Unlimited Web Space & Bandwidth
When you start a new website there are two major things that you would want to think about before choosing a web host, bandwidth and storage space. The bandwidth is basically a representation of how fast your website will load and the amount of information that is loaded with it. The storage space is the amount of space you will avail of when getting a web host to accommodate all your web page information.
Usually when you look for a web host, the most attractive option is to get one with the most storage space. There are many web hosts out there that offer unlimited space for your website. However, you must be careful in taking these offers and read the fine print that is involved in their service. More often than not, the monthly fees that you will pay your web hosting company may come with extra charges for your unlimited space or even get your website suspended for using too many resources.
Look out for the ‘too-good-to-be-true’ offer of unlimited web hosting and these are:
- The offer may just be too good to be true. Web hosts may offer these great perks of using unlimited space, but eventually the space will run out at some point. Technically, unlimited storage space is impossible to have on any given server. Web hosts just offer it because they don’t expect you to use up more than the expected utilized space that is assigned to you.
- Bandwidth may not be too fantastic on a website with unlimited space. Remember, you usually have to pay for bandwidth depending on speed. When they offer unlimited web hosting, it doesn’t necessarily mean unlimited bandwidth where your webpage would load in less than 2 seconds! There is a limit to bandwidth just as there is to storage space.
So Why Do Unlimited Plans Exist?
Most websites only consume a very small amount of bandwidth and disk space. Web hosting companies that provide unlimited anything as a plan feature are banking on the fact that you won't use very much. Unlimited is a marketing trick to get your business. The web hosting market is very competitive. Although selling plans that pretend to be unlimited can seem dishonest, it does not mean that the hosting company will not provide good service. Check in the hosting company's Terms of Service: there will probably be a note about what "unlimited" really means.
So, when shopping for your next web host, don’t be taken in too easily by the unlimited web hosting services offers. Inquire about what the word “unlimited” covers and what exactly their in-house services, technical expertise, and standard procedures are that would cater to the security, back-up, and proper maintenance of your webpage space. It is better to pay for good technical services and proper processes than to pay for unlimited web hosting that only offers lots of space but little of anything else.
With City & District Hosting, we specify the amount of storage space and bandwidth you get with each hosting plan. These plans carry enough space and bandwidth for almost all websites, but best of all, they each come with numerous features and service beyond compare.