I have had to dramatically dump my hosting last week, which was a shame in some ways because I have been with them for about 4 years and they used to be very good.
Earlier this year the company seemed to go bust (without warning) and then reform and then email all of its customers saying they needed to pay more money. At the time everything went kaboom – lost emails, databases, pages and despite assurances that everything was backed up it was all lost in the ether.
I would have liked to bail out at that time, but stupidly my domain was registered through them and there was no longer any domain controller and my administrative email was at the missing domain.
So like a Muppet I coughed up. Net result as soon as I had done so and got my emails back I went about liberating my domain name going directly to the registrar and getting my domain name transfered somewhere safe.
Last week I looked at the site and discovered that a load of recent posts had gone missing – explanation the server had died and everthing had been restored from backups – but about a month old backups. Never heard a thing from my hosts either. I was pissed off, but too busy to do anything so I just re-posted.
The next day I recived an email saying 10 days till my hosting expired, time to pay up, again.
Bugger that, so we have parted company and I am now very happy. Haven’t told them, but they will no doubt find out in due course when they try and ransome my domain back to me and find out its gone… anyway new host, I thought a new background might be in order. Much as I loved the William Burgess wallpaper things should never stand still on the interweb.