I would like to make a website to host videos, and/or large files to a large community of 5000 for example. What would be the best solution?


  • What is your budget? What is your estimate of the storage and bandwidth requirements? Is the content public or restricted, and will you need it hosted under a specific legal jurisdiction? – William Jun 23 '10 at 4:48

Your probably looking for a content delivery network. There's several around on the internet.

I've used EdgeCast with great success. This link provides information on CDNs, as well as several free and commercial CDNs.


There isn't a simple answer for your question. It depends on what sort of website you are building. Is it a website dedicated to people downloading videos and large files?

If that's the case, you may want to look at Amazon. Their S3 service has some streaming features. I haven't tried that feature yet but it seems like something that you may find useful.

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