Continuing our series on Web Hosting FAQs, in this video I explain what bandwidth is and why you should be wary of web hosting companies who offer “unlimited” bandwidth.
Read the full transcript: Web Hosting FAQs: What is bandwidth? Unlimited Bandwidth?
Many web hosting companies these days promise unlimited bandwidth with their web hosting services. The fact of the matter is that’s just not true.
If YouTube came to them and said, “Hey we want an account with you for five bucks a month, so we can do unlimited transfer of all of our videos.” They’re obviously not going to be able to do that.
There’s no such thing as unlimited bandwidth
Every web hosting company that promises unlimited bandwidth has a limit, they’re just not willing to tell you what it is. At some point if you use too much bandwidth (or disk space or CPU processing power), they’re either going to slow down your connection or they’re going to cut you off and discontinue your account.
At OurChurch.Com we’re up front with you about how much bandwidth you get with each web hosting package, and we don’t offer “unlimited” bandwidth.
What do you think about companies that offer web hosting accounts with “unlimited” bandwidth? Have you ever gone with one of them only to find out otherwise later on?