[icecast] Number of listeners per server box ?

Jack Moffitt jack at xiph.org
Sun Jan 13 23:08:57 UTC 2002

> RackSpace wants $7,400/month for 3TB (3,000GB) of monthly traffic. 
> That's a major expense for a community radio station.  Can anyone
> suggest a less expensive way to connect?

That sounds like a bad deal, or else my math is wrong.

That comes out to 9Mbps per second here.


3000GB * 8 bits/byte
divided by
86400 sec/day * 30 days

At one time (maybe bandwidth prices have gone way up), $500 a Mbit was
considered 'retail', meaning more expensive than you needed to pay.

At $500 for a Mbit, you'd be paying $4500 a month, not $7600.

I'd look around :)


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