Oversold web hosting is one of hottest topics for debates and discussing over the past couple of years. In fact, it is a common practice within the web hosting industry. In this article, we will discuss about the long tern effects of overselling on the web hosting industry.Thereby, it is quite obvious that overselling web hosting is not at all a sustainable practice, especially from the financial point of view. In fact, the smaller companies fail to continue to operate under such situation for a longer period of time. The bigger web hosting companies too may experience some of the pitfalls of overselling web hosting.