Today's Hard|Forum Post
Today's Hard|Forum Post

Thursday March 22, 2012

Cost of Hosting Megaupload Data Untenable

$9,000 a day to host the data for Megaupload's users? And you thought your internet bill was high. eek!

Carpathia Hosting filed an emergency motion this week in U.S. federal court in Virginia seeking protection from the expense of hosting the data of up to 66 million users. It says it is using more than 1,100 servers to store the 25 million gigabytes of data. In the motion filed Tuesday, the Virginia-based company said it is paying $9,000 a day to host the data, which works out to more than $500,000 since January.