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03-30-2007, 11:57 AM #1caciaGuest
How much should web hosting cost?
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04-05-2007, 07:21 AM #2nikitaGuest
Good to hear that. Warm welcome.
04-08-2007, 07:01 PM #3flumpsGuestHow much should web hosting cost?
yes they might be cheap links to web hosting companies on there but how many of these cheap companies will actually let you gear near that 100gb bandwidth cap, I personally bet not even half.
At least 80% (not an exact number btw) of these $6.95 or small single figure priced - hosts, these days impose a really heavy fair usage rule that states somthing like "if we deem your account using too much system resources we hold the right to terminate your account" they either do that or heavily oversell.
a classic example of a company that oversells, not going to mention names but offer somthing like 250gb webspace with 2000GB bandwidth, for $9.95. dedicated servers only just about come with that type of bandwidth lol.
just wanted to say that cause low priced is not the be all and end all. there tends to be alot of downsides to a cheap service. I personally would not want to be on a box cramed in with 1000+ other people specially if there on the 250 2000 plan.
04-18-2007, 05:28 PM #4NullPointerGuest
flumps is right. Usually low prices with huge amounts of bandwidth are just marketing tools that most host won't live up to. But if the price is good it might be the right choice anyways. You should keep in mind what you'll need. If you're expecting a huge amount of traffic then you might want to find a host that might charge a bit more, but will be more likely to live up to their offer.
Unless your site has lots of media cotent then it probably won't use a ton of bandwidth even with a bit of heavy traffic, so you can get away with paying a bit less. Always assume you get what you pay for rather than what they offer you.
04-19-2007, 04:49 AM #5
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When a massive shared account costs very little, it doesn't look logical, no business plan will afford to offer a lot of quality resources without charging enough for them.
04-19-2007, 04:27 PM #6flumpsGuestOriginally Posted by NullPointer
think of it this way...if a host is offering 2000 GB of bandwidth for only $5-10 a month they are 100% overselling. most well known top of the range data centres only offer servers with 1000 - 2000 as standard let alone if they actually let you reach that limit, for below $10 i can assure you they wont.
I would say if ur looking for shared hosting look for a company that doesnt sell bandwidth below $1.00/0.50 /GB.
05-19-2007, 05:18 PM #7FreeForums.orgGuest
Yes, there are a lot of companies out there that just hope that you won't lost all thet they advertise. This way they can advertise more but not live up to what they advertise if it came down to it.
06-18-2007, 08:54 PM #8sharednickGuest
flumps, I agree to everything here with you but the $1 - $0.50price, at that price 1TB of bandwidth would cost me $500-$1000 a month which is the price of an unmetered 10Mbps link coloed at most place (thats appx 3TB). I agree that we need to look at a fair price for bandwidth but it would be more realistic to see it at like $100-$150 per TB per month (you would pay 25-75 per Mbps bandwidth per month if coloed at a US datacenter and $100-$150 per month in Canada appx). Please correct me if im wrong.
Oh and I am talking about quality bandwidth here Not the $10 a month cogent bandwidth (still not bad quality but not as good as the most expensive ones with low latency).
06-19-2007, 07:54 AM #9
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Just don't forget the price of the hosting isn't solely the price of the bandwidth, there should be support costs as well.
06-19-2007, 12:22 PM #10sharednickGuest
Support, storage space, bandwidth, special features, staffing, etc. Are data that must be taken into consideration when establishing a pricing model.