I'm working on a new business idea that would involve taking 100's of 3-4 minute high quality videos as well as photos and print information, and having it available for people to go to this site and view these clips and the information. Here's some questions;
Any suggestions on how to go about this
Any hosting companies you'd suggest.
How much space would we need.
Things to watch out for.
Server space is probably NOT an issue. Hard drives are cheap. You are talking about a few hours of video. Say 1000 three minute videos equals fifty hours. You could get that on 500 gb as an AVI file. While that seems like a lot of space I just purchased 640 gb NAS for under $3k. And you will be using compressed videos for the Internet, I don't know how compressd they are but you will not need a huge hard drive. Bandwidth IS an issue. I'm sure there are hosting companies that would love to sell you all the bandwidth you can afford. I know there are less expensive hosting companies, but I am using Interland. No reason other than laziness, I don't feel like changing. Atomic Learning is a site that comes to mind doing something similar. Check them out and see how they work. I think they used PDF documents and Flash videos.