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Disk Space & Bandwidth Quota Suggestions

Discussion in 'Web Hosting' started by afguy, Nov 20, 2009.

  1. afguy

    afguy Newbie

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    I'm thinking of purchasing a reseller account to host various websites. I would like some suggestions as to what is a decent quota for disk space and bandwidth. Maybe like a starting number and then increase as I see fit. Any suggestions welcome.
     
  2. trophaeum

    trophaeum Senior Member

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    find a host that is NOT offering some insane figures and just go with them

    10gig of space and 50gig of bandwidth should be more than enough to start with if your new to it all and if your host is offering that then at least you are somewhat likely to be able to use it

    see the previous threads about dirt cheap hosts along with zomg im suspended and they said unlimited and youll see what i mean
     
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  3. wiredmom

    wiredmom Executive VIP Premium Member

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    I'll second what Troph said :)

    You may want to look into a VPS as well. The price point on VPS compared to reseller accounts is pretty close, so it may be worth the investment just for the fact that you get to control more with a vps.
     
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  4. afguy

    afguy Newbie

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    Oops, I think I phrased my question wrong. :eek:
    What I meant to say was, what quota should I start my customers out with? Not sure what a decent amount of space/bandwidth for a customer with a small business would be. Is that how reseller accounts work? You assign the space/bandwidth quota per account? Maybe I have it wrong?

    Great information either way! I will also look into maybe getting a vps instead. Might also try out the trial simplysam. Thanks!
     
  5. bradsteves

    bradsteves Registered Member

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    Yup, that's how reseller accounts work.

    A new blog or small local business would be fine with 100mb/1gb. More if you are going to allow them to manage email (consider gmail allows 7gb) or if they have any traffic. The vast majority of websites have very few pages and see very little traffic.

    However, if either of these numbers are important you'll find that you're more likely to be boxed in by competitive pricing. You can easily find VPS instances for $5/month that allow XXX GB storage and XX GB/month.