written by: Marce•edited by: Robin L.•updated: 5/27/2009
Unlimited Web hosting may seem like the perfect hosting situation for your Web site, but there are some thing you need to know before deciding to go this route. Learn the advantage and disadvantages of unlimited Web hosting in this article.
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Are you interested in uploading your Web site to an unlimited Web hosting site? There are many advantages and disadvantages to using unlimited Web hosting sites, which you should know about before deciding to use them.
The Advantages of Using Unlimited Web Hosting
The main advantage of using unlimited Web hosting is that you can create a Web site as large as you would like without having to worry about whether your Web hosting site will be able to hold it. Furthermore, you can continue to add to your site without having to take out important information or designs because you have run out of disk space on the hosting site. You can also use the latest Web design tools to make your site attractive and up to speed with the newest advancements in Web site technology.
The Disadvantages to Unlimited Hosting Sites
Even though using unlimited hosting sites sounds like a great idea, you may want to consider a few things. First, since the hosting site offers unlimited space for Web sites, it is most attractive to Web developers who have large Web sites. What this means is that the server will, at some point, run out of space. While this shouldn't matter to you, the results of a server that is overworked and full could be devastating your site. The server could crash or be slow, which means data may be lost or your Web site visitors may become frustrated by how your site lags. If this happens, you may inevitable lose money or have to spend more money recreating your lost site due to the crash.
The only way to ensure that you don't have to worry about this major disadvantage of unlimited Web hosting sites is to back up all of your information from your Web site. This way, you are able to host your site using the benefits of an unlimited hosting site and protect yourself in case anything was to happen.