[thelist] backups / disk space

Martin Burns martin at easyweb.co.uk
Mon Mar 5 16:58:22 CST 2012


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.


“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?

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