After much deliberation, WireNine has finally decided to start providing unlimited web hosting in order stay competitive in the hosting industry. It’s important for people to understand what unlimited actually means as most companies in the web hosting industry advertise an unlimited amount of disk space and bandwidth but fail to meet the expectations of their clients. Unfortunately, consumers need to understand that true unlimited web hosting does not exist. Although most unlimited web hosts will not cap your disk space or bandwidth usage, they will suspend your account once they start to see a high CPU usage. This is the true limitation of unlimited as you will start to exceed memory and CPU usage limits far before you surpass any arbitrary disk space or bandwidth limits.
WireNine has access to tons of disk space and bandwidth from its data center to ensure that customers will never have to worry about their usage. However, as with any unlimited shared hosting plan, you are hosted on a server with hundreds of other customers thus sharing memory and CPU resources. Therefore, in order to maintain the quality of service WireNine is accustomed to providing, we have to ensure that we don’t let 1 or 2 individuals ruin the shared hosting experience for hundreds of other clients.
It’s only natural that people want the most value for their money and thus would rather invest into a cheap unlimited hosting plan over one that has capped disk space and bandwidth. The fact of the matter is, the majority of those individuals will barely utilize any disk space or bandwidth while still abiding by the terms of service of the company they are hosted with. Unless you are using your account for file sharing purposes (which is strictly prohibited, see terms of service), or own a high traffic website, you should be able to manage with the most basic unlimited hosting plan WireNine has to offer.
There are a few clients who will attempt to host their high traffic website on low level shared hosting plans and then blame the company for providing slow or unstable service. With that being said, WireNine does offer a semi-dedicated plan for those individuals requiring extensive CPU resources. It’s understandable that a high traffic website would perform poorly on a shared server with hundreds of other clients — so ultimately, it is beneficial for the consumer to upgrade his/her hosting plan to provide the best possible experience to their site visitors.
Additionally, with the new site launch, WireNine has also introduced VPS hosting — but more to come on that later. I do want to point out however that our VPS hardware is top of the line and we use 15,000K RPM SAS Enterprise Drives instead of SATA II drives like most other providers. This helps ensure the fastest possible VPS experience for all our customers.
P.S. We’d love to hear your opinions on our new site redesign. What do you think? Leave your comments below.