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Problem hosting static content for my plugins

Post by undef.de » 22 Nov 2015 09:28

I have currently the problem that my hoster does not want to provide my http://static.undef.name anymore, because of the massive amount of requests (30 requests/second between 17:00 - 23:00 o'clock CET) and the resulting traffic (1,5 TB/month). On that domain i host all my static content for my Plugins for XAseco/XAseco2 and UASECO. The account i use is a shared host and i'm able to understand why the hoster complain about that.

I'm not willing to upgrade to a higher and much more cost intensive account to only provide my graphics/sounds for other serveradmins, so i have only limited possibilities:

1. I do not provide the static content anymore, the serveradmin has to provide that content for his players himself

or

2. The serveradmin has to donate an amount for each server (every year) to make me able to provide the static contents for him on a central place

Please tell me your ideas/solutions...
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Re: Problem hosting static content for my plugins

Post by Leigham » 28 Nov 2015 18:07

That's rough. I've just copied all the images to our servers (finally), although I doubt we were accounting for much load these days.
undef.de wrote:1. I do not provide the static content anymore, the serveradmin has to provide that content for his players himself
Sounds fine in theory, but some people who rent servers won't have access to hosting space (although there are free options available). In this case you should definitely provide a zip of the images for ease of download/upload as well.
undef.de wrote:2. The serveradmin has to donate an amount for each server (every year) to make me able to provide the static contents for him on a central place
Prabably not as good an option, would also be terribly difficult to police.

I don't have any other ideas though, sadly.
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Re: Problem hosting static content for my plugins

Post by Xymph » 28 Nov 2015 21:34

The solution being built is called ManiaCDN.
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Re: Problem hosting static content for my plugins

Post by Leigham » 29 Nov 2015 01:19

I should really pay more attention to those forums.....

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Re: Problem hosting static content for my plugins

Post by Xymph » 29 Nov 2015 09:56

Leigham wrote:I should really pay more attention to those forums.....
For many users over there, that goes vice versa. :mrgreen:
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