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    I currently use godaddy.com as my host, and overall im very impressed, from what I can tell the MySQL data base has no limits in particular over than what your disk space is.

    I currently use their premium plan which includes:

    • 20 GB Space • 1,000 GB Transfer • 2000 Email Accounts
    • 50 MySQL Databases
    I am considering getting a vBulletin forum, I have ran the test which I got all passes on except for
    magic_quotes_gpc
    is that a major issue that would justifiy looking for a new host or will that be fine.

    If anyone has opinions please tell me
    - TomJames

  • #2
    If you're satisfied with Godaddy go for it, however, their reputation as a webhost is not at all as high as a domains registrar.
    You're spending millions of dollars on a website?!

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    • #3
      Are there any web hosts that offer similar features for a similar price?

      Im looking too get the best host for the price of around what im paying with godaddy + or - $7
      - TomJames

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      • #4
        with 20 gb space and 1000 gb bandwidth, you're taking up nearly an entire server (at least where the bw is concerned)..... are you on a semi dedicated server presently ?
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        • #5
          Probably not, just overselling to the max on GoDaddy's part.

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          • #6
            yes but they could afford to oversell (esp the BW) since they rent their own pipes, its unlimited for them, yet you would be hardpressed to find a shared environment with that much BW (I'd say downright impossible). WHT specials will list dedicated server with less BW than that
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            • #7
              Originally posted by encryption
              yes but they could afford to oversell (esp the BW) since they rent their own pipes, its unlimited for them
              Trust me, as someone who runs their own network, it certainly ain't unlimited and it certainly ain't cheap - Sure, the more you use, the cheaper it becomes from a bandwidth standpoint (up to a point) but to counter that, the cost of the equipment needed to work the bandwidth rises the more you use. They are quite clearly overselling IMHO/
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              • #8
                How can it not be unlimited, when datacenters purchase pipes, they pay a fixed monthly charge.... the companies providing the fiber connections dont set a "limit" to how much can be transferred within a given month. In fact, their only limitation is the physical limitation of how much data can flow through the pipe itself in a given month. So while technically, there is a limitation, in reality, it's unmetered BW for a DC.

                Once the DC gets their hands on it, they meter it down severely to clients so that they
                A) can cram more and more clients into the physical limitation of the pipe
                B) and yet hold a half decent transfer rate.

                I totally agree with you on pricing, I have a friend who is a network admin for the parent company of Hertz and they buy pipes from MCI like its running out of style... you can end up paying upto half a million a month on some of the larger high capacity pipes. But afaik, MCI has not set any limitation to how much data they are allowed to send in a month.

                In our office here, we have a T1 line and AT&T has not set any limitations on that either. If we max out the pipe at 1.5mbit / sec and run it continously for the entire month, the max we could transfer is how much flows during this duration, but it doesnt mean that the amount transferred in the month is the limitation set by AT&T, its just how much the pipe can take.
                Last edited by encryption; Wed 22 Feb '06, 5:30am.
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                • #9
                  Originally posted by encryption
                  How can it not be unlimited, when datacenters purchase pipes, they pay a fixed monthly charge.... the companies providing the fiber connections dont set a "limit" to how much can be transferred within a given month. In fact, their only limitation is the physical limitation of how much data can flow through the pipe itself in a given month. So while technically, there is a limitation, in reality, it's unmetered BW for a DC.
                  You've been reading too much marketting meterial I'm afraid. You'll see lots of people claiming OC-192 networks etc. - What they really mean, is that the fiber can handle up to OC-192, but they've got a wavelength coming in that'll do them maybe 1Gbit/s and they've got a commitment of say 400Mbit/s on that wavelength. There is always a limit, nothing is unlimited, and it is very rare to find a provider actually fully paid up for the capacity they are claiming to have.
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                  • #10
                    well you're saying what I said in a different way, if they have a commitment of 400mbit/s, then thats what they chose to pay for on a pipe thats capable of much more,

                    let me explain what I mean a little more clearly

                    To me, unlimited transfer means that the company you purchase your BW from is not setting a transfer limit on your inbound / outbound data flow. I am not referring to the transfer rate here.

                    Say for instance, in your example, on a 400mbit/sec you can transfer 1 trillion mbit of data in a given month at full capacity. This is "limited" to the "physicaly" capacity of the pipe and nothing else.

                    Now if the total transfer limit on this 400mbit/s pipe was set to 800 billion mbit in a month BY the provider of the pipe, that to me is setting a limitation your bandwidth.
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                    • #11
                      Well for a start:

                      Bandwidth - The amount of data that can be transfered in a unit of time

                      DataTransfer - The amount of data transfered in total

                      Two different things, and certainly not interchangable like many hosts use them.

                      Also a 400Mbit/s commit would not be a cap on the physical line - it is very rare for a provider of bandwidth to actually cap a line to the commit, in 99% of cases it is a commit of 400Mbit/s based on 95th percentile billing.

                      Unlimited by definition means no limits, which is clearly not the case, yes it may be pedantic, but when you stop and ask Joe Consumer what unlimited means, they'll give you the commonly understood definition meaning without limits.
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