It isn't impossible but you will probably find they are overselling and/or using non multi homed cogent bandwidth. Even if they are doing this and they are making profit I don't really see how they can afford to support the client.
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Originally posted by Goldfiles I am going to host with a company that offers 1gb space and 50gb bandwidth for $15 a month. Is there a catch?
The only way to find out is to see if they really do let you use what you need.
Also, another company offers 500mb space and 30gb for $10
Is this possible? Will the server be noticeably slow?
Sure it's possible. Anyone can offer anything they want. Will they make money offering that? Maybe, maybe not. Depends on many factors. Will the server be noticeably slow? Depends on how much their customers use and how many customers are on one server.
Should I go with any of these packages?
Thanks for your thoughts!
That's for you to decide. Search for information about the companies you're interested in and see if other customers are satisfied.
That offer could be good.. If you plan on utilizing the whole bandwidth and have a mission critical site I would say its worth spending the extra money somewhere else. If its just for a personal site or something just keep a daily backup and give it a shot.