The truth about unlimited Cambodian hosting

February 2, 2017

Unlimited Cambodian hosting refers to web hosting that offers unlimited disk storage, data transfer, domain capacity… But is it right?

We will dig into the details in this article. Actually, unlimited is nothing but an imaginary industrial term, believed by only bunch of uninformed webmasters.

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Is unlimited disk storage and unlimited bandwidth possible?

In a way, unlimited hosting providers are actually offering the freedom to host as many websites as you can at an affordable price!

As a smart consumer, you should recognize that hosting companies are in a world with its own terminology. We know that ‘unlimited’ sounds like having no ends or limits in English; but that’s not the case when it comes to unlimited hosting plan.

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In reality, unlimited hosting in Cambodia is, always, limited. Think about the limitation in our physical world – it is simply impossible to have unlimited semiconductor to build unlimited CPU/ RAM. It is impossible to offer unlimited bandwidth when we have limited cables transmitting data around the globe; and heck, it is impossible to hire unlimited man power to maintain the servers and networks.

The truth about unlimited hosting

It is like going to an all-you-can-eat buffet. You can eat all you can eat providing that you do not eat too much.

The same applies to these unlimited hosting service – you are welcomed to host unlimited webs and take up unlimited hosting resources providing that you are not ‘overusing’ it. Unlimited hosting users are restricted by various limitations and house rules – for instance Hostmonster and BlueHost will start throttle your account CPU usage once you hit the house’s limit and Hostgator will shut you down when you exceed certain number of inodes.

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And, these are just two quick examples I can think of when we are writing this article, every single unlimited Cambodia web hosting provider out there will have its own house rules and server limitations to control their users. It could be CPU queries, RAM, number of MySQL database connections/ MySQL databases or FTP uploads – as soon as your webs hit the red zone; the hosting provider will pull the plug or impose additional charges on you. That is the way “unlimited hosting” work.