Are you unhappy with the bandwidth allowance your server currently has? If so, and if you have the need for a high amount, then you may want to consider making the switch to an unlimited bandwidth plan. Your current server might offer an unmetered bandwidth option, but if you want your allowance to be truly unlimited, then an unmetered plan probably isn’t your best bet.
At ReliableSite, we’re proud to offer truly unlimited bandwidth plans, so you can use all the bandwidth your site needs without having to worry about overages or additional fees.
Unlimited vs. Unmetered Bandwidth: What’s the Difference?
When shopping around for dedicated hosting, it’s important to understand the difference between unlimited and unmetered bandwidth plans. Often times, people will use the terms interchangeably or assume that they’re the same thing, but they’re not. Unmetered bandwidth plans refer to plans where the amount of bandwidth you use is not monitored or capped. However, there is still a limit to the amount of bandwidth the server connection is able to process. As a result, if your bandwidth needs are truly high enough, you could end up over-taxing the server. With dedicated server unlimited bandwidth, on the other hand, there is truly no limit to the amount of bandwidth you can use.
When looking for an unlimited bandwidth plan, it’s also important to select a hosting company with a proven reputation. Some unscrupulous hosting companies, for example, will not allow high bandwidth actions to be performed (such as live video streaming) or will reduce speed once your bandwidth usage has reached a certain point. As a result, you may not be getting the service you’re paying for.
At ReliableSite, we take our promise of unlimited bandwidth very seriously and we go out of our way to provide the stable, reliable hosting you deserve.
Is Unlimited Bandwidth Right for You?
As you might expect, an unlimited bandwidth plan is more expensive than a hosting plan with finite bandwidth. And of course, you don’t want to end up paying for more than what you need. So, how do you know when an unlimited plan is right for you? Start by assessing your current bandwidth usage. Is it relatively stable and predictable? If so, and if you don’t anticipate that changing, then you could probably get away with paying for a set amount of bandwidth each month.
On the other hand, if you’re frequently exceeding your bandwidth allowance and/or have bandwidth needs that vary greatly from one month to the next, then it may be worth the added peace of mind to have an unlimited bandwidth plan. This is especially important if you’re hosting a popular site that would lead to a loss of profits or other major problems if it were to go down.
As you can see, unlimited bandwidth can be a great choice for your hosting needs, especially if they are unpredictable. Of course, when selecting unlimited bandwidth hosting, it’s important to find a hosting company you can trust. Contact our team at ReliableSite today to find out more about our unlimited bandwidth server options.