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Adequate User Disk Space Allotment? (8 posts)

  1. justbishop
    Member
    Posted 4 years ago #

    I'm thinking of using 3.0 when it comes out officially to run a network of WordPress based online shops, and am just wondering if 300mb would be a good amount of space to allow each user?

    I'd like users to be able to host at least 150 photos, and I can definitely offer a tutorial for them on how to reduce the filesize of their photos to make the most of their space. I am planning on offering to install any plugins needed, but keeping the themes offered to 2-3 options, with a CSS override plugin offering users more customization options.

    300mb would be the max that I'd be able to offer and still be able to make a small profit after paying hosting and advertising, so if I could get away with offering a bit less space per user, that would be good.

  2. Yes, that's a good start.

    You can always bump it up as you go, both across the network and on a site by site basis.

    By contrast, wp.com gives 1gig. Not all users will use all the space. About 10% will always want more. ;)

  3. justbishop
    Member
    Posted 4 years ago #

    Yeah, but wp.com is hosting blogs, so I'd imagine all of that space is useful for keeping all of your blogs/photos going back years. The stuff I'd be hosting would be shops, so as items (posts) sold, they could be deleted.

    Thanks for the insight, though. At least I know that 300mb wouldn't be impossibly minuscule :)

  4. The uploads space has absolutely nothing to do with the amount of posts. the posts are in the database, they do not count.

    I could write 10,000 word posts for a year, never upload an image or a file, and my uploads folder would be empty.

  5. justbishop
    Member
    Posted 4 years ago #

    Oh, I know...I'm just saying that if I were trying to host actual bloggers, I'd feel crappy about only giving them 300mb due to the limitations that would put on photo uploads for what is supposed to be a long term "home" for that sort of thing, KWIM?

  6. Ah, okay, gotcha. :)

    I only give mine 50megs. :D If they want to post a boatload of pictures, they can use Flick/Picassa/whatever. But that's for my site. ;)

  7. justbishop
    Member
    Posted 4 years ago #

    Well that's something to think about. One of the draws of my site will be that users could upload their product photos (rather than having to call them from photobucket or similar, which is what they're having to do on what would be my largest competitor). I wonder if 100-150mb would be sufficient?

  8. To start, sure. The option is easy enough to change as you go on. It's instant.

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