ourcoolroom asks: "I work for a small regional ISP and we are facing a problem which I'm sure anyone who has tried to read a slashdotted article is well aware of. There are times when a large amount of bandwidth is needed for a short period of time. In our case, a few years ago we had a little 250kB Shockwave Christmas card developed. Any suggestions for hosting something that needs a pile of bandwidth for only 4 weeks or so a year would be appreciated.""We weren't particularly impressed with the results so we didn't distribute it, but we did have it on a sub-domain of our website. It sat around for a year or so, and then about the first week of December all of our data circuits were buried. Apparently a link to the card had started to make its way around in an email. We were able to find a place to host the Shockwave file last year, and towards Christmas transferred around 230GB a day just of the Shockwave file. We don't really stand to make any profit so we can't put a huge bankroll on this project, but we would like to have it up for holiday goodwill (that and it's really cool for a company our size to have a page with over 1,000,000 hits/day). We have thought about distributed downloading via BitTorrent, etc, but we feel many of the people who would view the card would not be that savvy."