• Get unlimited bandwidth from your host for free

    by  • December 21, 2008 • Tutorials • 1 Comment

    NOTE: This applies only to specific hosting companies, due to the
    specific setup needed and does have its drawbacks.

    While setting up hosting space with a specific company I often deal
    with, I noticed that they used a shared IP. (IP shared by two or more
    websites/domains.) Well, the rates for unlimited bandwidth were
    around $50+ per month, which I found unreasonable. I didnt require
    much space, and didnt want to be limited to a mere 3 gig of traffic
    per month.

    Back on track… When setting up the acct, the hosting company needs
    to know the domain name so that they can direct it accordingly.
    (example: ‘http://www.123.4.567.890/~user1/ ,
    ‘http://www.123.4.567.890/~user2/ etc)

    At this point you can give a url that doesnt belong to you at all. As
    long as the nameservers dont change, that should have absolutly no
    negative effects on you or your site whatsoever.

    How it works is this:
    The host propogates you a certain amount space on its servers, and
    monitors the traffic that enters their space through the domain its
    registered under. Being that the domain isn’t connected to the site
    at all, it registers ZERO traffic.

    Zero traffic registered = can’t possibly go over bandwidth
    can’t possibly go over bandwidth restrictions = free unlimited

    Now the problems with this (besides the ethical ones) is that your
    host may offer X amount of mail addys with the acct
    (you@y…) and these will not work, as the name isnt on their
    DNS. However, some domain companies allow you to set it up
    regardless. Another problem seems to be strictly cosmetic, but can be
    highly problematic… Once you attach the domain you want onto the
    site, each page comes up/w the ip/UN the host propagated to your
    acct. Its at this point where you have to have a phenominal 10-15
    character alphanumerical or better (#, &, etc) pw, or your site will
    be vulnerable to attack since the attacker already has your UN. This
    only gives attackers a slight advantage as the amount of time it
    would take to brute force a 10 character pw @ a rate of 1,000,000 per
    second is 10 years. Add numbers and case sensitivity to that and it
    becomes approx 26,980 years.

    While I’m on it, I may as well add that if you use this method,
    obviously you are going to be using the lowest cost hosting plan
    available, which in turn will offer the least amount of space. Thats
    why free hosts were invented.

    Free hosts suck as a general rule. Who wants a site smothered in ads?
    However, if you upload all your programs, graphics and other large
    files (have a backup of course) to a reliable free host and target
    them accordingly from your site you have just freed up a signifigant
    amount of space. The only setback/w this is having to keep an index
    card or file around/w your pws, as you should never use the same one
    twice, and want to use complicated ones.


    Author is a Tech blogger & loves to share his work on web by writing guidelines for Ethical Hacking students & Security professionals. Performing various types of hacking from pen test to smartphone hacking – He enjoys hacking just for personal research purpose. Working with more of 'grey as well as black hat' hackers for learning advanced hacking as well as defending techniques & share them with learners. His prime area of research is Cyber Criminals & currently working on a Video Product Development to teach hacking & Pen Testing for absolute beginners.


    • sezar

      this sound great thanks for this info 🙂