How much flash video can an ordinary web server host? For
example I want to show a 2-5 min long flashvideo clip on a website.
If Im lucky there could be 500 visitors watching the video at the
same time. Will it do with an ordinary webserver or must I use a
media server or something similar or maybe just another webserver?
What is best practice placing flash video to a website that has
approx 2000 visitors a day?
It depends on the bandwidth you get with your web hosting
service. I have 500 GB/month on my personal site, which doesn't get
very much traffic. But, 500 GB/month means that you can
send/receive 500GB of file size every month. So, if your video is 5
MB, then you can have approx. 100,000 people look at it over the
course of the month with my bandwidth. This will vary, based on the
size of the html, swf player, and swf skin you use. Also, any files
you FTP up to the server usually count toward the bandwidth as
well. If the bandwidth you have doesn't allow for the expected (or
actual) traffic, then you will need to upgrade/move your