What do you mean “Unlimited”?
What we mean is, you don’t have to worry about disk storage or network transfer when your site gets popular.
You DO still have to worry about plenty of other things though… if your site isn’t well optimized and is causing issues for others on your shared server (either because it’s pounding the CPU, hogging RAM, or doing tons of disk I/O), you may be asked to sign up for your own ACSB Private Server.
Trust us, every host out there has exactly the same limitations… we’re just trying to be up front about them!
What about databases?
You’re certainly allowed an unlimited number of MySQL databases, but in the interest of server stability we request that you try to keep them optimized and no larger than a few GB in size.
What’s not allowed in “Unlimited”?
Basically, sites whose essential purpose is to use disk or bandwidth.
When making a website, you should be thinking about “How can I make an interesting site for my visitors while minimizing my server storage, bandwidth, file system, memory, and cpu impact as much as possible?”
The result will be a better experience for your visitors, your web host, and yourself!
Here are some specific examples of things not allowed:
ACSB reserves the right to delete data stored on our servers that violates any of the terms in the Unlimited Policy, and, generally, in our Terms of Service. ACSB has sole discretion to determine what does, and does not violate either policy.
Only roughly .1% of customers ever fall outside what we consider normal usage. Typically, those that do fall in the atypical category are generally using their accounts for purposes that violate our TOS such as file sharing, home computer/file backups, or similar.