What starting package do I need to sell my digital teaching videos?


Friedl
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2013-07-29 5:49 pm EST

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I am going to be using woo-commerce to sell my digital products. After customers purchase the product from me they will be able to download the videos I have made. These high definition videos that are going to be downloaded range from 15min – 1 hr. How much bandwidth will I need to have to start my business?

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Arn
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2013-07-29 7:24 pm EST
Hello Friedl,

Thanks for the question. Your hosting package should be based on the size of the website and the traffic you're expecting. If you're only getting a few hundred people, then you can start with a Business-level hosting package. However, I strongly recommend that you do NOT use the web server as the location that you're serving your video files - especially if they're 15 minutes to an hour long. If you have hundreds of files that length, then I would recommend you look into getting a Content Delivery Network (CDN) solution. If it's only a few files and you're not looking a gigabytes in video, then you can have them download it from the server. If you want an example of a CDN, check out Amazon's solution.

Note that the CDN would be in addtion to your hosting service. Remember that if you get a Business-level plan, you can upgrade as necessary. So, if you have only a small number of clients in the beginning, then I would recommend starting with either the Business Power or Pro plans. Then as you begin to grow your business, you can upgrade to a VPS or Dedicated server solution.

I hope that helps to clear up your question. Please let us know if you have any further questions or concerns.

Regards,
Arnel C.

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