Originally Posted by ServerMan
I do not know for myself, but I was told that some resellers have 5GB of space, but sell out 6 - 8 GB of space in hopes that their customers will not use the full alotted space, so they can make more money. I am not sure if this is a common practice or not, but I think you should know.
This is one of the things I am concerned about.
I used to be a hosting company called Servage and they offered a lot of space and bandwidth. I planned on starting an arcade website with them. I got my arcade popular and everything was going smooth until one day I got the dreaded "This site has been shut down, please conatct billing for more information," message. I tried logging into my Control Panel and it didn't work so I sent an e-mail to them. I received an e-mail stating that my hsoting was shut down due to too many resources being taken up.
I had checked my stats the day before and I didn't even reach up to 10% of the specifications they showed in their advertisement.
I'm just hoping that a situation like that never occurs again.