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Re: [podcasters] Cheap Storage - too good to be true?

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  • Calvin Powers
    I did an analysis of Amazon S3 vs libsyn a while back. You might find that useful. I basically concluded that
    Message 1 of 3 , Jun 9, 2009
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      I did an analysis of Amazon S3 vs
      libsyn<http://cspowers.livejournal.com/367851.html>a while back. You
      might find that useful.

      I basically concluded that libsyn was the better deal. But in the end, I
      went with an unlimited hosting account with godaddy. I just upload my MP3
      files to them and use feedburner to manage the feed.

      Calvin

      On Wed, Jun 3, 2009 at 11:34 PM, joshuamcnichols
      <joshuamcnichols@...>wrote:

      > Is this too good to be true? Here's my analysis of Amazon's S3 web
      > hosting service. My limited series of podcasts on Composting will be
      > about 200 MB. To upload our files, it would cost $0.10 dollars per GB
      > x .2 GB (size of entire series) = $0.02 to upload. To store our files,
      > it would cost $0.15 per GB x .2 GB = $0.03 per month Each time someone
      > downloads the entire series, it would cost $0.17 per GB x .2 GB = $0.03.
      > What could possibly go wrong? I suppose if my podcast went viral, I'd
      > lose lots of money, but c'mon, it's a regional podcast about composting!
      > If that goes viral I'll eat my hat. I figure the non-profit for whom
      > I'm producing this podcast (as a volunteer) will get a bill of less than
      > a dollar a month from Amazon S3. My webbie will create an RSS feed
      > page from the Amazon S3 page. In contrast, Libsyn will cost us $12 a
      > month if we want statistics, and we're paying for loads of storage we
      > don't need. Amazon S3 will have to at least give us download stats,
      > since that's how they figure the bill!
      > * Does anyone foresee any problems with this?
      > * Can my calculations possibly be correct? Or are there hidden
      > costs?
      >
      > Thanks for all your help. This group rocks.
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