• @scorpionix@feddit.de
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    454 months ago

    Not use a hosting provider that charges by the amount of traffic?

    This appears to be an extreme edge case but overall there is nothing preventing you from waking up to such a huge bill if your site turns into the most popular page on the internet over night.

    • u/lukmly013 (lemmy.sdf.org)
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      4 months ago

      I didn’t even think commercial host providers would do this.

      The only service I knew about that had limit to transferred amount of data was grex.org, a non-commercial public unix shell. It had limit of 10MB/day for your web page, but it also didn’t allow stuff like images.
      However, that wasn’t anything commercial. And I think before the shutdown it was just a single computer sitting in someone’s basement.