... So according to what you said, I could technically have even many more sites hosted on the above server under the above circumstances, right?
Let us have some more insight on this question if we stretch it to an extreme perhaps:
I see that there are some web hosting companies out there primarily pushing packages which comprise of just 5 MB or 10 MB space. So obviously they don't have much choice of many other larger sized packages hosted on their server, right?
Okay, now let's stretch the same circumstances to an extreme...
Here is the new scenario:
Suppose one was to offer only very small packages comprising of just 5 MB space with 1 POP email box (with very few extra features).
And suppose these packages are sold with a 100 MB bandwidth allowance free, with very reasonable charges if this bandwidth was exceeded charged in units of 100 MB.
That means the math will now look like this:
10% free of 9.6 GB disk = 8.6 GB available for use.
Suppose 2 GB is used for software installations.
That means 8.6 GB - 2 GB = 6.6 GB space available for hosting.
Divide 6.6 GB / 5 MB packages = 1,348 different sites hosted.
Assuming that each of these site uses less than 100 MB a month in bandwidth, we get 100 MB X 1,348 sites = 130 GB
Fair enough... 130 GB - 50 GB given free by the dedicated server company = 80 GB.
What would this extra bandwidth cost? 80 GB X $5 per GB = $400 as an additional bandwidth expense.
If the host is billing for extra bandwidth consumed in small units of 100 MB, that would mean that each 100 MB unit of bandwidth would just cost the client a very affordable 50 cents.
Furthermore, lets us assume that a Dynamic I.P. addressing system is in use here.
Also, client's pay for one whole year of hosting in advance, with an additional refundable deposit to be paid in advance at the time of buying package (as security for the possibility of excess bandwidth possibly being consumed).
We can also assume that a control panel isn't offered in this scenario. Or if it is, it would be a simple custom-built control panel.
So dear Gods and Gurus and Wannabes...
Is such a project technically possible under the circumstances?
Go on... please punch holes in this scenario... or tell me that this is feasible. If this post amuses you
have your laugh too... but please don't laugh alone!!!!
Post your laughter here!!!
Post your cynicism here!!! ... Or post a YES or a NO with brief reasons.
[Edited by Learner on 09-21-2000 at 02:02 PM]