Truth in Hosting… ViUX® has a strict NO OVERSELLING policy.
- No hidden Terms & Conditions to limit your usage
- Utilize all the resources that you have been promised
- No marketing ploys or gimmicks to trick you
ViUX Hosting does not resell the same Diskspace, Email Accounts (Mailboxes) and other such resources over and over and over again to countless customers in expectation and hope that most of them will never come anywhere near to using the full amount of resources that they have been promised (sold). Sadly, many Web Hosting Providers do engage in this dishonest and disrespectful practice (called “Overselling”); and many more are fast adopting the same, because they feel that they must do so in order to compete with those that already have.
Because we at ViUX® believe that there should be “Truth in Hosting“, you will not see any ViUX Hosting Plans offering: “Unlimited” Diskspace; “Unlimited” Mailboxes; or even: 100 GB of Diskspace; 1000 Mailboxes; etc… all for less than $5 per month! Really!?!
We would consider such an offering to be dishonest, because resource quantities of those levels would cost far more than $5 to provide and still maintain profitability, without engaging in massive overselling of those same resources to a large group of unsuspecting customers. It is for this reason that we also consider overselling to be disrespectful to customers.
To offer such incredible resource levels for such a ridiculously low price is only possible if the provider is large enough to take the hit and is actually willing to lose money to grow their customer base; or as is most often the case… The provider really has no intention of honoring those resources and has language in their Terms of Service (TOS) and Acceptable Use Policy (AUP) giving them an out by basically disallowing usage above a certain level (or percentage) and/or by restricting the “rate of growth” – which again, is dishonest and disrespectful to those unsuspecting customers.
Further, Shared Hosting cannot meet the needs of every Website or customer… If someone actually needs ultra-high resource levels, then that is what Cloud VPS Hosting and Dedicated Servers are for. After all, consider that if Shared Hosting could really meet the needs of those requiring “UNLIMITED” resources – then it would be the only type of Web Hosting offered, as no other type of Hosting Service would ever be needed.
For more information on the practice of overselling and details of some “Unlimited” resources that ViUX Hosting does offer (such as Domains & Traffic)… please read our blog posting: Truth in Hosting… To Oversell or Not to Oversell – to gain additional insight into this topic.