Dolphin 6.1 is the latest version of one of the best open source software that helps you build any kind of online communities like social networks, dating sites or portals. There are two versions: one with ads, the other ads free, out recommendation is to get the ads free one ($39/year or $99/unlimited) so you can put your own ads and make money. The investment is well worth it!
Here are the technical requirements your hosting account must meet. There are many, many web hosting companies out there, but only a few support Dolphin on their plans - the ones with ffmpeg hosting plans. We tested and recommend the following providers for your Dolphin powered community:
HostUpon, our favorite web hosting company now offers FFMpeg Hosting on all hosting plans: unlimited disk space and bandwidth, can host unlimited domains for $4.95/mo, 30 day money back guarantee, 99.9% uptime guarantee, and 24/7/365 support with typical response times of 15min or less. All the modules you need to start a Video website, Youtube Clone or Social Network with Video uploading are already installed. Sign up at HostUpon now!
ImageLeet will install and test Dolphin for free, all the plans come with FFmpeg, FFmpeg-php, mplayer+mencoder, Flvtool2, Libogg, Libvorbis, Lame Mp3 encoder by default. The prices start at $4.95 /month, the basic plan includes 4,000 MB diskspace and 100 GB traffic, one can anytime upgrade their plan. Paypal or 2Checkout and the payment methods. ImageLeet provides an excellent 24/7 support.
AptHost, a pioneer in ffmpeg web hosting provides free Dolphin install, a free domain and it will transfer your account, files, databases and scripts for free. Packages starts from $2.95 a month with 5GB space and 100GB traffic.
HostForWeb matches Dolphin's technical requirements and provides a reliable hosting service with great 24/7 support. For $4.95 a month you get tons and tons of features, scripts and pre-installed packages.
CirtexHosting has packages from 5GB/100GB/$2.99 to 30GB/1500GB/$12.99. They also provide free script installation, account transfer, lots of features and all the plans are video shared enabled.