Bob You're asking whether accepting the offer that the hosting co is putting out to the general market (without even taking into account giving you a better deal for your loyalty) is ethical? Are you nuts? If you accept the offer, they're bringing in *more revenue* against their largely fixed costs than they would otherwise be making. Granted, you're not paying the special "our VPS customers are dumber than a sack of hammers" gouging rate for it, but you wouldn't be anyway. Cheers Martin “Best efforts and hard work only dig deeper the pit we’re in.” - W. Edwards Deming On 5 Mar 2012, at 17:55, Bob Meetin wrote: > Curiously, if you were to go with the providers' shared hosting you can get a really inexpensive package with unlimited disk space. I'm thinking out loud about the possibility of signing up for a cheap unlimited plan and doing nothing more than using it to archive filesystem backup zip files. So, the questions: > > Is this ethical or borderline ethical?