when you get a dedicated server you have around 1000-2000GB
do you ever oversell your packages because you know that 95% won't even use everything.
And if you do go over the use you will just be charged from the dedicated server company not like the hard drive that says FULL.
So my question is it do you put more bandwidth than it would add up?
I have some clients that don't go past 200MB a month and others that don't even use 25MB a month on a 10GB/month plan so I guess it depends on the type of clients you have. I also have some clients that use 90% of their monthly bandwidth. Just keep a record of what your average bandwidth usage is and if you start getting close to your limit it's time to get a new server
Any form of overselling should be done with extreme caution for a number of reasons:
* Your customers have the right to use the bandwidth you a lot in the plan. Should a good majority use the bandwidth for which they are entitled your overage fees with your own connectivity provider may cause financial stress.
* If you get 1 to 2 TB of bandwidth, your own provider may be overselling. Overselling of overselling may cause problems down the road.
* Letís say you are financially successful, and now you have enough servers it makes financial sense to co-locate. Do you think you will get the same bandwidth pricing you have now?
Or will your pricing model limit your choice of co-location providers in the future because the going price of quality bandwidth is out of your reach?