View Full Version : Finding jDTP a home
January 16th, 2004, 12:06 PM
I was playing with the idea of getting some web space to host the jDTP and the current efforts to complete the project and maintain it. I would want it be set up in such a way that people could submit a texture for consideration into the pack. Again, I'm just playing with the idea.
I found a host called TotalChoice Hosting that appears to have been around a little while and appears to have a good reputation according to FindMyHosting.com. They have a $5/month plan with 10GB monthly bandwidth transfer and 500MB space. I think you can register a domain through them for about $8-10/year. If I decided to do this, do you think that would be enough space and bandwidth to address demand? If not, how much is needed?
Here's another issue. Though I used several Geocities accounts to host an Alien movie fan website in the past, I've never really tried operating a website more complicated than that and I really don't want to spend most of my free time editing the site. Would I be in over my head with this project?
January 16th, 2004, 03:43 PM
If you're using it as little more than a filestore I don't see how it would be very complicated. I can knock up a website for you in minutes if you like - I did quick one's for Metal_Sonic and Hexagon a while back as well as Slidespace (which I will finish one day - when I have five minutes from doing packs and forum graphics).
I would check that deal very closely - they normally have gotcha's in there - things to look for are number of concurrent conections, throttling, filetype limitation, filesize limitation.
Also remember that the pack in total is roughly 200mb so take your bandwidth limit of 10000mb / 200mb = approximately 50 downloads per month - I was able to track downloads of the early jDEP and I was getting that in a few days - though I guess being broadband only will ease that - and demand will die down so you might be ok -if the pack doesn't change to often.
January 16th, 2004, 03:49 PM
Maybe you should try speaking to Phoebus about this. TheModelYard is hosted here @ NewDoom and it's very reliable. Also it's free... :D
As for your other point, it kinda depends how much development the site needs and how much ongoing admin work is needed. If you had a dynamic site (eg php, asp etc) maintaining a site like this would be soooo much easier.
This is kinda what I'd like to do with TheModelYard (dynamic areas with comments/feedback with a database driven news + downloads area). If I ever get time to actually build it your more than welcome to have a copy. :)
BTW Have you thought about using a prebuilt CMS system such as phpnuke?
January 16th, 2004, 03:57 PM
could also try and share it on p2p networks
January 16th, 2004, 04:09 PM
I've thought about te fourwinds space before - but I think Grimlock will think 200mb is a bit much - especially with such large files still I guess you could ask (Very nicely).
I've been working on PHPing up Slidespace - maybe adding a database - but I've really only used ASP and MSSQL so it's a learning curve - especially when most people just want packs not pretty web sites (Art is dead *rolleyes* ).
January 16th, 2004, 04:24 PM
If you've done ASP, PHP should be fairly straight forward. The benefits of PHP are cool stuff like varriable varriables (no I didn't type that twice ;)) and being able to write with object orientated classes.
January 16th, 2004, 04:43 PM
Well, it sounds like the 10 Gig bandwidth per month limit might be a problem. I don't know how many people would be interested in downloading the pack but being able to accomodate 50 downloads per month (assuming the pack weighs 200MB) doesn't sound like much.
January 17th, 2004, 03:58 AM
If you've done ASP, PHP should be fairly straight forward. The benefits of PHP are cool stuff like varriable varriables (no I didn't type that twice ) and being able to write with object orientated classes.
I've heard a lot of good things about php - but I'm so used to using embedded OO C# it takes a while to get make into thinking in the php model.
BTW - the pack probably won't quite reach 200mb but it's a good estimate given you will proabably have a couple of broken/duplicate downloads.
January 27th, 2004, 08:39 AM
Why not submit it to FilePlanet?
Wicked Anime Kid
January 27th, 2004, 09:47 AM
Freewebs has 100 megs, so make 1 big pk3 and split it up into 2, freewebs might offer a solution.
January 27th, 2004, 03:27 PM
I might be able to host it on my server, i'll have to ask szabo about it though.
And slide, PHP is a great language to use :)
And one of the benefits to it is it actually has useful documentation :p
January 28th, 2004, 08:12 AM
I agree, PHP combined with SQL has got to be the greatest web programming language since html. Very easy to use....
Almost too easy...
January 28th, 2004, 07:23 PM
my favourite part of PHP is the ease it takes to put it into a page... just use the <?php tag somewhere, write some statements, then write ?> - keep going with your code... <a href='<?php echo $link; ?>'>
January 28th, 2004, 07:33 PM
Absolutely, the ease of implementation was the big selling point for me.
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