Which type of web hosting services best meet with the mentioned requirements
Posted on 2013-10-23
Hi there Experts,
We are in the process to design and develop video lessons (educational content such as for K-12). Our video lessons contain images, illustrated graphics, simple animations with voice over. Our video lessons also contain digital writing clips (by using screen recording software, touch tablets and digital pen we create these video files/clips and then insert/add in the main video lesson). We are using Adobe suite to design and develop our video lessons. Recorded lessons user only view them in the web site. Not to
download and then view. Specific local curriculum based video lessons in local language.
Then we are planning to publish/deliver these video lessons on a web portal. Plan is to publish hundred and thousands of such video lessons. For the first phase or baby step we are estimating that we will require storage capacity any where from 15 GB to 20 GB, estimated number of user will be any where from 10K to 100K. And as these numbers for storage capacity and for number of users are just a ball park estimate, i do not know how to figure out the requirement of our website bandwidth. In early stages some of the content will be free and then a nominal subscription fee to view the premium specific
Like to know my hosting options. Was doing some search at Google and after reviewing top 10 best website hosting services, i got more confused rather narrowing it down, they all look approximately same to me, or maybe i'm missing something. During this process also explored a bit about cloud hosting. And also wondering about video streaming hosting.
Now please suggest and comment based on the above cited requirements, specifically:
1) Shared hosting, VPS virtual private server, dedicated server hosting? which one is for us.
2) Is cloud hosting what will best meet our requirement?(in this case please send couple of links or identify couple of names for the best in class service providers on our planet if you can)
3) or is video streaming hosting will meet our requirement (is this one is valid for recorded videos or more suitable for live video streaming)
let me know if any further information help to clear up our hosting requirements. Please rescue i'm almost dead in water here! and the pressure to decide soon.