Well, DreamHost service is priced as a shared web hosting service, not as an infinite storage backup service.
Most websites will not need the hundreds of gigs of disk that is offered in the plan, and most of the sites that do would require other resources that are not offered in infinite supply by your plan - specifically CPU and memory.
Then again, there are those very few sites that have massive amounts of media and are low-traffic. I’m not sure there’s even one that uses all the advertised disk space.
At any rate, if you did want to share your entire photo collection online and chose to offer downloads or display of full-resolution versions of these photos (and if you don’t shoot in raw mode or if you offer raw mode downloads), then you could do what you say - though I think it would be disingenuous to upload media to a site where there was no possibility that you’d link to even a fraction of the content.
The new online backup service is priced to be a decent value and comparable to many online backup services out there. Would it be reasonable for them to price it so they’d lose money and eventually go out of business? I hope not because then we’d be up a creek because we’d have killed the goose the laid the golden eggs.
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