There have been lies spreading around talking negatively about Unlimited Web Hosting Services. This article is written to make clarification, define, give conceptual examples and reasons for Unlimited Web Hosting.
It is true that some fraudulent web hosting companies are using this plan to attract more sales while offering poor server-side services. I my self in the past tried some companies offering this services and end up getting less than 95% up-time server against 99% recommended.
But this does not imply to all companies. If you do your own research you will discover many companies offering these services at the same time maintaining their 99.9% of uptime server plus many other quality services available in other standard shared server packages/plans
The best way to know if the company is reliable is to look for customer review either online or the current or ex customers for that company. Most of them will give you the information.
If you rely on allegations posted by competing companies about the service, expect always to get the biased opinions and feedback and in many cases the NEGATIVE ones
What is Unlimited Web Hosting Plan?
This is a shared hosting plan with the following attributes
- Unlimited Disk space
- Unlimited Bandwidth
- Unlimited Email Accounts
- Unlimited Databases
- Unlimited Database space
- Unlimited Addon, parked or sub domains
- Unlimited ftp accounts
Other Unlimited Services Packages
Unlimited web hosting is concept exists which is similar to other applied concepts as follows:
Scenario #1: Unlimited Food Serving (Buffet Service)
All are aware that you can enter to luxuriant hotel and pay for unlimited meals service known as buffet service.
When a customer pays the meal, he/she will serve himself or herself unlimited food he/she can eat alone and at one session.
This concept is used basing on the fact that the stomach that take the food is limited and it cannot consume all the food expect to the standard know quantity. The main purpose hear is to remove limits and unnecessary restrictions to the client while eating.
Scenario #2: Unlimited Cruise and Travel
This is a concept where a customer can pay a set amount of fee to travel anywhere in the world at any time with he/her family until death.
Again here the time a client has for travel is limited, likewise the number of family members is limited
Again the concept here is to remove unwanted/unnecessary limitations and restrictions to the customer and his family while traveling for holiday or rest.
Back to Unlimited Web Hosting
Contrary to the negativity of the other parties about this concept, unlimited hosting has been invented for the same reason of removing unnecessary restrictions and limitations to the clients.
This plan keep in mind that the customer demand in terms of web content quantity in the server hard disk is limited and usage of bandwidth by website visitors is also limited.
Basing on the same customer convenience this plan remove unnecessary limitations and restrictions to the customer related to resource usage etc.
No one will meter your usage like:
- Disk space
- Database space
- Addon, parked or sub domains
- ftp accounts
Fair Usage Policy
This policy is in use not only for Unlimited Web Hosting but for all shared hosting. The policy intent to harmonies the usage of the content in the server so that your problem cannot affect others.
We put some restrictions via Fair Usage Policy in the following parameters in order to maintain quality services and avoid website attack and service abuse. This type of policy if not implemented the service will have no meaning since it is vulnerable for web security and abuse.
- CPU usage
- Physical Memory usage
- Virtual Memory usage
- I/O usage
- Entry processes allowed
- Number of processes allowed
- Email send per hour
- Disk Usage Increase Rate (just monitoring)
- Bandwidth Usage Increase Rate (just monitoring)
The parameters above if monitored well can diagnose the fare usage of the service or abuse and sometime attack.
However, the experience of implementing this plan has shown that in every 100 users only one or 2 users are affected by this policy in a month. This means that the service is useful to many website owners than what other are spreading lies about the plan
For abuse we mean some time the account owner can convert the account usage to be an online storage where a lot of DVD and software are stored contrary to the purpose of the account. You can host DVD or software if and only if the contents are part of the website design and host.
Another abuse comes from poor coded script that is overusing unnecessarily the server resources. It is an obligation of the webmaster (website owner or its employee) to make sure that all scripts are ethically coded and operate as intended to be.
If the script is over using these resources, other users in the same server will be experiencing the same problems. To protect them we have no option but to suspend temporarily the account causing the problem until the problem is solved by the webmaster.
If the account is under attack, the parameters above will read abnormal, in many cases will shoot up.
Example if you website traffic was 10,000 visits per day and from nowhere the next day it reads 100,000, this must be an attack from fake bots traffic generators
Likewise if the emails sent exceed let say 150 per hour, then this is probably spamming from within or from hackers. For web owners with mailing list services, you can set your engine to send email not more than 150 per hour
The unlimited plan intended to remove limits for ordinary website owners who are experiencing website growth in terms of content hosted and website traffics. The service is not intended for online storage, email services like those offered by gmail, yahoo, AOL and others.
Unlimited plan is hosted under shared hosting and therefore all shared hosting restrictions and terms must be adhered for the fair use of the service.