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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. “

Red5 Server upgraded all its servers to 1 GigE (1000Mbit) dedicated port

Yesterday Mr. Paul Santos CEO of Red5 Server a division of Hosting Marketers, Inc. announced at Piazza Hotel in New York the upgrade of all the managed servers, over 745 that Red5 Server manages on its datacenter in Chicago to a staggering 1 GigE (1000Mbit) dedicated port! The cost of this upgrade was $325.880 which Hosting Marketers, Inc. advanced 65% to be repaid in 2 years.

Mr. Paul Santos congratulated all the staff of Red5 Server for the good work during this last 12 months, which saw an increase of 350% in customers numbers, “We are now the premier Red5 Hosting and red5 servers suppliers in the all USA, we must keep the position, and increase it, next year we will start promoting our services to the Chinese market, and we hope that next year at this time we celebrate as we are celebrating today, thank you all, from the customer support team, and a work of special thanks to Chris our Customer support manager whose hard work as once more made all of us proud! Thank you, thank you all. ”

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Red5 Webapps Online Application Generator

The Red5 Webapps Online Application Generator is a very simple but effective utility to generate Red5 application online. This application gives you the power to create red5 applications without having any knowledge of programming. You can generate streamer applications, with live broadcasting, streaming, recording and shared-Object capabilities in a single click. No compiling/editing needed.

The application takes configuration inputs using a simple flash based front end, and generated red5 application for you by injecting those informations into a application template at runtime.

The generator is located here Red5/Webapps Application Generator.

How to use:

1. Select a Red5 application from the drop down list of available applications. You can read the description of the application in the description box, once you have selected a application.

2. Then enter the name of your rtmp application in the text input box provided below the application list drop down. (no spaces). This will be the context name that you will connect to : rtmp://server/appname

3. Below the description box, you will find the Stream Directory Path option. Use this to select between absolute/relative path schemes. This will set the location for recording/playing streams using the application. In many cases where you may want the streams directory to be on a location other than the default streams folder under red5, you can use absolute path scheme to specify the path to your custom streams directory.

To select a path scheme select one of the radio buttons .

4. Enter appropriate relative/absolute paths in the text input boxes.

For absolute path scheme on linux file systems , use : /home/……

For absolute path scheme on windows use : c:/…..

* Relative path schemes remain same for linux and windows , though you wont use ../ to traverse backwards in either.

5. Press Generate & Download button to generate the specific application from its application template.

6. Press ok when your are prompted to download your application.

7. You may also want to read the description text to kn ow more about the selected application before generating your own copy.

Keep checking back for newly added Red5 applications at:

red5 and ffmpeg

One of our customers asked if he could stream through the ffmpeg folder.

FFmpeg is a software which converts video files in different formats to video files in flv format this videos are then streamed through a swf player just like the streaming of red5 videos, which are also on flv format. so ffmpeg is not to stream is to convert the file to a a format in which the video can then be streamed.
let me give you an example of the use of ffmpeg, if you go to (login visio passw. 123456) you can upload a video what ever format, for example in wmv which can only be played on windows media player or similar and then this video in wmv is converted to flv and you can then stream it.

but there is also a difference on the stream, with red5 you have the advantage of:

The advantages of a streaming red5 server are:

    1. Users can seek to any place in the video timeline without waiting for the whole video to buffer
    2. No physical data is saved on the users PC cache, so your media files are better protected
    3. It uses less bandwidth than progressive*
    4. Streams can be combined into a single gapless stream

* This is because on average a user will not watch the entire video, but with progressive download they will still download the entire file.

Progressive streaming is the normal one, like on our demo site