Are unlimited hosting services for real?

How to evaluate an unlimited web host

Unlimited hosting? Is that even possible?

We're certainly not used to living without limits. Speed limits, transmission limits, bandwidth, storage space, transfer limits, traffic restrictions


Since we're speaking about features, take a close look at the features list. Are you getting unlimited disk space - which you may or may not need - at the expense of a feature or tool you might later need? Are there extra costs for certain add-ons? Unlimited hosting doesn't always apply to every aspect of the hosting business.

Read the Terms of Service to find out what "Unlimited hosting" really means. Is there a limit tucked in there somewhere? A penalty for taking up more than a certain amount of disk space? As we all know, data centers actually do have limits on space and servers, so there has to be a top amount somewhere. Just make sure you know where the penalties are, if there are any.

Face it, most websites actually consume very little by way of bandwidth or disk space, so all the "unlimited" promises in the world don't mean a whole lot. But if you are unsure of upcoming growth and crave easy flexibility, an unlimited web host may be the perfect answer to your worries. As long as you recognize any limits that exist and do your best to avoid them, unlimited hosting may hold unlimited benefits for you.

Check out our Top 10 Unlimited Hosting list for our picks for the best unlimited web hosts on the market today.

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