| ||Ask HN: Clever ways to run a media-heavy website on a budget?|
181 points by wild_preference on Apr 8, 2018 | hide | past | web | favorite | 97 comments |
|I've been taking a break from working to relax and visit some friends in a few countries. So I don't have a lot of money, but with my newfound free time, I've been inspired to take a shot at a few ideas I've always wanted to build.|
One idea is particularly media heavy. I have 5+ TB of media that I'd like to build something around.
Services like S3 are pretty expensive, especially bandwidth. Backblaze has been trying to market their storage solution (https://www.backblaze.com/b2/cloud-storage-pricing.html) against S3.
But I can get even cheaper by using low quality hardware and bandwidth like Kimsufi's 2TB machines for $10/mo (https://www.kimsufi.com/en/servers.xml).
Does anyone have another ideas for stretching a dollar?
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