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All packages include:
* 20 GB web space!
* 800 GB traffic!
* Free unlimited e-mail account!
* Free 10,000 subdomains!
* Free control panel!
* Free 1,000 MySQL Databases!
* 99.999% Uptime guarantee!
* 30-day money back guarantee! No questions!
What a great offer isn't it?
Unfortunalety, no. It isn't. This is a total lie.
How can you say it a lie?
Simply because - it is. You can't get that much of resources for such a small fee.
But they say they are giving it!
They say, because they want you to believe it. This is a simple case for overselling, and these type of hosting companies are called oversellers. They promise more than they will give you.
Oversellers? What are they?
Oversellers are the hosting companies that offer you huge amount of hosting resources for too small fees. Here are some examples:
"10 GB space, 400 GB traffic for just 4.95$/mo! We are insane!"
"20 Gb space, 900 GB quality bandwidth, only 5.95 USD per month! No setup fees!"
"30,000 MB space, 1 TB bandwith for 4.25$/mo ! More than you'll ever need!"
Do you believe these? If so, please keep reading to the end of this text.
Oversellers offer such great deals for a fee of a cup of tea. If hosting was so cheap, why would there be that great companies on the market? Why would be so many companies? Would you work into a market that is so cheap?
If they are not true, why do they offer these?
Because a newbie internet user will believe them. An internet newbie is someone who:
- doesn't know much about hosting market
- has a limited budget, that is less than 10$ per month.
- has a small website that doesn't require much resources. Usually 200 MB space and 5 GB bandwidth is more than enough.
- is willing to get as much resources as possible.
You are a very good customer for an overseller host! You have a small website, and a small fee to pay. You search the internet, and find one of these great offers! Even if you need less than 1% of the resources, you are amazed by the great offer!
You sign up for an account. You pay for a cup of tea, and use very small resources. Yet still you believe you have great resources to be used when needed. But you actually never need them.
What you don't know is, the company also doesn't give you that much resources. They give you 1Gb space, 10 Gb traffic for 3.95$/mo. But you think you've paid for 20 Gb space, 800 GB bandwidth!
They get more customers by telling a lie, so they make money by these little but many websites.
What if I use close to my limits? Does the company lose money?
No, the company doesn't lose money when you use more than 1 GB space and 10 GB bandwidth. Because you can NEVER use that much.
Once your website uses more than the "hidden" tiny space and bandwidth limit, you get a sudden e-mail from your hosting company!
Your account's activities are on the limit of preventing other customers' websites work properly. Your website loads our servers beyond the reasonable level. Please look for ways for decreasing the load of your website, or we will have no choice but temporarily suspend your account."
And if your website keeps using more than the limit, your account gets suspended or even closed!
Do they have the right to close my website?
"The Customer should use all recourses provided by the hosting company in a
manner that does not endanger the quality of the overall server
performance. If the server performance is seriously deteriorated by
Customer's use of account resources, the Customer's account may be
immediately suspended without prior warning and right to be
This is written for an overseller account for 40,000 MB space:
"Customer's use of disk space
Customer's account disk space is limited in accordance with the customer's hosting
plan. The maximum allowed space for shared Linux Hosting is 40,000 MB.
The following disc space limitations for different file types are also
* NO more than 5,000 MB of a Linux shared hosting account can be allocated to
music, video or other multimedia files including but not limited to
avi, mp3, mpeg, jpg, gif files.
* NO more than 5,000 MB of a Linux shared hosting account can be allocated to any
archive files, including but not limited to .rar, .zip, .tar, .gzip
* NO more than 5,000 MB of a Linux shared
hosting account can be allocated to databases dumps including but not
limited to .sql files
* NO more than 5,000 MB of a
Linux shared hosting account can be allocated to disk images files
containing the complete contents and structure of a data storage medium
or device. These include but are not limited to .ISO, .NRG, .CCD, .IMG,
* NO more than 15,000 MB of a Linux
shared hosting account can be allocated to text files, documents,
source code and html. These include but are not limited to .txt, .doc,
.htm, .php, .pl, .c .
* NO more than 5,000 MB of a
Linux shared hosting account can be allocated to Executable files and
all other files which are the result of compiling a program. These
include but are not limited to .exe, pdf, psd.
* NO more than 5,000 MB of a Linux shared hosting account can be
allocated to the email accounts associated with this hosting account.
by the customer to use his/her disk space in compliance with the
policies above may endanger the overall server performance and may
result in a warning, suspension or possible account termination."
There are a few more examples:
"It is also prohibited for any
Subscriber to engage in other activity that is intended to disrupt or
interfere with, or that results in the disruption of or interference
with, the ability of others to effectively use the Services (or any
connected network, system, service or equipment) or conduct their
business over the Internet."
"This policy applies to web sites who are considered to be abusive
in service, disk space or resource consumption and where
it is evident that the "fair-use" of resources
among customers has been breached, particularly in regards
to disk space utilization. If a "Fair-Use"
breach occurs, our hosting company may have to remove files from
the subscriber's account in order to restore full serviceability
to other subscribers affected by the breach."
"The performance of Client's obligations
and use of the Services by Client, its customers and users, will not violate
any applicable laws, regulations or the rules and regulations or cause a breach
of any agreement with any third parties or unreasonably interfere with other clients' use of Services."
"If our system administration team determines that a customer's account
is utilizing an unacceptable amount of system resources, we may temporarily
deactivate the account in question".
"A maximum of 100 MB of MySQL databases are allowed."
"Servage accounts operate on shared resources. Excessive use or abuse of these shared network resources by one customer may have a negative impact on all other customers. Misuse of network resources in a manner which impairs network performance is prohibited by this policy and may result in termination of your account. You are prohibited from excessive consumption of resources, including CPU time, memory, disk space and session time. You may not use resource-intensive programs which negatively impact other customers or the performances of Servage systems or networks. ..."
"Customer agrees that bandwidth and disk usage shall not exceed the number of megabytes per month for the Services ordered by Customer on the Order Form and must be fairly distributed over the month. Customers are able to use 37 Gb daily totaling 1110 Gb in a normal 30 day month. A 28 day month provides 1036 Gb transfer and a 31 day month will allow a total of 1147 Gb transfer. Sites that consume over our daily limit on a regular basis period will be disabled and client must look into another Web hosting provider to accommodate those high bandwidth needs. Servage will monitor Customer's bandwidth and disk usage. Servage shall have the right to take corrective action if Customer's bandwidth or disk usage exceeds the Agreed Usage. Such corrective action may include the assessment of additional charges, disconnection or discontinuance of any and all Services, or termination of this Agreement, which actions may be taken is in Servage's sole and absolute discretion. If Servage takes any corrective action under this section, Customer shall not be entitled to a refund of any fees paid in advance prior to such action."
As you can see, they have the ability to suspend or close your account in case you use more than you are expected to use.
How can I understand whether a company is overselling or not?
It is simple. If it is too cheap, they are overselling.
Here are some examples that are NOT overselling, I mean they are trustable companies:
"1 GB web space, 20 Gb bandwidth for 14 $/mo"
"500 MB space, 5 GB traffic for 6.95 $/mo"
"20 GB space, 300 GB bandwidth for 49.95 $ per month."
These are more expensive than an overseller company, but at least they are not lying. They can give this much to you.
Can you give any example companies that are overselling?
Sure. Visit the websites:
They all look like normal hosts, but they are overselling.
Now visit these:
These ones are all much expensive than the oversellers! But then how do these companies still exist in the market? Why do people apply for an host at FutureHosting.biz, when they have an opportunity to pay less at DreamHost.com?
Because someone who knows even a little about oversellers also knows that the "expensive" ones give the actual resources, the "cheap" ones can't.
Why shouldn't I buy hosting from an overseller?
- They will never give you the resources they have promised.
- They can suspend your account for almost any reason, if you begin using more than they secretly allowed.
- They are liars. You won't like liars.
- They have many many accounts on one physical server, so your site will be poor in performance.
- Since you pay very little, you will get very little support.
- You get what you pay for.
What should I do if I see an overselling host?
You don't have much to do. Just browse to another website that is not overselling.