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Want to open a video hosting website

Posted 28 July 2014 - 12:41 PM

Hi to everyone, I have 0 experience in terms of web hosting and web servers.

I am thinking of starting a website where I can put free online movies. I am a movie addict and I have some good things in my mind.

1)____I know that I need a domain name, but what else? Is go daddy a good place to buy the domain?

2)____I also know that I need space to put my movies, or maybe not?I mean can I upload my movies to websites like "nowvideo.sx" and "vk.com" and just take the link and add it to the website, like with youtube videos where you embed the video?

3)____Or I need space to put my movies?
I found this for wordpress hosting: http://uk.godaddy.co...ss-hosting.aspx
And this for VPS hosting: http://uk.godaddy.co...ofheu01&ci=9013

4)____Since I am using wordpress, should I go for wordpress hosting or for VPS? Why there is such a huge difference in terms of storage?

5)____Why wordpress hosting does not mention bandwidth?

6)____How much bandwidth I might need for such a website? Should I go for unmetered bandwidth?

I will use wordpress for my website even if I am a programmer.

I need to know what I have to do to get stuff running. Many questions I know, that's why I numbered them. Thank you in advance guys! :)

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Re: Want to open a video hosting website

Posted 28 July 2014 - 12:50 PM

RE: 1) - Godaddy and 1and1 are pretty reputable.
RE: 2) - Yes.. space is not free. Figure out the average size and figure out how many more multiples of that size you need.. or find a secondary service to be just the data storage.

Side question - are these your movies, or like, movies in general?


RE: 3) - I am unsure what you are asking.
RE: 4) - "wordpress" is a content management system you can install on your host... when you pay for one.
RE: 5) - as in wordpress.com? That's a blogging site that commercially utilizes the 'wordpress CMS' mentioned above.
RE: 6) - Do some estimating. How big are the files, how many people, etc.
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Re: Want to open a video hosting website

Posted 28 July 2014 - 12:53 PM

I'm sure Terms of Service for any major webhost is going to disallow videos of Hollywood productions.
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Re: Want to open a video hosting website

Posted 28 July 2014 - 01:06 PM

I got things cleared (almost). So are you guys saying that I will need to upload the movies on VPS? I cannot just upload the movies on a video hosting website like "nowvideo.sx" and just take the link and embed the video on my website?

No they are not "my" movies. They are movies that used to be with money and now they are free. But, some of them are really good. There are also some documentaries that are also interesting. I am just a really good programmer and want to make a very attractive website where people can watch these movies.

Thanks again to everyone for your time!
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Re: Want to open a video hosting website

Posted 28 July 2014 - 01:07 PM

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They are movies that used to be with money and now they are free.

Explain this. Examples, titles, etc.
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Re: Want to open a video hosting website

Posted 28 July 2014 - 01:08 PM

If nowvideo.sx will allow for a 3rd party host, & you create an interface on your hosting provider to play videos hosted on nowvideo.sx, then yes.
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Re: Want to open a video hosting website

Posted 28 July 2014 - 01:15 PM

View Postmodi123_1, on 28 July 2014 - 01:07 PM, said:

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They are movies that used to be with money and now they are free.

Explain this. Examples, titles, etc.


Some of them are:
Idem 2013 (short film)
The Trials of Ulysses 2000
N is a Number (documentary)
The Karen Carpenter Story (1987)
etc.

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If nowvideo.sx will allow for a 3rd party host, & you create an interface on your hosting provider to play videos hosted on nowvideo.sx, then yes.


"create an interface on your hosting provider to play videos hosted on nowvideo"

I guess I will buy a cheap hosting provider and try if this works! Thank you for your reply!
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Re: Want to open a video hosting website

Posted 28 July 2014 - 01:18 PM

FYI, n is not a number, it's a letter.
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Re: Want to open a video hosting website

Posted 28 July 2014 - 01:20 PM

Those do not seem to indicate 'free'. Unfortunately we cannot help you distribute pirated movies. I am closing the topic, and I will ask you do not open further along these lines.

If you have questions on the 'why' feel free to shoot me a PM.
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