Calculate Account Level Requirements

Data Transfer Calculator and Explanation Of Bandwidth Usage ( live streaming )

Streaming Media Bandwidth Usage Calculator
Enter the numbers below to calculate the approximate amount of bandwidth usage required.
Enter Number of Viewers Viewer{s}
Select Bit Rate{s}
Enter the average amount of time you expect viewers to log on.
Example: If your event is 60 minutes the average might be 20 minutes as some people might view 1 minute and some 10 minutes and some 60 minutes.
Bandwidth Required MBs
*After changing any number in the calculator please click the Calculate button to receive accurate bandwidth numbers! If you are running for multiple days simply multiply the Bandwidth Required times the number of days to get the approximate total bandwidth usage.


Video Hosting Prices ( Large Volume here ) –

  • 5 gig Storage

  • 100 Sim Connects
  • 50 GB of Transfer
  • $19.95 per Month
  • RTMP Video


  • 10 gig Storage
  • 500 Sim Connects
  • 100 GB of Transfer
  • $49.95 per month
  • Flash Streaming


  • 50 gig Storage
  • 1000 Sim Connects
  • 500 GB of Transfer
  • $99.95 per month
  • Flash Streaming


  • 100 gig Storage
  • 2500 Sim Connects
  • 3,000 GB Transfer
  • $199 per month
  • Flash Streaming


Simple to use interface – Control Panel is just a matter of – Upload, Generate Code, Publish! See how it works with this video overview


Lets say you have converted (encoded) an AVI or MPEG to an FLV or MP4 video file the size of about 10 MB (roughly 3-6 minutes long, depending on output settings).

Our FLV Hosting Starter Account offers up to 5 gig of storage space (your file requires 10 MB of storage space so thats well under capacity). Your monthly data transfer rate is up to 50 gigs (50,000 MB) per month.So, each time an end-user watches your 10 MB video clip all the way through from beginning to end, 10 MB of data transfer occurs across your network. If 10 end users watch your 10 MB streaming clip all the way through, 100 MB of data transfer occurs across your network, and so on. This means your one 10 mb file can be viewed around 5,000 times from beginning to end before attaining your standard account limits.

Naturally the example above is for a 10 meg file, so you may need to adjust the numbers to match the settings you intend to use on your account, and how many movies you wish to stream. You will receive an email should your account reach your chosen account limits.

You may need to upgrade your account for additional data transfer and storage options. If you think you need additional data transfer, select the Small Business or Corporate accounts from the outset. Storage space quotas cannot be exceeded. In order to upload more than your storage space quota you will have to upgrade to a larger account. The server will notify by email automatically when your monthly data transfer exceeds a predetermined amount.

The data transfer alert notification enables you to monitor your data transfer. The Current Data Transfer shows you the amount of data that has transferred this month. If you set the Alert Data Threshold below this level, you will receive an Email Alert momentarily.

Please keep in mind that the data transfer email alert notification although sent in "real time", there may be some time passed before you recieve it.

This means that when you receive the email alert, it is likely that a small amount of additional data will have already transferred.

Data Centers

Data Center locations
Atlanta | Chicago | Ft Lauderdale | Charlotte | Cincinnati | Jacksonville | Louisville | Nashville| Raleigh | Richmond | San Jose | Tampa |   

Redundant, high-capacity storage subsystems, ideal for applications that outgrow internal server disk capacity. RAID5 arrays with hot-swap hard drives, redundant cooling and power systems and capacities up to 11.6 TB per array. Multiple arrays can be grouped together for effective total storage exceeding 84 TB. Direct-attached SCSI interface provides high-speed disk I/O. 
Stateful inspection firewall, can be placed in-line with a single server or in front of multiple servers. Virtual Private Network (VPN) with up to 256-bit AES data encryption. Hardware* and software VPN clients available. Intrusion detection and prevention of hostile traffic such as Denial of Service (DoS). 
* Requires device on client-side network.



Supports a combination of up to 24 web and database servers in a farm. Servers can be added or removed as needed without service interruption.   Eliminates single point of failure. Failed servers removed automatically. The remaining servers handle client requests.  

Load Balancing


Persistent session control maintains client session on the same web server for the duration of the session. Distributes requests to servers based on real-time availability and load. Automatic load re-distribution when servers are added or removed. .Net Framework Remoting load balancing. Single Internet Information Server (IIS) management point for all servers. Single content repository and content propagation. Virtual Web Servers across single or multiple IP addresses. May be combined with MS SQL database failover cluster for total front/back end solution.
Distribute load across a group of front-end independent web servers managed centrally  

Our redundant servers provide high quality internet connection via NTT Verio, Qwest and Level 3 peering.

 FLV Hosting is physically attached to the NTT/Verio global Tier-1 network, a high-capacity network with private peering arrangements with all major Internet backbone providers as well as links to MAE East, MAE West, NY NAP and the Digital Internet Exchange. Redundant 10mbps standard with capabilities to 100mbps /1000 mbps with geographically dispersed OC-12 connections ensure continuous availability. The network utilizes Cisco® routers and switches. Every FLV Hosting server is directly connected to its own switched port. All routers and switches are redundant. FLV Hosting is one of very few companies offering unlimited Committed Information Rate (CIR) at extremely low prices.

FLV Hosting utilizes a state of the art data center featuring security (biometric hand scan for entry, on-site guard, 24×7 video surveillance), fire detection and suppression (FM 200 gas suppression), raised floors and temperature/humidity controls. Every FLV Hosting server is connected to central Uninterruptible Power Supplies (UPS) which in turn are backed up by diesel generators, making the data center self-sufficient for up to 3 weeks, if needed. The data center is housed in a category 5 rated building with concrete walls, roof and foundation, able to withstand category 5 hurricane wind forces. The data center does not share any exterior walls.

Our main data center is strategically located in the heart of Broward County. The 66,000 square-foot facility equipped with fully armed security and office facilities, incorporates a 22,000 square-foot, 18" raised floor data center with full 9 foot ceiling height.
Conveniently located between I-95 and Florida's Turnpike, just off Commercial Blvd. makes our center accessible from the Tri-county region.
In addition to the Data Center, we offer Disaster Recovery suites and seats called "SuiteAssure" and "Seat Assure". The central location, space flexibility and amazing connectivity has made it an ideal home for many Enterprise level and Fortune 500 corporations. During Hurricanes, the Broward County Emergency management system locates to this building. Thus, is fully sustainable for several weeks.  

The Data Center is built to the highest standards to ensure the integrity of your business and is manned by highly skilled professionals who are dedicated to providing you with the highest quality and most reliable services available today. 

Data Center Specifications:

Network  Fully redundant infrastructure Force10 E600 core devices Cisco GSR 12000 edge devices Diverse fiber entry points Tier-1 Bandwidth Providers NTT/Verio Level(3) Qwest, along with FPL backup.  

Data Center Specifications:

Facility Constructed to withstand beyond category 5 hurricane force winds 62,000sf total, 22,000sf raised floor Rack based colocation in full 45U cabinets Rack based colocation in half cabinets Cage based colocation in 8ft x 8ft, 8ft x 16ft, or custom sizes N+1 FPL Utility power feeds N+1 UPS redundancy (1.5 Megawatts) N+1 Generators (3.75 Megawatts) N+1 Redundant chillers for A/C

Data Center Specifications:

.65 millisecond UPS battery backup for entire building, giving 20 minutes for kickup of Power Generator N+1 Generators (3.75 Megawatts) 2 underground fuel tanks Supports data center at maximum load for 14 days without refueling 24/7/365 emergency service and maintenance by certified contractors

Data Center Specifications:

Fire Protection Highly sensitive VESDA smoke detection alarm system 24/7/365 Temperature monitoring FM200 Chemical fire suppression system