What Would You Do If Your Site Completely Disappeared?

Recent database server-failure messages.

Recent database server-failure messages.

Nobody wants to see messages like these when they visit their website.  Or their hosting company.  Or their website control panel.

And the good news?  Usually you don’t!

It’s even better news if you have regular, recent backups stored somewhere besides your hosting company’s servers.

That way, if bad comes to worse and your hosting company has gone dark or, nearly as bad, has an extended, intractable data center equipment failure, you’ll at least be in a position to temporarily (or permanently) relocate your website to another server, on another account, or even with another host altogether.


David Innes, RealBasics.com

I've been building and maintaining websites since 1997 and building and supporting similar hypertext-driven software since 1987. I've done maintenance, support, and maintenance for physical and digital systems since 1981. And no, I still haven't seen it all but by now I usually know where to look. More about David Innes...