Bandwidth PLUS & Upcoming Changes

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I have spent more than 500 hours (over the past few years) trying to avoid making the changes referenced in this thread. However, with growing popularity of our PagePix service, I knew it would probably come to this sooner or later. Now, it is later. We have had so many users sign up for multiple accounts that it is too time-consuming to try to manually keep up.

Therefore, today, I am going to begin framing an outline for a major change that will affect many users (mostly free users).

Goal: Eliminate multiple accounts (i.e. curb bandwidth theft)

Goal 2: Provide paying customers a way to continue unaffected

Goal 3: Provide customers a way to enhance performance and boost the new request limit, optional upgrade*

Goal 4: Eliminate confusion of increasing "new request" limit by upgrading to PRO, even when no PRO features are wanted*

Proposed Solution: Begin to require all free accounts to use the "Lock to Account" feature. So free accounts will:

  1. prevent other webmasters from stealing free user credentials, protecting user's monthly limits
  2. prevent banned users from just signing-up for a new free account to get access again
  3. prevent users who try to avoid bandwidth limits on a single domain from opening a 2nd account because the domains on the first account will block any new account

For those customers who require use on an unlimited number of domains, we will be offering a new "Bandwidth PLUS" upgrade (pricing TBD) that will provide:

  1. Boost of 1Gb of bandwidth (or additional 20,000 "new requests" per month)*
  2. Use of account on unlimited domains*
  3. Shared use of "Shared Generator" pool**

*Existing PRO customers will keep their upgraded bandwidth (added 20,000 "new requests") and unlimited domain allowance. Existing PRO customers choosing to upgrade to "Bandwidth PLUS" would receive ANOTHER 50,000 "new requests" per month. New users will not get any bandwidth increase for PRO upgrades.

**We will deploy a group of capture generators designated for use only by those with the "Bandwidth PLUS" upgrade. There will still be no guarantee on capture times but response times in that group will be much faster than free users (Public-Use Generators) under periods of heavy load.

This is still a work-in-progress plan, so we will be open to feedback and will consider making changes to this plan.

WORD OF WARNING: To those who have joined with multiple accounts with the intention of stealing bandwidth (not those who use for client accounts) or those who are thinking of doing so: Please know that we track your requests from your domain/IP. Anyone caught stealing bandwidth in this way will have all domains/IPs BANNED FOR LIFE! IF you have already been doing this, you had better come clean now and provide us with your multiple accounts. We will ban those accounts but allow you to continue use under a single account. Failure to take advantage of this offer will result in you never being able to use our service again. Tick, tick, tick. That's the sound of your life running out.

thebestvillas (not verified)

Nice Dexter quote there Wink

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Thanks. Wink

Just seeing if anyone was paying attention... lol

thebestvillas (not verified)

Great service by the way. I only discovered it a few days ago after trying some alternatives. I have to say that I think the "lock to account" feature for free accounts is the way to go.

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This phase of the project will be continued in the primary thread just created today.

Click the link to go there:
https://shrinktheweb.com/content/major-overhaul-project-security-notice.html

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