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I've been looking at web hosting sites and something that I've never understood is why they have a bandwidth limit per month like 50 gb per month these are business and their internet connections should be insane, a basic t1 at the least if not greater t3 or fiber. I can understand limits on disk space their servers have limitations. A minimal DSL upload is 128kbps x 60 seconds x 60 minutes x 24 hours x 30 days would equal 331,776,000,000 bits per month. I understand that they have several hundred sites on one connection. I would think that they would limit it by bps 50 GB would be 19,290 bps or 1/6th of a DSL connection or a very old dialup.

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Bandwidth limitations are in place for a number of reasons:

You get what you pay for (No over-use)

The company can regulate what they use and what customers use

Bandwidth costs money, so the more you use, the more you pay

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Because it's a way to make money, they are selling a service, part of that service is providing you with bandwidth. I'm sure if someone provided unlimited bandwidth hosting then it would quickly be abused.

The software I am writing is sold in two packages;-

1. Self install, you buy it, look after it and pay a support contract or a per incident fee

2. You pay a per monthly fee to have it hosted with myself.

Alot of the hosting options are money for nothing, a customer may think, 10GB monthly usage, well I may have a busy month and for the sake of $10 a month I may as well go to 50GB. To be honest I have never had a problem with bandwidth, every hosting package I've ever had or provided has always been ample.

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