What about Unlimited Bandwidth in Hosting?


Nothing is unlimited, be aware of it!!

What do you mean by unlimited bandwidth, and how any provider can provide unlimited bandwidth at such a cheaper cost. In hosting the main elements are web space and bandwidth. Disk space is the space you have allotted on the web server to store your website. Bandwidth is an amount you have available to transfer web pages from the web server to the browsers of visitors to your site.

“Suppose if you could get unlimited bandwidth for around $20.00 a month or less, so why isn’t Yahoo or Microsoft hosted there and why they are investing enormous resources and money in bandwidth and data transfer usage”.

If you are looking for unlimited bandwidth so you must be aware about the concept of unlimited bandwidth which described under following points.

  • Analysis of website for unlimited bandwidth qualification:-

A lot of hosts do this – if your site uses less than, say, 5 gigs per month, it qualifies for unlimited bandwidth. So before provide unlimited bandwidth it needs to analyze whether this site is qualified or not to allocate unlimited bandwidth. As soon as your traffic goes above that you no longer qualify for the unlimited bandwidth and are either charged for the excess or forced to move your site. In other words, it’s unlimited as long as you stay within the limits.

  • Restricted bandwidth.

If your site contains images, Mp3, zip, tar, exe, and number of file in which lot of graphics work done, so the bandwidth is not going to be unlimited and hosting provide will restrict you for your bandwidth usages.

  • Fake Commitment.

Some hosting provider say things like “We won’t penalize you for your success,” but once your site does become too popular, you find that your account has been deactivated or suspended. These are little backup plans they use as an excuse to deactivate an account, usually without refund, for whatever reason they want to. So always let the point clear in front of customers that we can provide this limit of bandwidth usage and if you reached the bandwidth usage limit that will cost some extra amount/month as per your requirement.

  • Why do they do it?

Hosts use false advertising because other hosts do it. They feel that user don’t know about bandwidth and what is the meaning of this?  Consumers also can’t assume how much bandwidth they required.

Statistically, most sites use less than 500 MB per month, which is 1/2 of one gig. Unless you are offering software or music or video downloads or are just very popular, you shouldn’t have to worry too much about bandwidth.

This entry was posted on Tuesday, July 14th, 2009 at 9:59 am and is filed under Dedicated Server. You can follow any responses to this entry through the RSS 2.0 feed. You can leave a response, or trackback from your own site.


4 Responses to “What about Unlimited Bandwidth in Hosting?”

  1. Saurabh says:

    i am really impressed with this article, in my opinion its more knowledgeable as well as more informative.

  2. This is quite informative. It is misleading making false claims in advertisement just to woo potential customers. The truth is such customers really get offended when they eventually discover the truth.
    You made it quite plain, there is nothing like UNLIMITED webspace or bandwidth. Even the giant corporations are limited to what they have in their PRIVATE SERVERS.

  3. govind says:

    this is very good information i found on net about bandwidth.. thanks :)

  4. Gold! you save my day ;)

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