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Does Unlimited / Unmetered Hosting Exist?

Recently, web hosts have been touting unlimited, un-metered hosting. At first, this sounds like an ideal situation but it’s neither sustainable or a good business move.

Machines have limits, a factory can only produce some many items in a day, barbers or stylists can only complete a few clients’ daily requests. Would it be wise for a stylist to claim it can complete 100 clients in a day? No, everything has a limit, and all good things must come to an end.

The same remains true for the computers which host websites. They have restraints including bandwidth, processing power and hard drive space. Hard drive companies recently introduced 1 terabyte hard drives, which offer unprecedented amounts of space. Yet, through all the technology innovations the “unlimited” hard drive has yet to be created.

The companies that offer these services generally offer them at “to good to be true” prices. These companies hope that bargain buy customers will bite at the wonderful deal, only to find out later the servers can not handle all the requests. Once, the computers are pushed to and beyond their limits they begin to break down.

How would you feel if every time you visited your favorite store, you found it closed? Or your stylist was booked solid everyday? You would be forced to book your services weeks in advance or change to another business. When your web host becomes to busy site reliability falls, information starts getting lost and your visitors stop visiting.

When can I use unlimited/un-metered hosting?

The perfect situation to use unlimited hosting is for a small website which uses a small amount of resources. The best websites include sites that do not include videos, music, (most unlimited hosts limit media files) although this defeats the purpose of having unlimited hosting. You want to make sure your website will remain live even when others are eating up the host resources.

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