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    Unmeter reseller hosting?

    I have a question.. when a hosting company offers plans as un metered reseller hosting, Does this mean that the reseller works like a affiliate of the hosting provider? Or how does this exactly work out? I hear many different things, but maybe some of oyu guys on this forum would know.

    I am just curious about this.
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    That means they will shut you down one day when they can't make profit from you. Simple as that.
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    I'm not sure I understand your question. Why would the reseller need to be an affiliate? Sometimes a data center will offer unmetered bandwidth options, but this would be unrelated to how a host will structure their reseller offerings. Unmetered simply means "unmeasured" essentially. It's not the same as "unlimited" if that's what you mean.
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    Quote Originally Posted by 1hostguy View Post
    I have a question.. when a hosting company offers plans as un metered reseller hosting, Does this mean that the reseller works like a affiliate of the hosting provider? Or how does this exactly work out? I hear many different things, but maybe some of oyu guys on this forum would know.

    I am just curious about this.
    unmetered is a slow bandwidth;unlimited might imply overselling..
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    Unmetered doesn't mean slow bandwidth. Unmetered means bandwidth without overages, there are many different types of unmetered and different stipulations depending on the company. Unmetered for some means an actual dedicated pipe at lets say 3mbps, unmetered for others means you get a 100mbps port but you can only average 10mbps before they kick you out. You have to read up on what they mean.

    It is a marketing gimmick, it is used differently everywhere. There is no such thing are unlimited, you best avoid that word as much as possible.


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    I agree with PremiumHost.
    I wouldn't recommend going with a host that offers unmetered bandwidth or storage. Unless you are willing to pay the price. Some offer cheap prices in order to make a short term profit.

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    unlimited might imply overselling..
    Unlimited implies overselling, but overselling does not imply overloading.

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    Well said. Actually unlimited does more than imply overselling, or rather it would be impossible to offer "unlimited bandwidth" WITHOUT overselling.
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    ummetered... at least, we know that it will not guarantee "anything".. if you are looking for big bw, at least go with big overselling players..
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    No idea what "unmetered reseller hosting" is supposed to be.
    Unmetered in respect of a dedicated server (subject to the proviso of finding out what any particular provider "interprets" it to be) is simply saying they dont care or measure what you use.

    So if you have a 10Mb/s switchport, you can use 10Mb/s all day every day, without paying any over usage bills.
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    Unmetered bandwidth just means that you won't be charged for overages. There are two kinds of unmetered servers:
    1. Dedicated bandwidth which guaranteed on your port/BW. Ex: if you buy 20Mbps, you can push 20Mbps 24/7/365.
    2. Shared bandwidth which is not guarantee on your BW usage or port speed because the bandwidth is shared with other customers.

    I'm not sure what you mean "unmetered reseller hosting"?!
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    Quote Originally Posted by PremiumHost View Post
    That means they will shut you down one day when they can't make profit from you. Simple as that.
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    You hit it on the nail with that statement
    It's good to know the ballpark figure when you start to cost your provider money, but the very basis of overselling is that the vast majority of customers will bring profit, while a minority will cost money. The providers will generally not cut people off as soon as they stop bringing in money, but there's no set figure when a host says "we need to do something about this customer".

    Further more, a customer has more value than the profit he brings in. For example, each happy customer is a potential advertiser, who will help the company grow. Smart managers will take things like this into account.

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    As already said, unmetered or unlimited means no limits, so you can't over use it.

    i would recommend avoiding any host offering unlimited plans.
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    Quote Originally Posted by MKHosting View Post
    As already said, unmetered or unlimited means no limits, so you can't over use it.

    i would recommend avoiding any host offering unlimited plans.
    I know this has been said a billion times here. But unlimited and unmetered do NOT mean the same thing.
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    I know this has been said a billion times here. But unlimited and unmetered do NOT mean the same thing.
    Unlimited means no limit - take as much as you want
    Unmeterd means no mesure (limit is synonym)- take as much as you want
    They are the same.
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    Quote Originally Posted by ~ServerPoint~ View Post
    Unlimited means no limit - take as much as you want
    Unmeterd means no mesure (limit is synonym)- take as much as you want
    They are the same.
    It is not the same:
    - Unlimited means no limit, so it doesn't have any "numbers"
    - Unmetered means no measure (no overages), but it has a "limit number". Ex: 20Mbps dedicated unmetered which means your bandwidth is no measure on 20Mbps port. If you push your 20Mbps 24/7, you get about 6,600GB per month.

    Actually, you can't take as much as you want because there are no such things "unlimited".
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    Quote Originally Posted by ServerVina View Post
    It is not the same:
    - Unlimited means no limit, so it doesn't have any "numbers"
    - Unmetered means no measure (no overages), but it has a "limit number". Ex: 20Mbps dedicated unmetered which means your bandwidth is no measure on 20Mbps port. If you push your 20Mbps 24/7, you get about 6,600GB per month.

    Actually, you can't take as much as you want because there are no such things "unlimited".
    Exactly. Unlimited bandwidth is impossible. Unmetered is not.
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    Quote Originally Posted by 1Host View Post
    I know this has been said a billion times here. But unlimited and unmetered do NOT mean the same thing.
    Correct & to attemt to expand on that will result in 'Unlimited' replies, but I shall not be metering [or monitoring] those replies. - -
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