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  Post #46 (permalink)   12-21-2008, 09:35 AM
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There is no such thing as unlimited. It's simply a marketing strategy for web hosts.

If you read the terms of service for any of the unlimited hosts, it basically states that your account will be canceled if you use a high amount of resources. So yes, it's unmetered, until you use a certain amount of resources. Then it's very "metered".

That's why personally, I have never trusted a web host stating unmetered or unlimited bandwidth and/or disk space. Luckily, I have my own web hosting company now and don't have to worry about poor quality anymore
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  Post #47 (permalink)   12-26-2008, 02:39 PM
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Unlimited disk space is an impossible marketing gimmick.

on the other hand, unlimited bandwidth, depending on how a company defines it, is possible. unmetered bandwidth means the hosting company does not limit the amount of bandwidth a customer uses. however, it will only provide up to the max of the connection.
 
 
 


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  Post #48 (permalink)   12-26-2008, 08:16 PM
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I agree its a gimmick, but its possible to add more hard drives. Unlimited is no limit on how much space, but with a well written TOS, Unlimited is possible as long as the customer does not abuse the TOS.

Its how everyone define the word Unlimited.
 
 
 


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Unlimited is a relative term.
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  Post #50 (permalink)   12-28-2008, 04:59 PM
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Unlimited is a relative term.

No. It is not a relative term.
It is a lie. Period.
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No. It is not a relative term.
It is a lie. Period.
Agreed! Hosting shoppers should be aware of this fact and choose honest companies who do not oversell.
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are there unlimited size harddrives?
lol i saw one the other day it was the size of a house!
 
 
 


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lol i saw one the other day it was the size of a house!
Even a house has a roof! Lol
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  Post #54 (permalink)   12-31-2008, 12:12 AM
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Folks,

You would have better luck receiving a golden egg from the Easter Bunny or a date with the Tooth Fairy than every thinking you will actually be able to use unlimited bandwidth and disk space from the so called "unlimited" web hosting companies.

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Nothing is really unlimited, It's just a marketing tool for big companies

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I am new to web hosting industry and I am a little confuse about "unlimited XXXX" . Now my provider lets me have unlimited mysql databases, email acounts, domains, sub-domains but not disk space or bandwidth. Now I have finish my website and I am offering unlimited mysql databases, email etc... Since they allow me to do this, is it really bad for me as a company to offer that in your opinion? To me, its not lieing because my provider says I can.
 
 
 


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Just because your provider lies does not mean you have to.
If you are going to offer these things without restrictions then unmetered is an honest term. Unlimited is not.
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unlimited is not really true, thats a tricks only.

yes, you can see in your hosting panel, but the truth is when you reach big spaces and bandwidths you get maximum cpu limits so the provider will terminate your account.
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Just because your provider lies does not mean you have to.
If you are going to offer these things without restrictions then unmetered is an honest term. Unlimited is not.
Blue I like your thinking and realize I don't want to be associated with the unlimited crowd. Honesty is the best way to. I truly understand the whole "unlimited" thing.
 
 
 


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WOW Didnt think this would generate so much interest?

I was just trying to get a little banter about the debate, I am pleased that so many people have so much interest and with differing opinions too... Should have posed the question on our own forums.

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