Unmetered or unlimited bandwidth usually just means that your account is not constrained by bandwidth so it is not something you have to worry about. There is no limit set. This is usually for shared hosting accounts. It is subject to the server resources. For example, if you decided to host a bunch of large files or videos and had a lot of visitors causing your bandwidth usage to reach perhaps 500GB or more in a week or month someone may contact you about it and ask you to upgrade your account to a non shared server.
Also some datacenters have their bandwidth set at unmetered or unlimited but the port speed will be 100 Mbps.
What Is Unmetered Bandwidth?
If a hosting company offers unmetered bandwidth, it means that they’re offering a set amount of bandwidth (for example, 1Gbps) that you can use as much as you’d like. The maximum server speed is limited, but the amount of data you can transfer is not.
Unlike the unmetered vs unlimited debate, the difference between unmetered bandwidth and metered bandwidth is easy to see. With metered hosting, the amount of data you use is monitored by the host, and you’re charged according to that amount each month—the more site visitors you have, the more you’ll be charged.
Unmetered hosting, on the other hand, is not monitored—there is no limit to the amount of data you can transfer, only the speed at which you can transfer it. Instead of being charged for how much data you use, you’re always charged one predictable flat rate.
What Is Unlimited Bandwidth?
A lot of hosting companies claim to offer “unlimited” bandwidth, and at first glance, that might sound like the best option. Besides, we all love things like unlimited movie streaming and unlimited food buffets, so when it comes to unlimited bandwidth, you would expect something just as unrestricted.
But is this really the case?
The truth is, it’s just not possible to have completely “unlimited” bandwidth. That’s because, as mentioned earlier, bandwidth is a measure of speed. Data transfer speeds cannot be limitless—there will always be a maximum. In most cases, the word “unlimited” is used solely as a marketing device to make a hosting plan seem better than it actually is. But just because they use attractive words like “unlimited” to describe their offers does not automatically mean that the service is good.
^^ that about says it all.
There is no such thing as 'unlimited' bandwidth (or hosting for that matter). There IS such a thing as 'unmetered' bandwidth, as explained above.
the word “unlimited” is used solely as a marketing device to make a hosting plan seem better than it actually is.
If you have unmetered bandwidth and are using a ridiculously high amount of bandwidth then your provider might be suspicious on what kind of activities you might be doing. Using high amounts of bandwidth usually lead to illegal activities. You should be safe with unmetered bandwidth as long as what you are doing is completely legitimate.
I'm sorry. Being in the business for a long time I was thinking of only what is possible. Unmetered bandwidth being the amount of data being transferred is not monitored. Only the server resources are monitored and when there is an issue the admin would address it.Wrong as unmetered bandwidth and unlimited bandwidth are different
Does this mean that all unlimited hosting plans are terrible? Not necessarily, but they are often very misleading. That’s why it’s a good idea to be wary of hosting companies that claim to offer unlimited bandwidth and always read their terms of service.
I'm sorry. Being in the business for a long time I was thinking of only what is possible. Unmetered bandwidth being the amount of data being transferred is not monitored. Only the server resources are monitored and when there is an issue the admin would address it.
The same with unlimited bandwidth. The amount of data transfer is not monitored by an admin; only the server resources.
They are both the same meaning (concerning what is being offered) as there is truly no such thing as unlimited, it is all just a service that isn't monitored. The reason why they say unlimited is because it is attractive to somebody. There is no limit set on the account until it becomes an issue, if that ever happens. Unmetered is just a better term for it.
no they are totally different
I don't care where you pull information off the internet in regards to what they are; they are the same thing.
What do you think a company means when it says it offers unmetered?
What do you think a company means when it says it offers unlimited?
Your reference says unlimited is impossible then says not all unlimited plans are bad. Javapipe appears to be comparing unlimited to port speed. It appears it is just a semantics issue. How can a company offer something impossible? The meaning is just unmetered bandwidth. It appears javapipe definition is comparing port speed between the two. So Javapipe is setting their own definition on what it is. This is why people keep asking what the difference is all these years. There is no difference. It is all just marketing and this kind of talk confuses people even further. It is the amount of data transfer in any given time, a week or month. So when a company says they're offering unlimited bandwidth or storage space they're saying do whatever you want, we're not monitoring it unless it becomes an issue. It's the same with unmetered.
you just need to google difference between unmetered bandwidth and unlimited bandwidth and you will get several links giving the same as what javapipe says
Rather than debate further, I'll take that as you agreeing with me that it is all just regarding marketing and the company offering these plans is just not monitoring until the plan becomes an issue for the network/server. Good day to you.
Unmetered is real
Unlimited is the marketing gimmick
No they are totally different and treated different.So you're agreeing with me. Thanks. They are both treated the same.
No they are totally different and treated different.
Unlimited Bandwidth is not a real word. That depends on the requirement of customer that how much bandwidth they need. In a Month how much bandwidth consumed by your site, so you purchase your bandwidth according to your site need. Almost all servers hosting provider using capping system (to assign per Mbps limit).