Re: ut-files.com may be closing
Posted: Thu Aug 23, 2012 8:46 pm
How much can a mediafire account hold? I've seen some with literally thousands of maps and while i don't have that many, my mediafire acount is free.
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What I think I might end up doing is just hosting the content on my server I have here at home. It will be on a slow connection but at least the content will still be somewhat accessible to others. Then when I do get back in a position to afford a dedicated server I will just spend the days/hours uploading it all to the new server. Due to what has happened in the past, I have most of the site already backed up on that server anyway. Well about half of it really since it's just a 250G hard drive. I need to track down another hard drive in the 750GB or 1TB range so I can grab the other stuff. Granted it's all mostly just the redirects that I don't have backed up. I have until around the middle of September before the payment is due on the server and thus it will probably get shut down a day or two after that. (Crap, for some reason I was thinking the server had a 500G hard drive in it, but it's only a 250G hard drive. Granted I have majority of the file repositories saved to it already, I don't have any of the redirects, the forums or the news site.)Dr.Flay wrote:OK. so it's purely a standing-cost.
How about a sponsor ? You could maybe approach Epic or one of the commercially successful outfits like Tripwire Interactive or RuneStorm ? You can make it in their interest as an official mirror of their files.
A deal for one years server rental ? Not too much to ask companies like that with an actual vested interest in your content.
You could offer to mirror all the UDK files and user-content, if Epic were game for it.
Can you get a cheaper deal for paying for a whole year? So can you present a better deal ?
FilePlanet was the official store, but it grew too big and became a mess even before it went to hell in a hand-bag.
You can offer them the same you offer us gamers and creators daily;
No frills, easy to navigate, fast downloads, with an exceptional "end-user-experience" and an endless stream of happy gamers.
I'm sure you get the sort of thing I mean Make them want your service too.
On another note, I know this may be a little naughty? but I think it is the point of the Web Archive anyway, and it is setup for harvesting.
If you backup the whole thing (this goes for everyone) via the Web Archive's live portal, it will all be mirrored in their system
I would imagine you could do this with a script if you are any good at cobbling scripts together.
I have not seen an option there to do a site-import which would be great. They may have some bulk submit system I missed.
Time for me to poke about more.
No idea what the deal is with all these Universities that offer free ftp hosting. Some may have limitations you can live with such as reduced speed, rather than a max you can store.
The Aminet for many years has used this old-fashioned free system, which many Linux distributors also favour.
Here are a few places with huge mirrors. Hopefully then you can just use FXP transfer.
Maybe think about mirroring the different sections on different free FTP spaces, if there is a size issue. The site is already coded with different URLs for some sections, so users would not notice anything.
The front page and news have absolute addresses so would need to be adjusted, but all the sub folders of the file sections work well. Try for your-selves right now. Click on one. I just had the first one serving me files from Germany (much closer to me).CoralCDN is a free and open content distribution network based around peer-to-peer technologies, comprised of a world-wide network of web proxies and nameservers. It allows a user to run a web site that offers high performance and meets huge demand, all for the price of a $50/month cable modem....*EDIT*
...CoralCDN has been continuously operated since March 2004, running on 300-400 servers on the PlanetLab testbed, spread worldwide. As of 2011, it receives 25-50 million requests per day from a few million unique clients.
The site will be closing.monxdio wrote:what is the old server?
and the current page will remain open or be changed by another?