I need to advise a friend of mine about web-hosting companies, he has a high download rate site currently working on a dedicated server consisting of 8X Intel(R) Core(TM) i7-2600 CPU @ 3.40GHz CPUs, 8 Gigs of RAM and 2xSSDs one of 300 Gigs to manage his VBulletin Forum and the other is SSD of 120 Gigs to manage attachments within this forum due to the strong download rate, monthly 26TB and daily around 750 Gigs, total data on the site is 400 GB and has 18 thousand unique visitor a day and from 107000 thousand visit per day, page rank on Alexa is 50000 and google is 3 .
It has three main sites one is a VBulletin, the other is word press, the third is a huge audio library of MP# and other audio formats, currently they are considering this plan:
MG 2R Intel E5-2670 8 / 16 2.6 GHz 128 GB 2 x 160GB SSD
From OVH .
But we think running costs are becoming very expensive, and that there is some way to tweak and the system specs to serve visitor download needs from forum attachments and keep performance and save on costs, any more cost effective way for hosting this site? I'm asking because my friend is running this site as charity with no revenue .