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Hey everyone!

So I am just your normal everyday web developer. I build websites for small businesses in my area. All have been hosted with Godaddy under $20/month plans except one.

When it comes to hosting I know slightly more than next to nothing. It has always been one of those things thats way to confusing for me. 1000’s of providers. Millions of options. Literately.

Thats why I am posting to the more educated than myself 🙂

One of my clients is growing. They want me to build two new sites for them. First, a tube site (think NSFW youtube). Secondly, a live streaming webcam site (think chatroulette/chaturbate).

Building the sites will be a challenge. Especially the webcam site. But I can handle that. Got some great developers I work with on elance who can assist.

But the hosting infrastructure of this… wooo am I over my head here. I have no clue where to begin.

Like I said I have always used Godaddy. This same client though has a different site hosted with certified hosting (CH). They wanted to use them as they needed a lot of storage.

That server works great but I don’t know if I should recommend CH for these other two sites.

What we need is low cost and speed and support.

After all the searching around I have done Amazon web services seems to be the ultimate low cost scalable solution. But… it is confusing as all hell to me. Plus the bandwidth is a bit expensive it appears.

My issue is I don’t even know what to recommend to the client. How do I tell if the hosting company will be able to handle the speed they want. Ugh so many questions!

Any help/suggestions/advice… anything would be much appreciated.

Thanks and have a great day!

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