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Do hosting companies care?

Discussion in 'Web Hosting' started by MiniMe777, Aug 3, 2010.

  1. MiniMe777

    MiniMe777 Registered Member

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    If you buy traffic in large ammounts such as 200,000 unique visitors per month do hosting comapnies care? If they find out you bought some junk traffic do they have the right to ban your account and take away hosting?
     
  2. fear91

    fear91 Regular Member

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    And why should they. They are being paid for HOSTING!
     
  3. Obay1

    Obay1 Regular Member

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    We do not care if you have vast amount of traffic, however I can't see why others would either. Just make sure you have the bandwidth to cover it.
     
  4. rthomp43

    rthomp43 Newbie

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    Yeah as long as you don't go over you Bandwidth limit then no!
     
  5. irdeto

    irdeto Regular Member

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    well i know extremewebhosting in australia does not give a crap. lol.
    they only have one plan - the unlimited plan for 3 or 4 bucks - and ive had no warnings or anything from them lol.
     
  6. jurupa

    jurupa Newbie

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    They only care if the increase in traffic eats up to much resources or presents a possible DOS attack. Other than that they don't care.
     
  7. qwidjib0

    qwidjib0 Newbie

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    I've operated a fairly large hosting company for the past 5 years, and can tell you first-hand, we generally don't care. :)

    There is one thing to look for however, a line in just about every shared hosting company's TOS - and that is this: they reserve the right to give you notice to leave if you eat up a certain % of system resources. This can be a bit obscure, since if you get large enough, sooner or later it's just plain going to cost them more than $5/month to host you.

    That said, if you're successful, sooner or later you'll end up in dedicated hosting, which is really better anyway (more control for you, you know the resources that you have, and it's generally much simpler to come by as many IP's as you want).
     
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    They would rather you get more traffic, because then your going to need more bandwith and a better server, which is more $$ for them.
     
  9. valentinc

    valentinc Newbie

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    Yeah, they suspended my account with a blog for eating up more than 2% of their resources:banned: