If you’re in the market for any type of shared hosting plan you’ll probably see the word unlimited used heavily. But let’s take a step back for a moment & understand more about if it’s really possible to offer true unlimited hosting.

In What Context Is Unlimited Used?

Let’s use Dreamhost as an example, they only have one shared hosting plans which offers the following goodies:

  • Unlimited Storage
  • Unlimited Bandwidth
  • Unlimited Domains
  • Unlimited Shell Users
  • Unlimited Email Accounts
  • Unlimited MYSQL Databases
  • Unlimited Domains
  • Unlimited Subdomains

Well know that there’s no such thing as an unlimited TB hard drive, or an unlimited amount of bandwidth – these are finite resources (the host must have some sort of hard limit somewhere). Everything else however can technically be unlimited (until the point at which you exhaust your server or finite resources).

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