Well if you visited my blog over the weekend, you would have noticed that nothing was there. The reason is that my hosting service, webhostingbuzz.com, did some tests on the server and then found that it wouldn’t reboot.
Well it took about 48 hours for them to get the server working and to them, restore the data. But the restore feature didn’t happen cleanly on my account and it took until about 11 am this morning (MDT) to get the blog back online and working properly.
To me that is unacceptable for a hosting service to have my site down that long. I have three sites with them and I am going to be paying close attention for a while to make sure that there are no other problems. I figure I was down about 60 hours.
To make matters worse, I found out that the backups that I was making were bad and I didn’t have a copy of my data for this blog, so I thought I was going to lose it all. But luckily webhostingbuzz was able to get it back and working properly.
It is inconceivable to me that a hosting company the size webhostingbuzz claims to be that they wouldn’t have a better back-up or mirroring plan. To rely on one server these days is a bad business practice. They should have some way to quickly bring the data back online and get sites back up.
If this does not serve as a wake-up call and they fix some things, I will consider moving my sites to another hosting service that is more reliable.
Just be cautious if you are looking at Webhostingbuzz and ask a lot of questions. I have been with them a couple years and this is the first serious problem that I have experienced.