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  Post #16 (permalink)   11-27-2008, 11:14 PM
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Unlimited Storage and Traffic is a marketing concept hosting providers use. The fastest growing hosts all use this concept.

Unlimited Storage and Traffic does not mean unlimited CPU and memory usage. If a site started to use anything close to "unlimited storage" they'd obviously be using more than 10% of server resources which many of the large hosts have as a cpu and memory limit.

Sites will never use unlimited space cause the cpu and memory usage would limit that.

It's like selling a car that can go 200mph but you can't go that fast since the law restricts it. There are always other factors that can limit usage.

The unlimited hosts do not limit storage and traffic, but they do limit cpu and memory usage. They also limit the types of sites you can host like you can't use it for remote backups or host video sites.

"Unlimited" doesn't mean "no restrictions"

I understand everyone's point here, but unlimited storage and traffic is not going anywhere anytime soon. I too used to let it upset me but I see both sides of the issue now. Most of the top 20 hosting companies are unlimited now. If it was such a lie don't you think they would have been brought up on fraud charges by now?

BlueHost, HostGator, the list goes on an on of unlimited hosts... and most are the fastest growing hosts in the industry. Can that be so wrong?
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Unlimited hosting(Storage/Bandwidth) is really just a marketing trick played by hosting companies.
Unlimited hosting means there is no limit.this is not possible as there is no such server that has unlimited powers.
There is always a Limit.
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  Post #18 (permalink)   11-28-2008, 11:53 AM
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Unlimited is not really unlimited.. There is no server is the world that has unlimited space.. Unlimited hosting does give you A LOT of bandwidth and disk space (most likely more than you will ever need) therefore, I really wouldnt worry about it.
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  Post #21 (permalink)   11-28-2008, 09:45 PM
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Totally agree with this, however; the only thing I would argue about as a 'devils advocate', is the reality of 'unlimited bandwidth' and the said advertising of unlimited bandwidth.
In advertising this service the host could be excused in the fact that the host does NOT apply a limit therefore they could say it was 'unlimited (by them)'.

The fact remains that the bandwidth is naturally limited by the connection speed eg:

100Mbps dedicated connection
(100mbps x 60secs x 60mins x 24hrs x 30days = 259,200,000Mb)

1Gbps dedicated connection
(1Gbps x 60secs x 60mins x 24hrs x 30days = 2,592,000Gb)

Correct me if I am wrong! - PS this is shared throughout all users on the server! Even so it is so high it could be considered unlimited as it would take a miracle to reach it!
Plus technology even with fibre optics to your desktop pc would still not achieve this level or data transmission.
Hello,

I agree with you. When I said 'unlimited bandwidth' I meant there is a limit but to get to that point is alot. But, there is a limit. Hopefully, I have cleared the air.
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I have issues believing that anyone can properly oversell the services that they have to offer. Sometimes (esp. for newbies) it gets so insane that people are offering things they do not have. I guess I am just skeptical.
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There really is no problem with a company to offer unlimited resources, as we have heard here many large successful companies do offer just that - the proof in the sales technique is the supply of these services!

Uptime, business length and positive feedback are all things that a prospective new client should be examining before settling with a host. It is well known that 90% of us all have tried more than 2 hosts before becoming satisfied with our current provider!

Research is the key for the client, not only initially but throughout the term of hosting. Customer service and suppying demands is the responsability of the Host, you will never find a successful Host operating without these whether they offer unlmited resources or not!
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There really is no problem with a company to offer unlimited resources, as we have heard here many large successful companies do offer just that - the proof in the sales technique is the supply of these services!
So it's OK to be a liar and practice dishonest business as long as your sales are good?

I will never buy this argument.
Yes. People may fall for this scam but that doesn't make it right.

Fortunately there are clients out there that prefer to have an honest relationship with the host and don't always go for the cheapest quickie that is on offer.

Fortunately there are people out there that don't just run a personal blog and actually depend on their sites being online that don't fall for these scams.

This is what keeps honest hosts in business even though we may not be the "big guys".
 
 
 


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So it's OK to be a liar and practice dishonest business as long as your sales are good?

I will never buy this argument.
Yes. People may fall for this scam but that doesn't make it right.

Fortunately there are clients out there that prefer to have an honest relationship with the host and don't always go for the cheapest quickie that is on offer.

Fortunately there are people out there that don't just run a personal blog and actually depend on their sites being online that don't fall for these scams.

This is what keeps honest hosts in business even though we may not be the "big guys".

Hey Hey hang on a minute... Noone said it was ok to lie! I neither support nor dissaprove of the unlimited resource pitch. I merely started this thread for some healthy discussion on the reality of this idea. Personally I don't believe that a host should offer Unlimited diskspace as it is not realistic. My quote about playing devils advocate over the presence of an unlimited bandwidth arguement was purely from the fact that it was physically limited by connection speed and time.

We (ACE4SPACE) are not the smallest fish but by no stretch of the imagination are swimming with the big fish in this pond, therefore we understand what you are saying.

We believe that the essential thing a host should be offering is good customer service, value and reliability.

The main course of action for a client looking for a host is research! I started the thread to bring to attention the pitfalls of purchasing hosting from a host that offers unrealistic resources without a history of customer satisfaction and quality, thats all...

I am sure you will agree that if it saves one person from being disappointed then this thread was worth all the posts!
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Nothing is unlimited, so I definitely wouldn't choose a host that advertised unlimited resources.
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Nothing is unlimited, so I definitely wouldn't choose a host that advertised unlimited resources.
HaHa you post a oneliner followed by your signature that reads 'Hivelocity - The UNMETERED Specialists'

Not being funny but thats ironic!
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HaHa you post a oneliner followed by your signature that reads 'Hivelocity - The UNMETERED Specialists'

Not being funny but thats ironic!


There is a very big difference between offering Unmetered and Unlimited.

One is a reality and one is a blatant lie.

There is nothing ironic about it.
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