November 15th, 2006, 22:22
Free Hosting Requests Getting Rediculous!
I have noticed over the years that the people who request free hosting are geting quite rediculous. I remember when all the free stuff started, that some were offering 20-50mb disc space and MAYBE 1GB bandwidth. Now a days people are requesting 10gb disc space and 200gb bandwidth with NO ADS and NO forum posting!
When I was young and had no idea what I was doing, I remember asking for a small amount of disc space and bandwidth that I could use for testing purposes, but the market today is crazy! You have people like Godaddy offering 250gb bandwidth for $3 a month, which is just a loss leader for them but, it's putting a real hurting on the ones that are just starting out and trying to offer quality services and a regular price. Young people these days see that Godaddy can do it for $3 a month with that amount, and they also see these kids with a reseller offering the same for FREE and they figure that it's just the way it goes, well it isn't!
I may be wrong, but I think that, in the near future the whole web hosting industry is going to be turned on it's ear and out of business, only the big will be able to survive. Kind of like Wal-Mart. They open up in a small town and run every little business that makes that town what it is, out of business!
Nothing I can do about it, but, to all of you who are requesting insane amounts of disc space or bandwidth for free with NO ADS or forum posting, you need to take a look at what a reliable server costs and then re-think what you ask for.
November 16th, 2006, 06:08
Yep, you're right, people expect far too much for free, all you can do is say no .....
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November 16th, 2006, 12:47
About 6 months ago someone was looking for 100gb space & unlimted bandwith never get that for free for like $25 a month maybe
November 16th, 2006, 13:03
If you can get me 100gb/unlimited bandwidth for $25 a month i'll take 5 accounts!
November 16th, 2006, 15:49
They are seriously. People are wanting too much what they probably won't use. be real, if you want no ads and no posting how do we pay for the server?
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November 17th, 2006, 07:53
http://hosting-review.com/?gclid=CMu...FRgsUAodMhxJ-Q damn there are some good hosting deals there closed as you can get to unlimited
1&1 has the best deal I could find for $20 a month
5 domain names
250 GB web space
3,000 e-mail accounts
2,500 GB traffic
Last edited by DJboutit; November 17th, 2006 at 07:59.
November 17th, 2006, 22:55
1and1.com are also overselling really, really bad.
And I agree with the thread topic, 25mb space/500mb bandwidth was in really big demand not too long ago. Now most the people here would laugh at that offer.
Last edited by ppx; November 17th, 2006 at 23:00.