just brew it! wrote:Deploying Linode's stock 64-bit CentOS 5.6 image + available updates should get you to something that is functionally equivalent to the last 5.x release, which ought to be fine for your purposes. If you're pretty confident that 2 GB is enough, maybe try it in a 2 GB VM locally, and if that seems to run smoothly set up a 2 GB Linode?
Thanks for the info about 5.6. I had the same thought about setting up a VM and trying it out. Adobe doesn't list RAM requirements based on connections that I could find, so their requirements are the same for 10 connections or 10,000. This project will be much closer to 10 connections than 10,000 connections.
just brew it! wrote:Any idea how much network bandwidth you're going to need?
My guestimate is 100 GB/mo now with 200-300 GB/mo possible within a year. This seems like a non-issue with nearly all the hosts I've looked at.
Here are some of the hosts I found last night with 4 GB of RAM:
A2 Hosting - 4 GB RAM, 400 GB bw, $36.99/mo
MyHosting - 4 GB RAM, 300 GB bw, $27.72/mo
Solar VPS - 4 GB RAM, 1 TB bw, $27/mo
I ran across several others that off 2-3 GB of RAM but roughly the same prices. Lowendbox has a deal from minecrafted for 2 GB RAM, 1 TB bw for $7/mo. That seems too cheap to me. Those boxes have to be oversubscribed in my mind, but for that price, it's very cheap to test it out.
I also ran across DreamHost. They only run Debian and offer 1 GB RAM $50/mo but that includes unlimited storage and bandwidth. That would allow the option of offering archived video if Debian and 1 GB RAM will work.
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