Using P2P Technology on Your Server

When you hear the term P2P (peer-to-peer), you probably associate it with file sharing technology like BitTorrent. ¬†You may even associate it with illegal file sharing and torrent sites like The Pirate Bay. ¬†Obviously, you are free to run P2P file sharing sites on your server if you want, but […]

Monitor Bandwidth with BandwidthD

Bandwidth is not free, and if you were to believe everything ISPs said, you might believe a war over bandwidth will be as violent as one fought over oil. With ISPs throttling bandwidth, and hosting companies fighting for every last cent of bandwidth, it is no surprise that the word bandwidth can strike fear […]

Peer-to-Peer Content Delivery Networks (CDN)

Content Delivery Networks disperse content from a website over strategic global locations, allowing users to access content more quickly, while also reducing bandwidth costs and server loads. One form of CDN uses peer-to-peer (P2P) technology to achieve this goal.
Most people are familiar with peer-to-peer as it relates to illegal file sharing. […]