Moments ago I saw the banner AD on WHT and when I clicked on it, I was taken to this site (url below). They offer Unmetered space and bandwidth!! Anyone hosted with them? I tried to reach their live response. It shows online but then says nobody available.
I am wondering, can I get 2Tb space and 5Tb bandwidth from them a month?
Its just a marketing ploy in a lot of ways. People take notice of unmetered over lets say 2gb of space for the same price. Even though it could very well be that you will never be allowed to use that much space on the unmetered plan...
I did a search of their terms of service, they don't seem to have been changed for the plan yet, they also seem to have removed the link from the bottom of the page, I had to go through several pages to get to their tos.
Bad sign in my opinion...but I haven't heard too many negative comments on surfspeedy. As long as it doesn't bring down their level of service (and I'm sure they'll enforce a system resources policy very strictly) then it's just slightly deceiving.
This has already been discussed in the suggestions forum and the topic was closed because some people were pointing out that Inet has a double standard on what is acceptable advertising depending on whether or not you have the money to pay.
unmetered is not = to unlimited. whereas unlimited is just plain stupid and unmetered can in some instances make sense.
Quick note, you found their TOS, if you should decide to give them a try, make sure to save a copy of there terms while you are with them, even if they may have the right to change on a whim, it can be interesting reading a year from now when you start moving serious data on an oversold server. I do belive TOS (Hardcopy) should be sent when updated and once upon a time had someone make a switch in thier terms that favored them, I came up with my copy which meant no more than thiers, they were both html files easily modified. Just a note...
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Originally posted by blue27 This has already been discussed in the suggestions forum and the topic was closed because some people were pointing out that Inet has a double standard on what is acceptable advertising depending on whether or not you have the money to pay.
It is to bad that iNet did not comment on this as it is a double standard.
The following types of sites are not eligible for the unmetered bandwidth program:
• Websites that primary consist of files offered for download or facilitation of the same.
• Websites that primarily offer graphics.
• Websites that deal in adult content.
• Websites that deal in video, MP3 files or other large types of formats.
• Websites that offer Internet Telephony services or other types of real time communications.
• Peer to Peer File Sharing Networks.
• Websites that primarily offer Streaming Content.
• Websites that "game" or otherwise cheat any search engine or rely upon Search Engine Optimization services in an unfair manner, in the sole judgment of SurfSpeedy.
• Websites that use or benefit from Bulk Unsolicited Email ("Spam.")
So basically, you are restricted to having a nice HTML only site, and from the sounds of things, they would prefer it if you had a small amount of viewers and even better if it was only a family website.
Its an out and out con, and not worth the money.
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