Is 'unlimited' or 'unmetered' bandwidth in hosting plans truly limitless?

osayi

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Hi, What do you guys think about this issue? I have worked with many companies, but in the end, they always say that I need
to upgrade my package.
 
The level of data usage allowed depends on the data center and the services they offer. It is also important to clarify whether there is unlimited traffic for each packet or for each node. In the case of shared hosting or VPS, there is often the possibility to exceed the set limit imposed by the hosting provider, as the allocated resources may not always be accurately calculated for each hosting package.

It is crucial to recognize that there are limits in place, and ultimately these limits may be reached, even on dedicated servers.
 
But at the end of the day their will always be a limit, too much traffic then server slows down and eventually will be killed

Exactly this and not only this, as say if the provider has a 1Gb/s uplink on the server then the most that can be pushed through it is ~10.5TB a day or 10Gb/s at ~105TB a day (very rough, without overheads calculation). There is always going to be limits.
 
Exactly this and not only this, as say if the provider has a 1Gb/s uplink on the server then the most that can be pushed through it is ~10.5TB a day or 10Gb/s at ~105TB a day (very rough, without overheads calculation). There is always going to be limits.
also financial implications as you could be paying $200 a month for your server, and list an unlimited plan for $20 a month which means in effect you are allowing a client to use the whole of your $200 server for $20
 
There is no unlimited hosting ever, if you exceed the limits of space or bandwidth, your sites will be down.
 
There is no unlimited hosting ever, if you exceed the limits of space or bandwidth, your sites will be down.
that depends as std of you exceeds b/w or space your site would be down with a notice to say it is offline until next monthly period, but you can also set up in cpanel a way that when i site exceeds b/w or space rather than site going down the site owner is charged extra per mb
 
It depends on the hosting provider. We provide truly unlimited bandwidth, who would limit data transfer these days?
 
It depends on the hosting provider. We provide truly unlimited bandwidth, who would limit data transfer these days?

What is Unlimited Bandwidth?

Though people often use the term “unlimited bandwidth” to mean “unlimited transfer”, there is really no such thing as unlimited bandwidth once you understand what bandwidth is. Bandwidth refers to the amount of data that can be transferred from one place to another over a specific period of time usually measured in units per second. In other words, you're talking about the speed at which that data can get from its origin to its destination and back again if need be, or as some say -- “it is the size of the pipe”.

A standard T1 business connection, for example, offers a maximum speed of about 1.54 megabits per second. So, when a service provider says you have unlimited bandwidth, it essentially just means that your service provider won't be "throttling" the speed slower than the size of their pipe, thereby allowing you to take full advantage of the natural speed built into the service provider’s connection in the first place, which could be 1 gigabit per second or even more. It may also mean that the service provider allows you unlimited transfer per month.

Another way to think of these two terms would be in the context of a car. Bandwidth means that your car's top speed is whatever you need it to be up to the mechanical limits of the engine - if you want to drive 100 miles per hour, you can drive 100 miles per hour. Unlimited transfer means that you're allowed to take as many passengers with you in the car as you'd like while you drive at 100 miles per hour.
 
Unlimited plans are just a ploy to het you into the door. Then after a while they hit you with a bill for bandwidth usage overages. That is why is important to ready all the details on the SLA.
 
Here is how it works at example:

A 10Gbps connection means that there is a 10 gigabit per second connection between your server and the nearest switch. This ensures high-speed data transfer and optimal operation performance.

However, it's important to note that providers limit the outgoing traffic to 1Gbps, which aligns with the terms of your 1Gbps tariff plan. Rest assured, incoming traffic is not restricted and remains at a fair 10Gbps speed. Not only incoming traffic, but also traffic between your servers within the data center is unlimited (for example, if you had several servers).
 
From my experience,'unlimited' or 'unmetered' bandwidth isnot truly limitless.These terms usually indicate that the provider doesn't strictly monitor bandwidth usage, but there are still limitations based on server capacity and fair usage policies. If you want to get more traffic, you need to select dedicated unmetered/unlimited bw instead of shared unmetered.
 

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