The "unlimited"-tag in Shared Hosting offers
Given I am currently in the search for either a suitable reseller hosting or a selt hosted solution for my web hosting clients I very often stumble upon the promise of "unlimited ssd disk space". SmartHosting which I once used also offered this. Am I the only one who acctually is scared of this term? We all know there is no such thing as a drive with unlimited capacity. So usually these kinda marketing offers are accompanied with a FuP stating that "if your websites/your clients websites do not exceed average usage for websites" you get unlimited storage. The only problem is that quite often they lack to define the actual limits. The only provider I've seen that seems to be quite honest about this is DreamHost stating:
Hey, that doesn't sound very "Unlimited" to me!
Actually, for you, my dear Legitimate Website Owner, it is unlimited.
This whole page is just to announce to the <.1% of people who want to try and run free porn affiliate sites or anime video trading forums or host pirated rips of The Dark Knight on DreamHost that we're not having any.
Now how do you guys think about the unlimited marketing? Surely at first it might appear as a "no worries" solution for the average user, however am I the only one who does not want to rely on them supporting you when you will need more resources for the first time? Providers plans on how to handle excessive use range from 48h termination to no questions asked termination which for a reseller with various clients would be a pain.
Anyway, maybe some of you support this marketing strategy, too. Let me hear your input on this.