Differences: Metered, Un-metered and Un-limited Bandwidth
When you plan to host a website, you browse through different hosting choices and individual plans. From Shared Hosting to self-managed Dedicated or VPS Hosting, the choices are many. Considering that you have successfully passed the first step and picked a hosting type for your business, the next debate starts when you need to choose a package for the same.
Even with a basic kind of Web Hosting, say Shared Server Hosting, every host would offer multiple plans that differ in terms of space, disk access, and bandwidth. While others might be a known term, bandwidth often creates confusion – whether you should opt for a metered bandwidth plan, an unmetered or an unlimited plan.
Before that, what exactly is bandwidth? In simple terms, bandwidth is the amount allocated for transferring of data. Suppose that you have purchased a plan that offers a bandwidth of 60mbps. This implies that your server can send 60 megabytes of data every second.
Coming back to our discussion, when you would first hear the terms, all of them would sound Greek and Latin, in case you are not the techy sort of person. Even if you don’t understand, you are bound to make a choice. To help you with this, we have created this article about to drive a wedge between the three and outline the differences.
To start, metered bandwidth is the simplest to explain. Not to mention the fact that with metered bandwidth the data usage of the website is tracked for each month and based on the consumption, the user is charged. This might be beneficial when the website doesn’t grab much traffic every month. So instead of paying a predetermined amount, why not go in the pay-as-you-use model. But for websites that witness huge traffic, paying … Read the rest