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  Post #31 (permalink)   12-01-2008, 02:00 AM
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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.
I fail to see the difference between unmetered and unlimited please can you tell me the difference?

This is an honest question, not looking to victimise...
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Obviously no one can offer unlimitied... But with some many companies advertising unlimited web hosting it is almost a requirement for a hosting company to advertise "unlimited hosting" in order to be competative.
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You need to really check CPU limits and terms of services, if you are checking any unlimited hosting webservices.
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I fail to see the difference between unmetered and unlimited please can you tell me the difference?

This is an honest question, not looking to victimise...
Don't worry, I don't take questions as an assault.

If I offer a client a set bandwidth, say 10Mbps per month, I can offer that at unmetered. This means that the client can use the entire 10Mbps pipe but they will run out of bandwidth if it goes above that.

If I offer a client a 10Mbps per month pipe and suggest that it is unlimited bandwidth then it would be a lie.

Everything has a limit.

For the record, I'm not a fan of the "unmetered" term either, but it is an honest term as opposed to "unlimited".
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Don't worry, I don't take questions as an assault.

If I offer a client a set bandwidth, say 10Mbps per month, I can offer that at unmetered. This means that the client can use the entire 10Mbps pipe but they will run out of bandwidth if it goes above that.

If I offer a client a 10Mbps per month pipe and suggest that it is unlimited bandwidth then it would be a lie.

Everything has a limit.

For the record, I'm not a fan of the "unmetered" term either, but it is an honest term as opposed to "unlimited".
Thanks for that. Appreciated you taking the time to comment.

I didnt realise the difference but on reflection what you say is fair!

I will review an items in our own packages that this effects.
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There is nothing unlimited in this world
 
 
 


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  Post #37 (permalink)   12-10-2008, 01:43 PM
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Wow this is interesting. So I guess it's not really unlimited. It's kind of like nothing is free. For example cell phone services that claim free nights... but um... aren't you paying for free nights? So how then is it free? Same concept here how is it unlimited?
 
 
 


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Offering unlimited webspace and bandwidth is just a way to make people pay for something that is mostlikely not worth it.
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Show me a place where I can buy an unlimited hard drive in a store, and I'll buy two, one for me, and one for you! Unlimited just doesn't exist, there's ALWAYS a limit.

Overselling is done by many hosts, it's a shame. If you have a server with a 400GB hard drive and you're paying $140/month for the machine and bandwidth (low end machine), how can someone offer 50GB of disk space for $3.95/month without overselling! It's all a scam with unlimited hosts and extreeme disk space & bandwidth for pennies.
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I personally think that unlimited will never be unlimited
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its unmetered when it unlimited.
 
 
 


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I agree unlimited is not everything it is advertised to be. However, I think only a few companies are looking to mislead anyone. We for example offer unlimited, simply because it is easier for our members to understand. Generally, in my experience, the majority of the small business, eCommerce and personal web sites we host are not out there just generating traffic unless they are up to something else, such as illegal file sharing. Here’s our take on the unlimited concept. Just my 2cents.
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I agree unlimited is not everything it is advertised to be. However, I think only a few companies are looking to mislead anyone. We for example offer unlimited, simply because it is easier for our members to understand. Generally, in my experience, the majority of the small business, eCommerce and personal web sites we host are not out there just generating traffic unless they are up to something else, such as illegal file sharing. Here’s our take on the unlimited concept. Just my 2cents.

A lie is a lie period.
You can justify it any way you want but it doesn't change the fact that it is a lie.
You are making an offer that is impossible.
You are trying to mislead people just as much as any other host that lies about unlimited hosting services.
You seem to have a low opinion of your clients if you think they can't understand limits.
 
 
 


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I like to look at unlimited offers this way: if you purchase a limited plan with 200gb storage, etc, that is in the same way as purchasing an unlimited plan. The limit there is unrealistic so why not remove the limit at all.
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You seem to have a low opinion of your clients if you think they can't understand limits.
Well, maybe "easier to understand" is not the best choice of words. The members we attract care more about the service we provide and building their on-line business and the number of transactions their sites are processing than the amount of disk or traffic they are using.
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