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  Post #16 (permalink)   03-20-2013, 06:23 PM
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Even if you were paying 1 million a month you wont get promised unlimited GB of disk space as their is no such thing
Yes there is, when the limit referred to is the artificial/arbitrary limits, aka quotas, imposed by provider. To convince others that hosts are referring to the hardware and not the quota is just FUD marketing.

Just look at your disk quota in your windows computer right now. By default it is set as "No Limit" = "Unlimited." The size of the drive is irrelevant.

If you believe your own nonsense you should return your computer right now and get your money back!

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It is all about value for money and cost effectiveness. You may choose a cheap but stable hosting for your WordPress site for example since you may not need the 24/7 support, but you would probably pay premium for a critical piece of infrastructure that runs your mail, sql, file shares, etc.
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  Post #18 (permalink)   04-11-2013, 05:02 AM
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Cheap hosting plan provider are also affordable and it doesn't means that they compromise in services.

You just need to check for your requirements with a web host provider.
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  Post #19 (permalink)   04-11-2013, 05:05 AM
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Like all things, I'm a fan of going for something midpriced. You don't need to buy a Ferrari, but at the same time, that old Ford isn't going to cut it. Just go with something in the middle.
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For me, price alone doesn't tell me how trustworthly the host is.

In the days before I started my hosting company, I would look at one thing though and that's the whois on the domain. If the domain's privacy protected then that host was off my list.

It always made me wonder. Why is the host using privacy protection to his/her information?

I've used privacy protection on a few personal domains but would never use it on company domain.

But for the price vs trust thing. I've seen prices so cheap that it made me cringe. A host I came across a few years ago was offering unlimited hosting for 30 cents/per month.

That host went out of business and no wonder. After the processing fees, you'd never make anything.

At that price I definitely wouldn't trust the host.

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A host I came across a few years ago was offering unlimited hosting for 30 cents/per month.
This still happens. Look at the prices of some reseller/master reseller listings on ebay.

People will get a cheap $2 a year reseller hosting plan and then call themselves a web host as they are now offering unlimited plans for peanuts and when anything goes wring they have no idea on how to fix this, so just packup and leave.
i sometimes like testing some of these so called ebay hosts with simple questions and i actually come across 1 a few months back that had no idea what DNS was or what a dedicated IP was.
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had no idea what DNS was or what a dedicated IP was.
People think. Hey I'll throw up a website and some software, become a web host and make millions overnight.

I hear of this a lot on forums, people asking for help on these things when they're already running a web hosting business, they ask how do I restart my server etc. All the stuff a web host should already know.

If you don't know about these things and still want to start a web hosting company, at least hire someone that does know what they're doing to run the servers.

I didn't just jump into the hosting business overnight, I started learning web servers and the commands etc when I was 13 (I'm now 25) so I prepared myself before jumping in.

I had dreams of starting my own web hosting business at 13, but I did the sensible thing and waited as I wasn't really prepared and I'm sure things would've been disastrous if I had started the business at 13.

Also reminds me of a host I used 5 years ago. The host had just started and I decided to give them a chance. I signed up, everything went fine for a few months.

Then all of sudden I couldn't access my site. I let host know after 3 hours of waiting for the service to come back.

The guy there responded saying he couldn't figure out why the websites couldn't be accessed because the server was online.

I responded saying maybe the http Daemon needs started.

He responded back 20 minutes later saying that he didn't know how. "Face palm" Though I do give him credit for being honest. lol

I gave him the instructions on how to do it and my site was back online 10 minutes later.

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I think a lot of people initially start out solely focused on price. Once they start using it for a specific purpose or task, other variables come into play.

We've been trying to balance this and not sure if we've hit that happy medium.
 
 
 


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It depends on how cheap. If they are offering unlimited space and bandwidth I stay way.
Any other host I will look at as long as they are not charging more then 25 for shared.
 
 
 


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Same here, unlimited disk space is a joke, and would never go down that route. I like to know exactly what Im paying for.
When I used to buy shared hosting, I always went with the cheapest provider I could find. Most of the stuff I was hosting was for testing purposes anyway, and really uptime was not an issue.
 
 
 


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Same here, unlimited disk space is a joke, and would never go down that route. I like to know exactly what Im paying for.
When I used to buy shared hosting, I always went with the cheapest provider I could find. Most of the stuff I was hosting was for testing purposes anyway, and really uptime was not an issue.
Why is it a joke? There are several provides which are known to provide quality unlimited hosting, the same as you would get with normal hosting.
 
 
 


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Are you saying that because you offer unlimited?
I took one look at your site and closed it after I saw unlimited.
I have had far to many issues with the hosts that I have tried that had unlimited that I would never go with one again. No matter how good they say they are.
Most of them limit something else like inodes, which is not unlimited. Some of them have such a low number that I would not be able to host with them any way. I have well over 100,000 inodes.
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I have had far to many issues with the hosts that I have tried that had unlimited that I would never go with one again. No matter how good they say they are.
You can say the same about companies that equally do not offer unlimited space/bandwidth plans. I've had my share of experience with all kinds of them. Unlimited plans have become so common nowadays (not that I think it is okay or not), that it all comes down to (a) the way the company managed their "unlimited" infrastructure and (b) common sense of buyers. If your website is busy and heavy, you should probably have enough knowledge to assume a shared hosting environment won't be the proper kind of solution for you.

However, in the defense of clients, unfortunately most do not possess that kind of knowledge because the common spread of unlimited offers persuade customers in the opposite - is that an unlimited plan suits all.
 
 
 


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However, in the defense of clients, unfortunately most do not possess that kind of knowledge because the common spread of unlimited offers persuade customers in the opposite - is that an unlimited plan suits all.
price is also a factor these days.

3 YEARS UNLIMITED INTERNET WEB HOSTING WORDPRESS ECOMMERCE JOOMLA OPENCART 4.99

UNLIMITED Cpanel hosting 1.50 per year

just 2 i found on ebay

compared to a limited plan for 5 + a month

so where are people going to go
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We are working with the assumption that dominant majority of people find web hosting services by searching the web, not on Ebay. Price is a factor, but not as important when talking about the Unlimited goodness that in most cases costs less than $10/month. No difference betweem a $4, $5 or $7/month plan, when everything has no limit, it'll come down to who has a better looking website (by "better", I mean more trustworthy).
 
 
 
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