Who likes unlimited? Who does not like it, especially when it comes to a reputable or famous brand, restaurant, company and etc? This “unlimited’ word is also very catchy in the web hosting industry. Features like unlimited disk space, unlimited bandwidth, and unlimited email accounts are the most popular among these hosting packages.
When we see offers like this, of course, we want to enjoy them. In this article, we will let you know what this so-called ‘unlimited’ really means.
Unlimited Disk Space
Web hosts really provide this ‘unlimited’ disk space but they restrict what you can use this for. Why? Because if all users really use this ‘unlimited’ disk space, then the hosts will also have to spend ‘unlimited money’ to buy an unlimited hard disk to provide space. A web host that offers realistic disk space is much better because mostly there is no restriction and you can do whatever you want with the space provided to you.
Before choosing your plan, it’s good to look for their ‘Terms of Service’ agreement first and check out what’s the limit of their so-called unlimited disk space.
When it comes to ‘unlimited’ bandwidth or data transfer, many people will be attracted to this kind of plan. The truth is you can not enjoy this all the time especially if your plan is shared hosting. Since your site also shares with other people, the performance of your site will be affected when other people run huge static websites that use enormous amounts of bandwidth.
If you do not want this, there is a better option- upgrade your plan or choose either VPS hosting or dedicated hosting. Choose a plan that you don’t have to share with others.
Unlimited Websites and Email Accounts
This offer is true and that’s because the provider knows this will never happen. For example, can you really create ‘unlimited email accounts? How will you manage those unlimited accounts? Or can you really create and publish unlimited websites? How will you promote all of it and make it successful? Impossible right?
When choosing a web hosting package for your website, don’t be fooled by the cheap prices promising you ‘unlimited’ features instead you need to pay more attention to the reliability and customer service rather.