Few questions about Hosting.

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Hi to everyone! My name is Daniel, I’m from Argentina and I’ve been following this community since last year. Before start I would like to thank you all for spending your time reading this and I hope to learn something new from this thread.

I’m planning on starting a File hosting business. I made a lot of research and I’m aware of the amount of this kind of sites that exists out there.

I’ve been looking for a dedicated host who can offer me a reasonable amount of storage and bandwidth. I’m not worried about servers costs but I’m not quite sure how they works.

I requested a custom quote from amanah.com and they offered me the following:


Dual Xeon 5620
2TB x10 HDD
100TB / 1Gbps

for about USD1.500 plus USD1.500 one time setup.

Suppose that I need only one server (I know that I need more than one, is just an example).
If I’m not wrong, that means that the servers can support around 128 users downloading at 1MB/s (10Mbps) at same time or 256 users if I set download speed for, lets say Premium users, to the half which is 500KB/s (5Mbps).

Taking that in mind it means that for that amount of users (256) I can offer 80GB of storage per user.

If that is right, and that is the way to know how much users the server will support, I’m having troubles when it comes to set the services prices, because I will have to charge high prices in order to, at least, pay server costs.

I’m kinda new on this hosting thing. If you guys can help me with this, maybe explaining me how things works I’ll be very grateful.

If I wasn’t clear please let me know I’ll try to explain it again because my english is not good.

Thank you again for your time.

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