The Unlimited Bandwidth Myth

When choosing a hosting plan, a big sell is “unlimited” bandwidth. The problem? It is probably not unlimited in the black and white version of the word the way we read it. This article at FindMyHosting.com explains the truth behind unlimited hosting:

The Attraction to Unlimited
When consumers decide they want to place a website on the internet, they are often unaware of the fact that there are limitations. Unlimited is attractive because it requires no further thought. If it’s unlimited then I never need to worry about running out right? Although this is understandable, there are risks with purchasing unlimited plans.

As cliche’ as it sounds, read the fine print whether in miniature lettering in the Terms of Service agreement or in the footer of the web page.

The Unlimited Myth
Many web hosting companies offer “unlimited” as a plan feature. It is impossible for any provider to actually provide an unlimited amount of bandwidth or disk space. It’s just not possible.

For web hosts, the attraction of providing such a plan is in the hopes that the majority of their clients will never actually reach the point of exceeding the bandwidth/disk usage limits that would, in turn, push their profits of service sales into the ground. Read more

[STATUS] Emergency Maintenance Window – May 22nd, 2009

Maintenance Window Start Date & Time: May 22nd, 2009 04:00 PM CT
Maintenance Window End Date & Time:
May 22nd, 2009 06:00 PM CT

Impact on Customers: Intermittent loss of connectivity possible during maintenance window.

Scope of Work: Kyvon will be replacing the system board in the VMWare server at our data center located at 710 Tucker. The maintenance will affect Hosted Exchange clients on both the WINPSA-03 and LINPSA-04 servers intermittently, and an emergency maintenance window is required to perform the procedure. Read more

How-To: Set Up Email in Outlook 2003


In a new series of “How-To”s, we will provide instructions for setting up email accounts in various mail programs. While utilizing the Kyvon webmail is convenient from locations other than your office, using a mail client (such as Outlook) is sufficient for both organizing and maintaining your e-mail.

The first in this series is a tutorial for setting up an e-mail account in Outlook 2003. A short video version of this tutorial is available after the instructions, below.

This tutorial will show you how to create an email account in Outlook 2003.

  1. In the main navigation toolbar select Tools->Email Accounts.
  2. Select Add a New E-Mail Account in the E-Mail Accounts window. Hit Next.
  3. Typically, you will be creating a POP3 account. In the Server Type window, select POP3. Hit Next.
  4. Read more