What Do We Mean by “Unlimited” or “Unmetered”?
What we mean is, you don’t have to worry about disk storage or network transfer when your site gets popular.
You DO still have to worry about plenty of other things though, if your site isn’t well optimized and is causing issues for others on your shared server (either because it’s pounding the CPU, hogging RAM, or doing tons of disk I/O), you may be asked to sign up for your own FridayHost Private Server.
Every single other web host out there has exactly the same limitations!
What About VPS?
The Unlimited Policy does not apply to to VPS machines. FridayHost reserves the right to change pricing with notice to customers 30 days prior to renewal. Amount of network transfer is unlimited on all VPS services.
What About Databases?
You’re allowed an unlimited number of MySQL databases on all unlimited web hosting plans, VPS and PS, but in the interest of server stability we request that you try to keep them optimized and no larger than a few GB in size.
What About Email?
The Unlimited Policy doesn’t apply to email. Email addresses have their own limits and these are enforced on all accounts if it gets out of hand!
What’s Not Allowed in “Unlimited”?
Basically, sites whose essential purpose is to use disk or bandwidth. When making a website, you should be thinking about “How can I make an interesting site for my visitors while minimizing my server storage, bandwidth, file system, memory, and cpu impact as much as possible?” The result will be a better experience for your visitors, your web host, and yourself!
Here are some specific examples of things not allowed:
- Copyrighted content to which you do not hold usage or distribution rights.
- File upload / sharing / archive / backup / mirroring / distribution sites.
- A site created primarily to drive traffic to another site.
- Making your account resources available (whether for free or pay) to the general public.
FridayHost reserves the right to delete data stored on our servers that violates any of the terms in the Unlimited Policy, and, generally, in our Terms of Service. FridayHost has sole discretion to determine what does, and does not violate either policy.
Our pledge to you is to do our best to always keep your website, with the content you created, UP… no matter how many times you get Slashdotted or Reddited.