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Unlimited vs Us Hosting Marketers

One of our customers a web designer emailed us recently with the below question:

“i have a client i try to convince to use your hosting, but he received a very tempting offer from another supplier – site 5
5$ a month with unlimited disk space and bandwidth.

when i told him about your hosting he said he prefers unlimited hosting and that also could not check your servers using ping, tracert

since i really want this client to host with you
what is your answer to his Objections and how can we convince him to do the hosting with you 🙂 ”

My answer:

“I’m afraid we will never sell unlimited hosting, there is no such a thing really, hard disks max. size are 2 or 3 TB, at the moment you cant find bigger then that.

We expensive of course. but we offer the latest’s servers on the market, all our machines are Intel Xeon E5-2620, with 24 cores and  all have at least 64 giga of ram.
most hosting companies still using L5420 which was good 4 years ago.

Our ports are 1 giga bit per second and now we replacing with 10 giga. 99.99 % of hosting companies still using 100 mega bit per second.

Other companies when a customer emails them for help, they answer with another question…. if we do that we fired.

Our customers have the advantage that they can host video sites like youtube because ffmpeg is installed and available to all customers, and we also have red5 and wowza for live broadcasting, video conference and live video chat. Only 4 or 5 other web hosts offer this on shared hosting.

for a ping test:
Europe server:
the customer can try to download a 100 mega file to see the speed:

USA Server:
100mega file:

Good luck. “

FFmpeg hosting to support your video site

FFmpeg hosting is meant to support the web sites that display their contents in the form of video files. FFmpeg hosting is required to transfer the video files created with the help of scripting languages such as Phpmotion, You tube etc to .flv format to display the videos in the online sites. In other words, FFmpeg hosting lets you to create your own website to display the video files in your site, by successfully transforming and encoding the audio and video files into useful formats. With the ability for recording, converting and streaming audio and video files, FFmpeg hosting became an unavoidable hosting strategy in the web hosting arena.

Major point of concern in the internet market place is the utilization of bandwidth by these video sharing websites. When all these web sites need FFmpeg hosting or the FFmpeg software with all the library functions to for recording, converting and encoding these video files into .flv format, the bandwidth utilized for accomplishing the same will be on the higher side of the spectrum. As per the statistical analysis pf 2007, almost 4000 FFmpeg hosting plans have been utilized or FFmpeg software has been downloaded for the display of video sites. The demand curve of FFmpeg hosting will only have a steep slope in the future since the utilization will only be extensive.

This situation of extensive usage of FFmpeg hosting for the display of video files, will eventually result in the maximum usage of internet bandwidth. Since video files will demand more bandwidth to get operated, the situation will only go compounding. Hence expert opinions suggest that the potential risk of internet breakage due to the extensive exploitation of bandwidth can never be ruled out of the picture. Some alternatives have to come up for this heavy bandwidth utilization of video sites with the assistance of FFmpeg hosting.

The solution to the Ostube problem that the main video block on the homepage is a just a black box on Firefox browser.

I want to post this email from one of our customers, it seems important because he solved the problem that sometimes with Firefox the ostube script just shows a black block instead of a video block on home page:

Chris I’ve fixed this issue!

The following is a little long winded, as I was taking notes as I was
testing things. At least it’s detailed. 🙂

Being as my “no startpage video” problem apparently isn’t to do with
the server, isn’t to do with templates and I can’t think of where else in the site to look, I
looked into what the cookies are doing. Note, this is ALL in the firefox browser, v3.0.
When I load the main page, , I get no video.

I opened the cookie data with tools/edit cookies in firefox. There are
5 entries. The first 4 are name things like __utmb, __utmc etc.. I didn’t find these interesting.
Mainly because I have no idea what they do, and they didn’t appear to change. What I did find
interesting was the cookie/s called PHPSESSID. The stuff below explains their behavior.

For the index page, on a fresh load which contains the video problem,
there is one PHPSESSID cookie, shown here:

CONTENT: a7776bb99e33bdceece8e0c2245cbba9
SEND FOR: Any type of connection
Expires: at end of session

browse to another page, such as a video page (

In addition to the cookie above, which appears unchanged, there is a new cookie:

CONTENT: c0c13326fe81f2e2d84eb44da4fc8ae2
SEND FOR: Any type of connection
Expires: at end of session

Almost the same as the first cookie, except for the “SITE” is (without the www.), as well as the “host” is (without the www.)
The “content” string is different as well.

Now, I navigate back to the main page, index.php
The video plays correctly. No new cookie entry’s are added or changed.

I delete the PHPSESSID cookie with “site”:

Reload the page.

The video plays correct. Check the cookie, the deleted cookie has
re-appeared. (The same but with a new “content” string)

Ok. I delete ALL the cookies and refresh the page.

The video plays correct. The PHPSESSID cookie with the “site” and
“host”: has re-appeared. The PHPSESSID cookie with the “site” and “host” has NOT re-appeared.

Now. I close the browser window. Open a new window at google. Clear
all the cookies for, load, no video.

Check the cookies, there is only one PHPSESSID cookie. It’s the
original one with the “site” of and “host” of (The key here is
the addition of the “www”)

Ok, so now I go to other OsTube installations that work to see what
their cookies are up to.

Here’s one which is on the same server:

The video works. (it works everywhere but my site)

There is only one PHPSESSID cookie for the main page. The “site” name
and “host” read as “” No www. (Though, the site URL itself did not contain a
“www” prefix, the URL was

So I add a www to the url making it
Load the page and NO VIDEO!
Check the cookies and there is a new PHPSESSID, this time with “site”
and “host” reading as

Same behavior as my site.

Ok, so I go back over to my site and take out the www, loading
It works and video loads on the front page.

So I don’t fully understand the meaning of the WWW url prefix, why
it’s used or not used etc.. But I clearly see a connection between it, PHPSESSID cookies and the video loading in firefox.

On a whim, I decided to check the Admin settings for OSTube. I log in
to the admin panel, go to

Configuration and sure enough “URL of your site:”
I add a www to make it

Clear the cookies, open a new browser, FIXED! The video loads.
What an insane way to figure this out. The problem was, the
irregularity of the issue across different pages and browsers made it very hard to troubleshoot.
At least from my perspective.

So, that’s it. Double check the “Url of your site” line in the ADMIN.
I didn’t think to check that, as you guys set that up…right? Anyway,
water under the bridge.
Thanks for all your help and now we both know.


Tobias Carrier is the proud owner of


PHPmotion is a video sharing software application that allows the user to create a web site similar to YouTube.

It is written in PHP language and it is the latest of this kind of scripts popping up on the net due to the enthusiasm that video sharing sites have, with some internet analysis predicting that by 2015 this kind of sites will have replaced the television.

PHPmotion like other video sharing software uses ffmpeg, a collection of software libraries that can record, convert and stream digital audio and video in numerous formats.

The software is proving popular and as of September 2007 it has been downloaded over 4000 times, it is a free software but the developers charge for removing a powered by link at the bottom and also for installation of the script or to load the necessary libraries on a server to make it compatible with phpmotion. At the moment few web hosting companies are compatible with PHPmotion.
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