PowWeb does provide 150GB of bandwith per month, I know that because people who have MP3 files on their websites use close to 5GB of bandwith per day.
I just wonder, how can PowWeb provide that much bandwith for as low as $7.77/month (actually, it's less than $7.77/month when you catch a deal 1 year + 6 months free + 1 year free domain).
Other hosts are very stingy about the bandwith, but not the PowWeb.
I wonder, how can they offer so much bandwith for so little money?
Originally posted by Professor They can do it because Because only 1 out of 100 or more use their monthly bandwidth allowances. They would be in major trouble if everyone used their capacity.
Not everyone uses 5GB a day, but still - they allow you to waste 5GB of bandwith daily, as long as you don't make more than 32,500 requests per hour. So, basicly, if you have a radio station, you can let 32,500 people listen to your radio worry free.
Re: PowWeb does provide 150 GB of bandwith a month
Originally posted by belldoe . . . I just wonder, how can PowWeb provide that much bandwith for as low as $7.77/month (actually, it's less than $7.77/month when you catch a deal 1 year + 6 months free + 1 year free domain).
It's called massive overselling, and they're a larger host, with economies of scaled server/network infrastructure etc, so they can push things more than most smaller hosts.
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They set everything up from the start themselves, they use clustered severs for all features.
Mail, SQL and HTTP are all on separate server clusters and their TOS states if you use more than the daily allowance then they will shut you down. No negotiation whatsoever.
They run on the principal that less than 10% of customers will use the allocated resorces and in most cases it works for them, occasionally things break and when they do well what to you expect for $7.77 a month!
Customers come and customers go but when you offer the world for $7.77 and it works most of the time some people are happy.
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Originally posted by 2Mhost powweb give 5GB/day, if you made 5.01 they will close your account, check terms page.
Perhaps you might want to read it too. That's not what it says. It says if you exceed the 5 GB limit more than 3 times in a 30 day period they will cancel your account. Three times in a one month period is pretty generous in my estimation.
That doesn't really answer the question anyway. Others have noted correctly that most never use the bandwidth they're allowed.
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They have also been advertising $7.77 for many years and I was nearly tempted (way back then), until I saw it advertised no matter where I went They appear to add extra space and bandwidth (for the same $7.77) to keep up with the Joneses.