Originally Posted by The-Pixel
Unlimited is really not unlimited. I think web hosting companies tell you this as a way to sucker you into thinking they are the best because they can offer unlimited. Everything has a limit - your diskspace and bandwidth. If you have a 500GB harddrive saying it is unlimited is completely wrong. It will only hold up to 500GB worth of data.
Totally agree with this, however; the only thing I would argue about as a 'devils advocate', is the reality of 'unlimited bandwidth' and the said advertising of unlimited bandwidth.
In advertising this service the host could be excused in the fact that the host does NOT apply a limit therefore they could say it was 'unlimited (by them)'.
The fact remains that the bandwidth is naturally limited by the connection speed eg:
100Mbps dedicated connection
(100mbps x 60secs x 60mins x 24hrs x 30days = 259,200,000Mb)
1Gbps dedicated connection
(1Gbps x 60secs x 60mins x 24hrs x 30days = 2,592,000Gb)
Correct me if I am wrong! - PS this is shared throughout all users on the server! Even so it is so high it could be considered unlimited as it would take a miracle to reach it!
Plus technology even with fibre optics to your desktop pc would still not achieve this level or data transmission.