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How "unlimited" is unlimited?


Razakel
17-06-2014, 02:36
Quote Originally Posted by WaitingAnAge
I noticed when looking at the FAQ for the VPS that it doesn't come with any E-Mail accounts. Do these have to be purchased separate?
Well, the idea is that you'd install your own email server on your VPS. However, this can be fiendishly difficult to configure properly, especially if you're not that experienced.

OVH do offer an email-only package based on Exchange 2013:

https://www.ovh.co.uk/emails/hosted-...2013/index.xml

There's also their mxplan, which offers a simple email service for a one-off cost. However, you'd need your domain to be registered with OVH to be able to order it.

https://www.ovh.co.uk/products/mxplan.xml

WaitingAnAge
17-06-2014, 00:26
Quote Originally Posted by Dani
Hi

You may wish to consider an VPS classic as it has resources allocated to yourself with an garanteed 10TB data transfer per month. Plus its also the same cost. That way you get the traffic you need with higher specs on an VPS compared to the shared hosting.

https://www.ovh.co.uk/vps/vps-classic.xml

Danny
I noticed when looking at the FAQ for the VPS that it doesn't come with any E-Mail accounts. Do these have to be purchased separate?

Dani
02-06-2014, 10:55
Quote Originally Posted by WaitingAnAge
I'm just wondering, how unlimited is the bandwidth on a shared hosting plan? I won't be running CPU/RAM intensive scripts but I will be selling many large (12MB-20MB) files via my website. I know if many users started using the site all at the same time, this would become an issue, but what if say 2 people a day were downloading 5-10GB of data each (so up to 20GB a day, so sometimes around 620GB a month)

Would this be a problem?
Hi

You may wish to consider an VPS classic as it has resources allocated to yourself with an garanteed 10TB data transfer per month. Plus its also the same cost. That way you get the traffic you need with higher specs on an VPS compared to the shared hosting.

https://www.ovh.co.uk/vps/vps-classic.xml

Danny

Andy
01-06-2014, 14:14
OVH's plans are clustered as far as I know, so there should never be any slow down as such from one big site. But from what I understand if you use too much resources, be it RAM, CPU or bandwidth, they'll ask you to upgrade or they'll close the account. It's the same with any shared hosting. You would probably be better off with a dedicated server if you think you'll be pushing 500GB/month regularly.

Trapper
01-06-2014, 00:53
Hi WatingAnAge,

I'm not sure about OVH, but most companies that offer this kind of deal use "big" servers to host thousands of sites. So the connection from the server (or server cluster) you are on is going to be 1Gbps minimum. Probably 10Gbps.

There are two factors which work in your favour:

1. The people doing the downloads will probably only have 100Mbps DL speed at best.
2. The thousands of other sites are on a shared platform because they are small, non-popular sites with low traffic.

In the past we had a site on FastHosts shared platform, and the site suffered from poor performance. Eventually we had to remove, then re-add the site to get away from the site which was hogging the bandwidth (and memory and CPU). How OVH deal with this I am not sure.

HTH

~Trap

WaitingAnAge
01-06-2014, 00:05
I'm just wondering, how unlimited is the bandwidth on a shared hosting plan? I won't be running CPU/RAM intensive scripts but I will be selling many large (12MB-20MB) files via my website. I know if many users started using the site all at the same time, this would become an issue, but what if say 2 people a day were downloading 5-10GB of data each (so up to 20GB a day, so sometimes around 620GB a month)

Would this be a problem?