Unlimited Hosting FAQ

What do you mean "Unlimited?"
 
What we mean is we don't use quota limits in our hosting plans. We see no good purpose in confusing you with a myriad of mult-tiered quota based plans to choose from, so we dumped the quota system. Hosting technology has advanced to the point where putting up brick walls in the form of arbitrary and artificial quotas are no longer necessary to control your progress.

You Mentioned "Hosting Plan" Above. Just What is A Hosting Plan?

Good question! Sometimes we lose site of the basics. In its simplest terms, a Hosting Plan is a basket of Hosting Resources -- that list of technical stuff you see on hosts' sites in Hosting Plan boxes. Each of these Hosting Resources is defined and limited by a quota. Examples of Hosting Resource quotas are: 5 GB Disk Space, 300 GB Bandwidth, 100 Mailboxes, etc.

Is Unlimited the Same as Infinite?

Absolutley not! Although as your host we are no longer limiting you with arbitrary and artificial quotas traditionally found in Hosting Plans, hardware does have physical limits that you (and we) still need to worry about: If your site is not suitable for a shared hosting environment and is causing issues for others on your shared server (either because it’s pounding the CPU, hogging RAM, or doing tons of disk I/O), you may be asked to sign up for your own Dedicated Server or Virtual Server. (Every host out there -- limited hosts inlcluded -- has the same sort of "fair use policy;" we’re just trying to be up front about them!)

I don't understand all this "quota" stuff. Can you give me an example?

Here is a scenario typically found with quota-based "limited hosting" Suppose your host has a 2 GB, 5 GB and 10 GB plan. You sign up for a 2 GB hosting plan. Now let's suppose your site is successful and grows to 2.5 GB. What happens? Your limited host will either:

  1.  Suspend your site when you hit the 2GB limit
  2.  Charge you a premium for going over the 2GB limit
  3.  Ask you to pay for the 5 GB plan, with a new bigger limit
  4.  All the above

As an "unlimited host" our philosophy is you should not have to be faced with those choices. Why be penalized for success? What happens with the unlimited hosting? Nothing! Your site goes from 2.0 GB to 2.5 GB without penalty, threats of suspension, or additional charges. That is what unlimited hosting is all about!

What about Unlimited Email?
 
You are allowed an unlimited number of mailboxes, but total disk space dedicated to email is limited. What we don't do is combine the email space with your web hosting space -- this is what almost all other hosts do. For example, with other hosts, if you chose the 2 GB plan in our example above and accumulated 1.5 GB of mail you would have only 0.5 GB space left for your web site (and vice versa!). This is known in the business as "disk aggregation." We don't practice Disk Aggregation.

What about Unlimited Databases?

Like mailboxes, you are allowed an unlimited number of databases. Furthermore, we won't hold you to a specific database size. That's because database activity is also important. A 200 MB database might use more resources than a 2 GB database. On average, we find that well optimized databases should have no issues if they are under 200 MB

What’s not allowed in “Unlimited”?
 
Basically, sites whose essential purpose is to use disk space or bandwidth. Remember we are offering web hosting (key word is "web"). Here are some specific examples of things not allowed:

  • Copyrighted content to which you do not hold usage or distribution rights.
  • File archiving, File sharing, Online Backup, Mirroring and Distribution sites. All content in your account must be 100% linked content
  • Making your account resources available (whether for free or pay) to the general public.

What's so unlimited about that?

Its not if you want to run an anime video trading forum, back up your girlfriend's PC or host pirated copies of Windows 8. But for you -- the legitimate website owner -- it is unlimited.

Is there any way I can see with my own eyes?

Of course. Take advantage of our no-questions-asked 30-day money back guarantee for our Unlimited Linux Plans and Unlimited Windows Plans

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