What happens when you give too much of space for a very low price? People host forums in there, and give a lot of previlleges to its users. Lots of storage, and a lot of searches at any time. This means, a heavy database load for your server.
So, if you decide to put limitations on the number of database connections at any given time to 20 or 50 or 100 depending on your server’s capacity, what would people do with a lot of space? 600 GB for $10 a month is the standard that is being sold. Overselling it is, I shall discuss that later, but what would you do if your client uploads a php script that downloads all images and stores it into your hard drive, and he just opens a forum at some free phpbb sites and hotlinks to the photos in your servers?
You just waste a lot of space, and a lot of bandwidth, all that for just $10 a month that you get from the client.
How to prevent this? Have a good TOS, where you clearly mention that the user is not to host anything on the space that he has been provided that is other than anything related to the site. If he is displaying pictures on his site, let him store them there, but if he is just hotlinking, you reserve the rights to suspend his account and distribute the photos to charity.
Never allow databases to be accessed from outside your server. This is a security issue first, second, it is a waste of bandwidth and server load again. Why serve as a database server and give trouble to other clients who are sharing the database system as well?
January 29Weekly Cell Phone Jargon Update Week 3
January 29SBI or ICICI
Like most of Indyahozting’s clients know, we dont have a proper account with ICICI to accept cash deposits directly into our account. And our Account with HDFC will not accept cash payments. I have 2 options before me now. SBI or ICICI.
I wanted to know which my clients would prefer. Sbi has a wider range of branches, and its India’s Largest Bank, and ICICI, modern, service not that bad, but would cost us more, and is the 2nd Largest bank in India. SBI has more branches than ICICI.
I wanted to run a poll among my customers. Installing a module on the site which would run polls would be a headache, and I dont want to do it in orkut and make it public. I need to create polls, and invite only the people whom I would like to vote. I was searching around and found easy-poll.com
I find it ultra easy, u just need to signup, create your poll, and ask your friends to vote, and you have the graph with you without any trouble at all.
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