i’d like to start podcasting but one of the things i have to figure out is where to host the podcast files. right now i’m using jekyll to build my site and is hosted on S3. it’s working out great. i was also think on using S3 to host the podcast files but if my calculations are correct, it would cost roughly $90 to max out 20GB of storage and 1TB of bandwidth per month - which in DO only cost $5 per month.
how i got $90 is as follows. according to S3 pricing (http://aws.amazon.com/s3/pricing/), the first 1TB of storage would cost $0.03/GB. so 20GB of storage at that price is $0.60. not bad. but where the price goes up is the transfer. up to 10TB of transfer cost $0.09 per 1GB. if you calculate 1TB (1000GB), that’s $90. i didn’t factor in the request costs but it should be small. with this calculation, it looks like DigitalOcean is a better fit. did i calculate the S3 correctly and made a fair comparison?
if i host the files in DigitalOcean, i assume all i need is an ubuntu box running nginx correct?
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