5 ugly secrets that web hosting companies don’t want you to know

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  • Hosting Guides
  • Jun 04, 2015

Web hosting companies try to make things easy for clients by explaining technical matters in simple and easy to understand language that increases the clients’ knowledgebase and hosting company’s reputation and clientele.

That’s true, but some things are good for hosting companies if they are unexplained, and that’s what we call business secret. Of course no hosting company will tell those secrets to general public, will anyone?

The single answer to the above question is “No”, but we’ll explain those ugly secrets for you here. Here it goes:

1. Web reviews on hosting companies

About 85% of the web reviews, i.e. on different blogs are not true in case of an emerging web hosting company. Avoid and or don’t believe on the reviews praising an emerging web hosting company without solid grounds. The best thing will be to read end user reviews on web hosting forums, i.e. www.webhostingtalk.com

2. Unlimited Disk space

Web hosting companies do offer ‘unlimited disk space’, but have you ever seen a hard disk in market that has ‘Unlimited Space’ on it?

3. Unlimited Bandwidth.

Yes, that’s another gimmicking feature, but again, have you ever experienced an internet connection with ‘Unlimited Speed”?

4. Overselling

Let’s say the hosting company has limited resources, i.e.100GB of space and 10000GB bandwidth, and if it makes packages of 10GB space and 100GB bandwidth, it’ll have 10 packages. Now not all of the users will touch the limit and those resources will remain unused. Here if the company allows unlimited disk space and bandwidth, it means it’s free to create 15 or even 20 accounts. This is what we call overselling.

5. Server/CPU Usage

The above mentioned ‘unlimited cases’/ overselling have direct connection with CPU Usage. When any of the users attempts to hit a certain limit [disk space or bandwidth], his account is suspended reason being “CPU Usage”. Since users can see the disk space and bandwidth usage, but not the CPU usage, so company is on safe side.

Knowing the above is not enough, consider them, and make good choice of hosting for you then.

Article by Jerry Low

Geek dad, SEO data junkie, investor, and founder of Web Hosting Secret Revealed. Jerry has been building Internet assets and making money online since 2004. He loves mindless doodling and trying new food.

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