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Hi guys,

Im not a programmer myself, but looking after a project and was hoping to get some advice. We're creating a social based game (similar to words with friends, draw something, ect) that will be transferring voice recordings which will be about 60-80kb in size. Having never worked with networks, im a little bit unsure as to what sort of setup will be needed. Was hoping to get a bit of advice on what you guys would recommend as a server (ive been told couchbase works really well) and associated costs. Guess just wanted a rough ballpark figure if we had 50-100k users, What would be a safe setup to get started with. Again im not a programmer or server tech, so go easy on me :) Thanks in advance

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You are missing some required information.

Concurrent users ( number users active on server at one time )
Needs of the server. Need to run your own code? Web server? What rights do you need?
Expected response time. Real time response needed, or is a delay fine?
Storage space requirements
Need a database?
What language is your programmer going to use?

For a frame of reference, I use an on demand provider, and pay about 160$ per server per month. The number of servers varies, but you can probably start with one.

Your other option is to go PaaS ( Platform as a Service ), like Google App Engine, or Microsoft Azure, to say nothing of the billions of Node and Ruby hosters popping up.



Hi guys,

Im not a programmer myself, but looking after a project and was hoping to get some advice. We're creating a social based game (similar to words with friends, draw something, ect) that will be transferring voice recordings which will be about 60-80kb in size. Having never worked with networks, im a little bit unsure as to what sort of setup will be needed. Was hoping to get a bit of advice on what you guys would recommend as a server (ive been told couchbase works really well) and associated costs. Guess just wanted a rough ballpark figure if we had 50-100k users, What would be a safe setup to get started with. Again im not a programmer or server tech, so go easy on me :) Thanks in advance

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Probably Ec2, Linux, RoR, S3/Cloudfront, RDS, looking at the game description, maybe php instead of RoR depending on your coders?

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