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  Post #31 (permalink)   02-09-2011, 10:58 AM
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I agree. I think a number of companies use the theory that companies won't use what they provide them. I think this is a dangerous model and over the long run it will be hard to provide as bandwidth use goes up. We run a datacenter in Chicago and we know the costs involved in just bringing in the bandwidth. Giving a client who is paying $10 month 100 mbps is impossible if they use it. So we never play these games and try and provide clients with a fair amount but let them know their is a cost if they use more. We also don't tend to get the really cost sensitive clients but that works to our advantage since we tend to deal with larger business clients.
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  Post #32 (permalink)   02-10-2011, 03:34 PM
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If you buy from them you don't really have unlimited space or bandwidth you have access to a server that has a ton of space on it but so do a lot of other people so if they are charging you a lot for this package you should reconsider changing packages or go to a new company to get a new package that fits your needs, so you don't waste your money.
 
 
 


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  Post #33 (permalink)   02-10-2011, 11:55 PM
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Hi unlimited does not mean unlimited it is only to fill your required space. and obviously it is impossible even they don’t have such space
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If it doesn't mean unlimited then offering it is a lie.
Why would anyone want to do business with a company that feels the need to lie to get customers?
 
 
 


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  Post #35 (permalink)   02-24-2011, 09:48 AM
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There is nothing called unlimited domain or bandwidth, it is just a marketing strategy to attract client. Please read TOS carefully before going for any hosting plan of that company.
 
 
 


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  Post #36 (permalink)   03-02-2011, 04:21 PM
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they are all investing huge at first, thats how they do it good. It would cost a lot to provide that kind of service, for small companies.
Yet, im not in favour of unlimited hype.
 
 
 


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You can translate unlimited space as "all space on the provider HDD". But please note that there could be a simple Linux quota on your account and the HDD gets smaller then for you
 
 
 


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There is no real unlimited. You need to read their TOS before signing up. Provider will most likely terminate or request to pay for account upgrade if customer exceed certain amount of usage.
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You can translate unlimited space as "all space on the provider HDD". But please note that there could be a simple Linux quota on your account and the HDD gets smaller then for you
No. You can't.
Unlimited means without limit. Period.
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Basically it is a marketing game to plans with large resources to customers and it has been very efficient over the years.

More people go with unlimited hosting although knowing that there is nothing unlimited. There should be no hesitating going with unlimited plans but reviewing host's terms of services is very important.
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Basically it is a marketing game to plans with large resources to customers and it has been very efficient over the years.

More people go with unlimited hosting although knowing that there is nothing unlimited. There should be no hesitating going with unlimited plans but reviewing host's terms of services is very important.
Very few actually take the time to read a hosts TOS before signing up and then find out the hard way that their "unlimited" plan is not so "unlimited" after all.
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I'm curious - how many combined clients - across all unlimited providers - do you suspect there are? And of those, how many do you suspect have been burned because they didn't read or misunderstood their providers TOS? I wonder what the end ratio would be - from satisfied to unsatisfied clients.
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I'm curious - how many combined clients - across all unlimited providers - do you suspect there are? And of those, how many do you suspect have been burned because they didn't read or misunderstood their providers TOS? I wonder what the end ratio would be - from satisfied to unsatisfied clients.
I would think a large majority of the clients wouldn't use their account enough to cause any resource usage issues, so they would never have any complaint.

It would be the select few that actually try to run something resource intensive and get the boot.

So the amount of disgruntled clients would be minimal in comparison to their overall client base.
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I would think a large majority of the clients wouldn't use their account enough to cause any resource usage issues, so they would never have any complaint.

It would be the select few that actually try to run something resource intensive and get the boot.

So the amount of disgruntled clients would be minimal in comparison to their overall client base.
Let's take it one step further - what do you estimate is the percentage of clients who got the boot who probably knew it was coming versus those who were genuinely surprised?
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Let's take it one step further - what do you estimate is the percentage of clients who got the boot who probably knew it was coming versus those who were genuinely surprised?
Honestly? I think most wouldn't see it coming, because very few people take the time to read a TOS.

The ones who would see it coming are those who are deliberately trying to abuse the service.
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