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    FastHosts offering unlimited bandwidth, for real?

    FastHosts is offering unlimited bandwidth, is this for real?

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    That's what it says.

    Unlimited has been discussed here before, and I think it is impossible. They have you on a shared server, and they can limit the size of the "pipe" they make available.

    Give you unlimited at 56k?

    We tried their service and gave up trying to get a domain configured, cancelled the free for a year after a week.

    Sign up and let us know if you have better results.

    The free for a year offer that we signed up for expired 12/31/08, now there seems to be one that expiter 3/31/09. I wouldn't be surprised to see a new one next Wednesday.
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    Usage it's always indirectly limited, via various policies.

    Check their General terms and their Acceptable use policy documents.

    http://www.fasthosts.co.uk/companyinfo/termsofservice/

    Here's a small excerpt:

    Unlimited Use Policy

    High bandwidth usage: Fasthosts offers an unlimited use policy by maintaining very large ratios of bandwidth per customer. In rare cases, Fasthosts may find a customer to be using server resources to such an extent that he or she may jeopardize service performance and resources for other customers. In such instances, at Fasthosts' discretion, Fasthosts reserves the right to impose the High Resource User Policy for the consideration of all customers.
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    That could be UNMETERD traffic. Only in this case lo limits can come here as truth. Be real and do not trust over sellers - good luck

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    Anything that says "unmetered" make sure you do your homework....tends to be a marketing ploy.
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    Unmetered just means they do not monitor your bandwidth usage, unlimited however IS a marketing ploy as no resource is unlimited, it’s a physical impossibility.

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    if you are looking for a shared hosting, try HostGator, coupon code: WORDPRESS, $0.01 for the first month

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    Virtually ALL service providers in the UK that use the wording 'unlimited' or 'unmetered' will have a fair use policy attached to them, companies don't offer true unlimited over here anymore.

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    Quote Originally Posted by TimIgoe View Post
    Virtually ALL service providers in the UK that use the wording 'unlimited' or 'unmetered' will have a fair use policy attached to them, companies don't offer true unlimited over here anymore.
    Actually, they never did and that applies worldwide.

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    There is always a limit on something - usually CPU - that will prevent your using too much of anything else that they offer as unlimited unless your site has a very different setup to everyone else's in which case there will be some other condition in their terms that will allow them to limit you.
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    In practice "unlimited" is never truly unlimited.

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    There is really no such thing as unlimited.

    If they believe you are using too much 'resources' they will find something in their TOS and dump you like last weeks rotten garbage.

    I was actually asked by one site to pay for 2 'unlimited' accounts. Of course I was given a short period of time to agree or I was just terminated. I agreed and then I could move my domains on my schedule and not theirs.

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    Quote Originally Posted by AlexDawson View Post
    Unmetered just means they do not monitor your bandwidth usage, unlimited however IS a marketing ploy as no resource is unlimited, it’s a physical impossibility.
    Exactly try going to the store asking for an unlimmited harddrive.
    They will laugh you out of the store (most likely)
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