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Old 06-10-2019, 02:01 PM
 
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May the Force be with you. Also, several million in seed money and a full roster of people who actually know what they're doing.

There is absolutely nothing stopping you from creating a website with all the features you need; you might (want to) pay for commercial-grade hosting in the $100's rather than nickel-and-dime shared hosting. Open your doors, raise your banners, and see if you ever need more than one hosted, leased server. If that.

Yea probably minimum 5 to 10 million dollars...
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Old 06-10-2019, 02:06 PM
 
Location: Aurora Denveralis
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You might want to move away from the notion that a YT/Google/FB-challenging launch is the only option.

Build that solid site on starter hosting (at the leased-server level). If you're right about the massive demand for uncensored content, money, support, contributors and viewers will quickly drive expansion to any level necessary, up to and including your own server farm.

If you're wrong, you won't be in debt for the next two generations.
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Old 06-10-2019, 02:13 PM
 
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im looking into it
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Old 06-10-2019, 02:20 PM
 
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And keep in mind that leasing hosting, at any scale, is the equivalent of buying a construction truck. It's just one tool and you will need a vast amount of expertise to even present a starter site. Vaster yet if you want it to be of adequate performance and user quality. And all of that is well before anything to do with content, users, contributors, etc.
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Old 06-11-2019, 03:04 AM
 
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im looking into it

Little bit of advice if you are serious about this, renting a server is not something you just go out and do if you don't have knowledge of what you are doing. Even managed server has very limited support.



Assuming you are clueless go get a cheap shared hosting site for $5/month and play around with it. No idea what is available for video but research open source video platforms.
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Old 06-11-2019, 05:19 AM
 
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Malarkey...

Not my viewpoints. Conservative commentators, political comedians, and political content creators are being censored 9 to 1....and you know it
You have a really good idea, if you can attract investors. You need a compelling story as to why this product is needed, how large the market is, and how it will make money. Clearly, it's needed and there are millions of people who feel disenfranchised by the liberal-dominated tech companies, so I think it's an attractive proposition.

I read the other day that Youtube loses money, despite billions of views per day. I'm not sure whether this is because of ad blocking or some other reason. Youtube has tried to push its paid services but there seem to be few takers. They started life as a free website with volunteer individual content creators, and have morphed into a corporate dominated giant that does not reimburse its content creators.

Good luck with this and I would definitely take a look at the blockchain-based distributed video systems that are cropping up. They seem to be a viable alternative to the centralized mega-server farms, though they still have a lot of scaling up to do.
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Old 06-11-2019, 05:32 AM
 
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and have morphed into a corporate dominated giant that does not reimburse its content creators.

If you have an Adsense account you can enable ads on your videos and get a cut of the revenue. This is why there is so much copyrighted content that is available. When a DMCA to pull something is issued they will offer the copyright owner a cut of the revenue ad revenue to let it stay up.
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