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Warning: Bluehost's 'Unlimited' isn't quite so unlimited

If you're considering Bluehost as a webhost provider please read this regarding their 'unlimited' hosting as advertised.

Today I received an email from my hosting provider, Bluehost, with the heading "Server Performance Warning for [mysite.com]".  

Reading further, I discovered it was a nice automated email stating "It has come to our attention that your site is using an excessive amount of MySQL resources on your BlueHost.com account. This is causing performance problems on your website as well as for other customers that are on this server. It can cause our servers to crash and cause additional downtime."



On their website they advertise Unlimited hosting space and unlimited databases. As it turns out, if you read the fine print that they kindly sent me in the email, this comes with a catch that they can basically take down your site if it reaches limits that they say degrade server performance.

To help you out,  these limits are:
1000 tables and/or 3 …