Back Blogging

September was a pretty horrible month, given that my hosting company finally fell out from under me. I can’t say I didn’t see it coming – the service in the last 3 months was pretty dire , and they had a major security breach which appeared to be the last straw. In case you’re wondering , they were (past tense) a US based crowd called Netbunch.

Still , every cloud, Silver lining etc. It takes something as drastic as this to force people to move hosting company. In my case , I’d signed up for Enterprise Java hosting with RimuHosting (a New Zealand based crowd, it’s called after a tree which explains the strange name!), but could never make the time to move the files accross. Not having email or a web site concentrates the mind, and in the end the move was pretty easy – about 2 days total.

Lessons learned:

  • You get what you pay for.
  • You can never have too many backups
  • You don’t have to host everything in one place. For email , Google can now host your company email (e.g. Bob@somedomain.com). Google is a lot less likely to fall over than your website.
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    Now if you excuse me , I have about 100 more blog entries to restore …

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