I agree with most of you, I think that you should have realistic parameters for your account, we sell accounts with clear limits on diskspace, however we do not limit the bandwidth, we just advise on the connection speed. This caps the limit anyway and we clearly state that. Also in our adverts throughout the internet we advise that the bandwidth alhough not limited by us or our datacenter does have a natural cap created by the connection speed and time. This bandwidth limit is so high, mind you, that it could be classed as unattainable.
I am pleased this thread has created so much discussion, I think that unlimited offers will be around forever; there is no escaping them as there is nothing more to offer. However, threads and discussions like this one, pay a timely reminder to all prospective web developers and upcoming hosts to ensure that they are accustomed with the terms such as 'unlimited' and 'unmetered' and that they apply common sense when going for one of these offers.
- 'Unlimited' diskspace by its very definition is not possible, as it is a physical thing.
- 'Unlimited' bandwidth is always capped by the connection speed and time so ensure you check what the connection speed is and do your math.
As we have seen there is a descrepancy in views as to the differences between 'unlimited' and 'unmetered'.
I myself cannot really see much difference, the natural limit of this bandwidth figure is still the same whether sold as unlimited or unmetered.
So in conclusion, if you want to continue to add to this thread feel free.
However I have gotten enough feedback to feel assured that our limits are adequate and honest.
That ladies and gents was all I asked the question for.
'Good luck' to all you hosts out there and 'stay wise' all you prospective clients.
As a footnote of advice:
- keep it real, keep it honest and play morally sound. Ensure your clients have a great customer service and make every client count. Remember that building a hosting community is far better than growing a bunch of disgruntled customers. Above all remember that your clients are wanting their websites up and running 24/7 - This is the most important thing about hosting!
- Whether prosepective or well seasoned, continue to research the product and host you have. Instead of moving around for better deals all the time, try to change your host for the better, give some feedback and make some changes. Its only through client pressure that ridiculous and unfounded hosts will fail. Get the product you pay for and deserve!
Thanks for all your comments folks!!
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