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    How can companies like blue host or 1and1 sell hosting packages that have 10gb and 100gb transfer etc at shared hosting prices -.- really cheap... how do they keep the money going??? Why would someone need that much! wouldn't they need more cpu and ram than a shared server can provide?
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    This topic has been talked about a lot. They are playing the odds that most people will never come close to using that much space and bandwidth.

    If you do a search for something like "extreme overselling" you will find many threads about this.

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    Yeah, a large amount of hosts are overselling. Most people that got 10Gb space would probably never use half of it. Although some may most won't.
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    Quote Originally Posted by crazyfish
    This topic has been talked about a lot. They are playing the odds that most people will never come close to using that much space and bandwidth.

    If you do a search for something like "extreme overselling" you will find many threads about this.
    Ya hosting is moving to just using those as marketing tools, the real limits now are CPU/MEM and limiting the use of your customers to those resources.. maybe the next really great product is like a mini VPS setup where you can limit 100 shared customers to not killing the server with runaway or loopking cgi/php or mysql calls...
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    Hehe, yes.

    They will sell that much, but if you actually use it - an entire different story.

    It's like renting a sports car with a postmans bike engine.

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    Or renting a Mustang with a governer limiting your speed to 100km or 60mph
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