What does "Unlimited" mean?
It is a reference to our policy of allowing
you to use your disk space for anything you need to help power your website. You are also
allowed to keep up to four weekly backups of your account on your server, providing you
with the best chance to retrieve your data if needed.
What this means is, don’t worry about
disk space or data transfer if your website gets popular.
You DO have to worry about
other things; if your site isn’t well optimized and is causing issues for other
customers on your shared server (like using excessive CPU cycles, or an excess of RAM, or
doing lots of read/write operations to the disk), you may be asked to sign up for your own
private server after we bring this up with you.
Every web host has a similar, limitation…
we just want our customers to know about it ahead of time!
What about databases?
You are allowed to create and use an
unlimited number of MySQL databases, but we ask that you try to keep them optimized, and
no larger than a few GB in size in order to help ensure server stability. Databases larger
than that would be best served by a private server.
What's not allowed in Unlimited?
Websites whose essential purpose is
to use disk or bandwidth. When building a website, you should be thinking, How do I
make an interesting website while minimizing my storage, bandwidth, memory, and CPU impact
as much as possible?
The end result is a better experience for
your visitors, your web host, and you!
Here are some specific examples of things
- Copyrighted content to which you do not hold
usage or distribution rights.
- File upload / sharing / archive / backup /
mirroring / distribution sites. Sorry, but you can’t use this to build the next Dropbox!
- A website created primarily to drive traffic
to another website (e.g. affiliate marketing website).
- Making your account resources available
(whether for free or pay) to the general public.
That's not "Unlimited!"
Actually, for the average website owner, it
is unlimited. The whole purpose of this document is to ensure that the
<.1% of people who want to try and run porn affiliate sites, anime video trading
forums, or host pirated rips of Cloud Atlas on DirectAdminHosting.com that it is not
Also, our pledge to you is to do our best
to always keep your website, with the content you created, UP.