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Postby scythe » 2008.10.14 (02:04)

It's not rare to see free web hosting providers offering huge amounts of bandwidth/month: 300 GB, 1 TB, or even unlimited.
Yet, when you move from free (or low-price) hosting to a VPS, bandwidth numbers drop significantly: HostMySite offers 50 GB/mo starting and 150 GB max.
Why the discrepancy?
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Postby Hendor » 2008.10.14 (04:13)

No evidence, just my thoughts:

People tend to see "Free Web Hosting" and sign up immediately, then they never develop their site, since they have no financial investment. This allows the hosting service to share this allocated bandwidth to the few clients whose sites are actually being visited. Conversely, if you've paid for a hosting service, chances are that you will use it, since you know that you're paying for it each month. The same idea probably applies for the storage space too. If you looked at the the proportion of web space/bandwidth used per customer to the web space/bandwidth promised to each customer for both paid hosting service and free ones, I bet it would be a lot higher for the paid services. That's not to say that the free hosting service are lying, they're just giving the bandwidth not used by the dormant accounts to the active ones.
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Postby jean-luc » 2008.10.19 (03:47)

The reality is that web hosts don't expect people to hit their bandwidth limit.

Web hosts (particularly of the free kind) restrict processor usage and hard disc usage of clients. They fully expect users that are actually hosting much content to hit those two limitations before they start using enough bandwidth to compromise systems.

Additionally, free web hosts offer a generally crappy service. If they think you're using too much bandwidth, they'll just cancel your account. Since you're not paying them anything, there's no contract, and thus they have no obligation to hold up their advertised terms.
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Postby Serena Willy Williams III » 2011.03.08 (05:11)

To select a reliable web hosting provider service. Another way is to get on the net and search for reviews of web hosting site. Once again, we must be cautious. There website hosting review sites that try to load the hosting provider for the examinations offered at your site and what type of site is highly suspect and unreliable. Then there are web hosting review, which does not charge hosting providers directly, but to solicit ads and sponsorships, which in turn may affect the comments.

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Postby smartalco » 2011.03.08 (05:55)

jean-luc wrote:Additionally, free web hosts offer a generally crappy service. If they think you're using too much bandwidth, they'll just cancel your account. Since you're not paying them anything, there's no contract, and thus they have no obligation to hold up their advertised terms.

This pretty much sums it up. I also tend to avoid sites with numbers in their URL since I haven't encountered many that weren't somehow a lie (like cake).
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Postby Kablizzy » 2011.03.08 (06:56)

Serena07 wrote:To select a reliable web hosting provider service. Another way is to get on the net and search for reviews of web hosting site. Once again, we must be cautious. There website hosting review sites that try to load the hosting provider for the examinations offered at your site and what type of site is highly suspect and unreliable. Then there are web hosting review, which does not charge hosting providers directly, but to solicit ads and sponsorships, which in turn may affect the comments.


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Postby 乳头的早餐谷物 » 2011.03.08 (12:46)

Yeah. We should probably start deleting their posts rather than making clever replies.

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Postby Vyacheslav » 2011.03.08 (13:31)

Wonder how many bots target topics called "web hosting?"
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Postby mediate » 2011.03.08 (16:49)

I think they just take the topic, analyze title and generate gibberish based on it for reply, then embed a link.
If that were the case, I'd like to see the responses for a more random topic title than "Web Hosting." Just for fun :P

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Postby Maya30 » 2011.09.02 (09:22)

Web site hosting a LAN to a server that is dedicated to the services provided. This happens through the Oregon managed hosting an entire server to a person or company that is not shared by others. This is commonly used by companies and corporations who need reliable Internet service to their customers. For better functioning of the management of the colocation server must be an upper hand against the plan that was introduced for the same thing.

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Postby aids » 2011.09.02 (18:54)

Maya30 wrote:Web site hosting a LAN to a server that is dedicated to the services provided. This happens through the Oregon managed hosting an entire server to a person or company that is not shared by others. This is commonly used by companies and corporations who need reliable Internet service to their customers. For better functioning of the management of the colocation server must be an upper hand against the plan that was introduced for the same thing.


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