Unlimited Policy Questions


#1

Hello All,

I have a couple of questions about the Unlimited Policy of Dream host,

(1)Copyrighted content you are not explicity licensed to distribute. (understood)

(2)File upload / sharing / archive / backup / mirroring / distribution sites.

(3)A site created primarily to drive traffic to another site. (understood)

(4)Reselling (or giving away) access to your account to others.

i don’t understand number 2 and number 4 really, can anyone explain it to me please? i mean on my site i have a free file uploading script which people use to upload files, which have a total less than 1 GB really, and image hosting too and various free services… can anyone please check my website and tell me if there’s anything violating to DH policies? Because i don’t want to loose my great DH account :slight_smile: my site is http://www.tinkolabs.com/

Thanks! :slight_smile:

Tarek


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#2
  1. If it’s not part of web content, then no, it’s not ok. #2 is all about files, and not about information.

  2. You’d have to get the final verdict from Support, but your original post about setting up space for others violates this restriction. You offered to host sites for those who can’t afford it, so that doesn’t fit within the Unlimited restrictions. However, creating a community site for images and legal useful files is ok. Your only current offering of SMF is questionable. It’s best to not be a secondary source of someone else’s software. The better approach would be to provide a link to the SMF site. Redistribution violates their Open Source licensing:
    "You are not allowed to redistribute the forum/software itself, without written permission."
    http://www.simplemachines.org/about/opensource.php
    Just because it’s Open Source, doesn’t mean that Copyright doesn’t apply. I suggest you delete that download.

-Scott


#3

Ok the SMF File is deleted now, didn’t read their license probably i think hehe :slight_smile:

Thank for the info :slight_smile:

Tarek


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#4

My read of the unlimited ToS was that I could set up a site for a client and have them manage content, but I couldn’t give them panel access to be webmaster for their own site.

Nevertheless, the additional restrictions on “unlimited” accounts led me to decline participation in the “upgrade to unlimited” program. I’m very happy within my current limits and even happier within the greater freedom afforded by not being restricted by the additional limitations of the additional Unlimited ToS.

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#5

Well that exactly what im doing, i don’t give them panel access, just they manage the content and that it, its just the same if i was doing all of them, but its just me,

I didn’t actually know there was a different unlimited policy if i knew that i would’ve stuck with my old plan too.

Is there actually a way maybe to go back?

Thanks

Tarek


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#6

Contact Support and ask them if you can revert.

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#7

Done, Got back to my normal package, hehe…

I love Dream Host :smiley:

Thanks all for the replies :slight_smile:

Tarek


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#8

Does life seem smaller and more limited now that you’re back in the 500 billion room house instead of the one with infinite rooms?

I think 500GB vs. unlimited has as much impact to me as the question of whether the universe will expand forever or whether it will eventually stop expanding and contract back to a point.

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#9

If the universe contracted back really quickly to the point where you happened to be standing at the time I reckon you’d feel a bit of an impact.

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#10

It doesn’t really make a big difference, but i upgraded to the unlimited just incase my site gets a little too big out of the 500 gb space, but till now im not using except of 1% out of 500 gb so no big difference :slight_smile:

Tarek


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#11

It would be bloody hard to fill 500gb of space…


#12

I think the space concern was regarding a free file uploading service he is/was providing.

Those services tend to fill space quite quickly, although most usually get suspended for copyright infringement beforehand as there’s always some dingbat who’ll upload a stack of mp3s or warez, etc. which gives the hosting company recourse to give you the boot.

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#13

Yeah, crowd-sourcing and user-contributed content is a great to build a huge website quickly, but you really need to be able to constantly moderate what the visitors are up to. Illegal content and bad neighborhood links will sink your site just as quickly as the internet surfers can build it up.

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#14

I registered with DreamHost back when they were offering only 250GB, so I still only have 250GB and a few TB of bandwidth. I could upgrade to 500GB, but I don’t really have a need to do so.

I just wish they’d bring back bandwidth throttling.