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Unlimited Hosting – Why we don’t offer it – Why you shouldn’t fall for it

It seems that most of the “big” hosts have all gone to the latest catchphrase. Unlimited Hosting, Unlimited Bandwidth, Unlimited Disk Space. The Unlimited Plans sound great. You can send as much traffic that you want to your website, load as many files as you want and host a billion domains, all on one low cost plan.

The truth is however, nothing is Unlimited. Eventually, you’re going to hit a point to where your utilizing too much CPU time and your site will either be disabled or you’ll need to move up to a different plan. Read the fine print on those Unlimited Plans. You’ll find something in there of that nature. The problem is you don’t know at what point that might be.

Think about it. You’re on a shared server and everyone else on that server is on the same unlimited plan all paying some low price. Think about the cost the hosting provider has in order to offer that server and maintain it. So, how many customers do they have to stick on that server to make a profit? Hundreds. Obviously the hard drive is going to fill up at some point if everyone is using unlimited disk space. The bandwidth pipe will fill up as well, CPU usage will be maxed out. Your website speed will suffer in the process.

That’s why we don’t offer unlimited hosting plans. We clearly state the amounts allotted with each plan. This may cost us a few customers who would rather see that Unlimited keyword, but we don’t feel like misleading anyone. If you outgrow the bandwidth limitations on the shared hosting plans that we offer, then you’re more than likely going to need to move up to a VPS, Semi-Dedicated or Dedicated Server. So we want people to know that up front.

Since we don’t oversell, this allows us to specifically limit the amount of accounts on each server. We know the total amount of bandwidth/disk space that our customers are allowed, so we know when a server has really reached it’s max capacity. Yes, this cuts down on our profit margin, but we be believe in offering quality web hosting over quantity. With our plans, you know you’ll never be stuck on a server that is overloaded, overtaxed and cannot provide you with what your plan states that you should have.

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