!
Oh and btw im 16 years old so this is not a major serious project or anything ;)
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Posted 03 August 2012 - 09:17 AM

What makes your file hosting different than say something like ge.tt, or mediafire?
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Posted 03 August 2012 - 10:29 AM

View Postmodi123_1, on 03 August 2012 - 09:17 AM, said:

What makes your file hosting different than say something like ge.tt, or mediafire?

Well for one it's completely free to use and any user can get unlimited storage without paying anything. The servers will run off donations from users (if they want to donate) worse case scenario i will make my parents pay for the server (not in a forceful way or anything haha :) )
And i know the importance of OPEN SOURCE and a free internet without restrictions.
If the project is a success, AND THATS A BIG "IF" then everyone can get together and develop upon it and give all these huge companies a run for their money ;)
Well that's the vision of a teenager, who knows, this might be a complete flop!
But i will give it my best and i WILL try! :)

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Posted 03 August 2012 - 01:01 PM

Personally, whether a flop or not, I wouldn't even mess with 'free' hosting. Go straight to a paid service with excellent customer service. I recommend Just Host.
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Posted 03 August 2012 - 01:07 PM

View PostBluezap, on 03 August 2012 - 01:29 PM, said:

And i know the importance of OPEN SOURCE and a free internet without restrictions.
If the project is a success, AND THATS A BIG "IF" then everyone can get together and develop upon it and give all these huge companies a run for their money ;)

Not sure that this is an open source project. Uploading files, user logins... I really don't see how you are creating anything new? The only one that gets anything from this, are going to be leech users, & the company you are paying for hosting.

Realistically, what you are setting up here, is you will pay to have hosting, which you will allow strangers to use for free.

& in your initial post you said it would be free now, & unlimited with pay later. Now you describe it as free & open source.
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Posted 04 August 2012 - 05:47 AM

View PostAnalyticLunatic, on 03 August 2012 - 01:01 PM, said:

Personally, whether a flop or not, I wouldn't even mess with 'free' hosting. Go straight to a paid service with excellent customer service. I recommend Just Host.

Thank you for that! i was planning on going for Bluehost but your choice is much better and excellent for my project
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Posted 04 August 2012 - 05:55 AM

View Postno2pencil, on 03 August 2012 - 01:07 PM, said:

Not sure that this is an open source project. Uploading files, user logins... I really don't see how you are creating anything new? The only one that gets anything from this, are going to be leech users, & the company you are paying for hosting.

Realistically, what you are setting up here, is you will pay to have hosting, which you will allow strangers to use for free.

& in your initial post you said it would be free now, & unlimited with pay later. Now you describe it as free & open source.

No what i meant was to start hosting on a free hosting service and then upgrade to an unlimited paid hosting service so that everyone can have free unlimited storage.
And yes even i know that what im doing sounds crazy and stupid :) but who knows this might be a revolution in online storage. An internet where everyone can share what ever they like when ever they like without having to pay for anything. And come to think of it isn't sharing the basis of knowledge and hence shouldn't people be allowed to share extensively with no restriction to improve upon one another's intellect.
Ok im sounding like an old man now so im going to stop.
Who knows maybe this project will reach to heights that i now imagine impossible.
The next time a major file sharing provider comes into play it might just be me ;) (or not hehe)
Watch out for this because i already have most of the code in place.
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Re: Hosting Service

Posted 04 August 2012 - 08:33 AM

View PostBluezap, on 04 August 2012 - 08:55 AM, said:

And yes even i know that what im doing sounds crazy and stupid :) but who knows this might be a revolution in online storage. An internet where everyone can share what ever they like when ever they like without having to pay for anything. And come to think of it isn't sharing the basis of knowledge and hence shouldn't people be allowed to share extensively with no restriction to improve upon one

Here is how this will go down :

You'll not read the TOS with whatever hosting service you use.
A leecher will upload illegal cracks, warez, pornography, or mp3s violating that TOS.
You will have to handle any reprimand from authorities or said hosting service.
You'll realize that those who take, take A LOT (thus why they are called leechers), & that no one will use your service for any practical reasons.

It's great that you are thinking about for us by us services, but P2P changed all of that imo.

You are going to be taken advantage of because it's something that you don't understand, or don't respect the dangers. Anyone reputable is already using a reputable service like drop box. I'm sorry, but I just don't see a need for what you are suggesting to setup, I don't think you fully understand how it will be misused, & I think the risk to reward factor is way on the wrong side of the scale.

Best of luck. Like I said, your heart really is in the right place.
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Posted 06 August 2012 - 08:55 AM

View PostBluezap, on 04 August 2012 - 05:47 AM, said:

View PostAnalyticLunatic, on 03 August 2012 - 01:01 PM, said:

Personally, whether a flop or not, I wouldn't even mess with 'free' hosting. Go straight to a paid service with excellent customer service. I recommend Just Host.

Thank you for that! i was planning on going for Bluehost but your choice is much better and excellent for my project


Glad I could be of assistance!

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Re: Hosting Service

Posted 06 August 2012 - 09:36 AM

You do know that there is no such thing as "Unlimited" storage/bandwidth right? Your most likely going to go with a "shared" hosting service or VPS, and even though they say unlimited it is not.
Your other options to look into are:
1. VDS a bit more than the shared/VPS hosting but usually more options and freedom
2. Dedicated server - this costs the most money but offers the best options.
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