just wish to point out that...
Vincent did state clearly, in his first post above at the top of this thread, that they are offering "no set limits" on disk space... but not "unlimited" data transfer.
So I don't really see JTAN as being unscrupulous. They are being quite fair and competitive. You may take all the space (as he explained with the analogy of the stacks of visiting cards in one of his posts above), but you still will have to pay for data transfer.
Also notice that JTAN expects to paid for a full year at a time. So on one side they are offering more disk space to attract customers, but on the other side they are offering less flexibility in terms of payment which will be a deterrent.
They believe that this is how they would like to target the competiton... and they have a right to believe that. I am sure they must have really pondered over this strategy of theirs carefully after adequate research.
Just because a webhosting company is offering a different kind of incentive, it shouldn't be immediately voiced as an unscrupulous business practice simply because it doesn't confirm to the industry's general norms of packages or services being offered.
In the end it isn't how much a webhosting company offers in terms of incentives or discounts in its rates... doing either to an extreme would simply be a stupid business strategy for the long term.
Quality service, effective marketing, reasonable packages and prices and fast support (in that order) are the factors that will make any webhosting company succeed in this industry.
And for those webhosting companies who don't succeed, when you analyze it down to the core reasons for their lack of success... you will realize that they hadn't paid the requisite attention to either one or more of the above factors.
[Edited by Learner on 09-12-2000 at 09:23 PM]