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Video Server with Amazon AWS S3
You might have heard that Amazon look after the data of huge multinational companies, which they do. But they will also look after your data for quite reasonable.
Adult Friendly Content Rules - Basically their only rule about content is, "must be legal". Legal porn is fine.
Just create a free account on Amazon AWS
Service - S3
Create a Bucket.
Click the bucket name, and you get a nice clean file upload/download interface.
To upload a huge file to my site, via FTP, takes about 1 hour per GB, so, usually I run it overnight.
To upload to S3 - 5GB an hour when I was still using the Internet. Nearer 10GB an hour when left to get on with it.
Basically it seems able to use most of my available upstream Broadband. (I have a 200Mb down / 20Mb up connection).
Downloading 10GB, 7 minutes.
Default access settings mean that only you can access the Bucket or it's contents.
You do need to configure so that your web site has access, but this should be detailed in the script/plugin you use.
I intend to expand on this later.
The charging structure is a bit complicated, but works out at cents per GB to upload or download, and 2.5 cents per month to store. Basically, provided you are collecting some money, it's peanuts.
Silly number example, (because not many performer sites have this much content). You have 100GB of HD content - around 200 full scenes. A client who grabs it all, costs you about $3. If they paid $30 for the bundle, great. If they paid $5 for a subscription that they then cancel, not so great. Lesson - just make sure your minimum client payment is profitable.
WordPress and other CMS usually have plugins/modules that allow you to securely link your bucket to your web site