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why do "unlimited" webhosts get a bad rep?

savery
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I'm kind of a noob when it comes to servers, so forgive me if this is naive.

We live in a finite world, so I know there really is no such thing as unlimited. But if a web host offers unlimited storage and/or bandwidth, is that frowned upon? It's no different than unlimited data on phone plans, and unlimited data is super popular.

Seems like if you run a high traffic blog or forum,van unlimited webhost might be a good option as a "just on case".

What is your take?

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diana658
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@saveryfloridablue wrote:

I'm kind of a noob when it comes to servers, so forgive me if this is naive.

We live in a finite world, so I know there really is no such thing as unlimited. But if a web host offers unlimited storage and/or bandwidth, is that frowned upon? It's no different than unlimited data on phone plans, and unlimited data is super popular.

Seems like if you run a high traffic blog or forum,van unlimited webhost might be a good option as a "just on case".

What is your take?


Hello, 

 

Your question is quite valid and it’s a common topic of discussion in the web hosting community. The term “unlimited” in web hosting often refers to storage and bandwidth, but it’s important to understand that this is a marketing term rather than a literal one. In reality, no web hosting provider can offer truly infinite resources due to hardware and infrastructure limitations.

Most “unlimited” hosting plans come with a fair use policy, which means that while they don’t have hard limits, they do expect you to use the resources within a reasonable range. If your website’s resource usage starts to impact other users on the same server, the hosting provider may ask you to upgrade to a more suitable plan.

For a high traffic blog or forum, an “unlimited” plan can indeed be a good starting point as it provides a safety net for growth. However, it’s crucial to read the terms of service carefully to understand the provider’s definition of “unlimited” and to be aware of any potential limitations or restrictions that could affect your website’s performance.

If your site continues to grow, you might eventually need to consider more robust hosting options like a virtual private server (VPS) or dedicated hosting, which offer more dedicated resources and better performance for high-traffic sites. Always keep an eye on your site’s resource usage and be prepared to scale up if necessary. 😊

 

I hope it's helpful for you.

 

Best Regard,
diana658