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Why do so many people believe in unlimited hosting?

Discussion in 'Web Hosting' started by laranjagx4, Jan 30, 2013.

  1. laranjagx4

    laranjagx4 Regular Member

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    I'm just mad. For real. Here goes an advice. There is no such thing as unlimited. Even air is limited. I've seen so many people going for free unlimited plans, or freaking cheap unlimited plans. Damn, if you grow, your hosting costs will grow too, and the hosting company is going to either charge you more, or shut you down. Ins't that true?

    I've seen so many dissatisfied customers complaining on hosting forums about this topic.

    It's simple. If you want longterm quality, just pay for it. Don't go for anything unlimited. My host company has 900+ hosted websites and guess what, every single domain hosted has limits. This way we have no over usage, no abuse, no surprises.

    Then if you say "oh but hostgator and bluehost provide unlimited hosting and they're good".

    Alright, I agree with you BUT. If you over use it, get high traffic, etc, they're going to ask you to upgrade your plan. It's in their TOS. And you won't be able to complain about it.
     
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    I don't know about the bandwith limits, but they should say upfront that unlimited, upto 250k Files on a domain. If you are getting enough traffic though, paying extra shouldn't be a problem.
     
  3. dr.pepper

    dr.pepper Regular Member

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    Good advice. But treat yourself to a cuppa now :p
    Will chill you out ;)

    Sent from my GT-I9100 using Tapatalk
     
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  4. laranjagx4

    laranjagx4 Regular Member

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    Yes but still, there are people who complaint about everything. It's kind of that belief, "the costumer is always right".


    hahaha good, I just had some amazon mate tea ;)
     
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    xPWN1t Regular Member

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    You're likely mad you aren't able to sell as much as unlimited hosts do. Sorry but they out market you if they're pulling in more sales. Nothing is unlimited but we have unlimited internet plans, telephone plans, texting plans, etc. Do you really think everyone can go download an HD movie on their unlimited internet plan right now and the ISP will have the bandwidth to support that? They won't. Do you think everyone can start texting their whole contact list and it will all go through? No. Do you think if everyone who bought a plane ticket showed up on the plane we would be flying? No.

    It's marketing with pros and cons.
     
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    Greed sells, as evident, even if it's illogical greed.
     
  7. gatra

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    Weeell, in austria/germany its pretty normal to have unmetered traffic. I can use (and have used) SHITLOADS of traffic on my €10/month vssrver and its perfectly fine with my hoster. And they don't oversell at all.
     
  8. SombodyLoLz

    SombodyLoLz Junior Member

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    I get how hosting is cheap those days, but people don't get that cheap hosting can be harmful for your seo (loading time).


    Off topic:
    Dude, you are a brazillian living in boston?, I'm jealous.
     
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  9. 2011nfl

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    OP: You are right. I run a hosting site (which is a godaddy reseller plan) and we offer unlimited hosting. They told me that it is not really "unlimited" that if you use too much bandwidth they will make you buy dedicated servers and so on. Personally I don't like to false advertise, but I guess thats how they get rich. I just tell my clients (or future prospects) the truth like it is. That's the best way for me :)
     
  10. laranjagx4

    laranjagx4 Regular Member

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    No. I don't care if I host 100 500 or 1000 websites, hosting is not my main income. All the websites I host were developed by my agency and guess what, I charge from $70 TO $140 a month from each client because we also offer them included email marketing services and a X amount of website modifications per month + prompt support. And most of our clients are not hosted with us. But a lot o them have those unlimited plans, and when they start to have more power pulled out of their actual hosting, and things start to get slow, they come complaining to us, saying that they've paid for all that unlimited BS.

    I'm not in the hosting marketing buddy, I'm in the web development marketing.

    Yes bandwidth it's okay, but what about disk space, memory and processor power.

    Agreed.

    Off:
    Yeah I'm brazilian and I live in boston :) . But why jealous? I don't get it lol

    Yeah but atleast your clients know that it is not really unlimited. You have warned them and they are aware of it. So, if they host with you they are going to know that they would need to pay a better plan later.

    The thing is that most of the unlimited hostings kind of "hide" this fact, and then people get mad when they need an upgrade.
     
  11. abbesnetwork

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    For example I am using hostagator, with baby plan, with few websites that cumulates more than 60k visits each day and it works awsome
     
  12. Danny1111

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    It's a clever marketing ploy - because many/most people believe it... then they will pay whatever it takes to fix it because they don't understand it.

    I loved Hostgator when I used them for Shared Hosting - next to no downtime and excellent support ... but these days I wouldn't dream to use them.

    It is what is is - and yeah like the other guy said -- have a cup of tea .. lol.
     
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    Its marketing -- people dont realize how little they really need, so if your offered1GB vs unlimited which do you pick? And they dont read the TOS, so they dont see the -- your limited to xxx nodes, or xxx cpu or whatever else. We host as well, usually our own clients on our servers and a few leased ones too, and get a fair bit of traffic from people getting bit by the unlimited plans. I would like to offer unlimited, but since we run promos on WHT we cant, and I really dont like selling what they dont get.
    Bandwidth is pretty cheap but even that has limits -- you might use a ton of it, but get over what your host is allocated for that server and see what happens! And to be fair, they might have a unmetered 10 or 100 connection, but that can cost a fair bit per server. Also dont know Germany, but here in the states it can.
    I just laugh they want to run a 1,000 5,000 or even 10,000 a month business but dont want to pay 9.95 a month -- if there was unlimited plans, wouldnt Amazon or Facebook get rid of their servers?
     
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    I'm brazillian too, I don't really liking living here.
     
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    You're right OP! Thanks for the heads UP! :worm3:

    But, these are one of the kind of marketing
    :eek: . Over 90% of people loves unlimited even they use 2 - 3 sites.. they just plan to use unlimited in future :), So one uses more could realize it.. But am sure many people still believe unlimited who doesn't noticed this thread or reached limits :happysad:

    Cheers!
    Bart
     
  16. unclemike

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    Basically allot of people will not reach those limits. Oh well it is not right but a marketing standard these days in the
    hosting world.

    Cheers,
    Unclemike
     
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    this is very true, what do you think?
     
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    Hostgator is not unlimited. I was shut down with them in under a week.

    My new policy for hosting is if they say unlimited its crap.

    I only sign up if the REAL plan is listed on the sales page.
     
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    Yes. I was gonna mention that too. You beat me to it unclemike :) 99% of people will never reach the actual limit that they set, and the other 1% that do, they don't care if they lose the business because they would lose money if they let them have unlimited at that point anyways. Really, even for marketers, it's hard to reach the limit.