VPS on the cheap

chabon chabon at gmail.com
Fri Apr 25 12:18:32 MDT 2008


On 4/25/08, Steven Alligood <steve at bluehost.com> wrote:

>  Bluehost has a large number of customers that are getting exactly what is
> advertised.  Customers are never let go for using bandwidth or drive space,
> although sometimes they have to be moved to other servers to accommodate
> them.  What customers are let go for is causing problems for other
> customers, which often results from CPU pounding or constant heavy drive
> I/O, and mirroring large active repos does both of those.
>
>
Ok so I've generalized using Bluehost as an example here but there are
many other hosting companies doing essentially the same thing (don't
get me started on call queues, either).  I don't know how many
accounts they have that are using close to those limits, but it would
have to be a very small percentage of their base for BH to offer those
plans and still make money.  I don't fully buy the cpu and disk i/o
argument  but since I don't know how BH runs those systems I will take
your word for it.

Chab



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