Web site host just skipped town... are you ready?

By
Home Inspector with Critical Home Inspections

 

For the last three days I could not access the control panel for my web site. I tried everything I knew to get ahold of the hosting company with no success.

Today, out of frustration, I did a google search for Jatol (my site host) and, I found a web discussion board about the subject.

Apparently a bunch of the companies servers are down... no warning, no contact from the company... nothing.

It's a sequel to the "Mary Celeste"  no one on board.

A lot of people are unhappy because they have lost all their information. No e-mail no site, nothing... for the last 3 days.  Some even complain that they had no back ups of their web site.

Here's a link to the discussion

Fortunately, I created my pages using MS FrontPage and kept copies on my hard drive. My site and e-mail are still up but I don't know for how long. According to the discussions on the web hosting talk site, seems like the owners just abandoned the servers and they've been going down as the billing period expires.

I just contacted the company that makes auto pay from my debit card every month to Jatol, and canceled my account.

I think I was/am one of the lucky ones because I have backups of my pages. A lot didn't.

Still have to find a new host and upload all my pages... looking forward to that......

 

So... for those of you with a web site..... Do You have Back ups?

 

What would you do if your web Host went belly up?

 Update..9-3-07

Just signed up with GoDaddy.com  More space... more traffic .... less money.... go figure.

Now begins the process of moving my files. Fortunately I had my domain name parked with the original registrar.

Some folks on Jatol weren't so lucky... they lost everything.

Comments (32)

Baker Home Inspection and Commercial Properties Inspections
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Hey there and evening Victor

Victor, hope you and your family have had a mighty fine Thanksgiving Day! Your friend Dale

Nov 26, 2010 03:11 PM
Baker Home Inspection and Commercial Properties Inspections
Baker Residential and Commercial Properties Inspections - Springfield, VT
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Hey there and evening Victor

Victor, hope you and your family have had a mighty fine Thanksgiving Day! Your friend Dale

Nov 26, 2010 03:11 PM
Baker Home Inspection and Commercial Properties Inspections
Baker Residential and Commercial Properties Inspections - Springfield, VT
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Hey there and evening Victor

Victor, hope you and your family have had a mighty fine Thanksgiving Day! Your friend Dale

Nov 26, 2010 03:11 PM
Baker Home Inspection and Commercial Properties Inspections
Baker Residential and Commercial Properties Inspections - Springfield, VT
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Hey there and evening Victor

Victor, hope you and your family have had a mighty fine Thanksgiving Day! Your friend Dale

Nov 26, 2010 03:12 PM
Baker Home Inspection and Commercial Properties Inspections
Baker Residential and Commercial Properties Inspections - Springfield, VT
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Howdy and evening to you Victor

Victor, I sure do
hope you and your family have a mighty fine Holiday Season. 

Dec 02, 2010 12:47 PM
Baker Home Inspection and Commercial Properties Inspections
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Hey there and afternoon to ya Victor
Victor, just stopping by, to check if you had stop in plus to see if there was any new posts on your blog. I sure do keep hoping that you'll came back to the community, plus I sure do hope you and your family are doing fine. Take care of yourself.

Jul 01, 2011 07:22 AM
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Hey there and afternoon to ya Victor
Victor, just stopping by, to check if you had stop in plus to see if there was any new posts on your blog. I sure do keep hoping that you'll came back to the community, plus I sure do hope you and your family are doing fine. Take care of yourself.

Jul 01, 2011 07:23 AM
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Hey there and afternoon to ya Victor
Victor, just stopping by, to check if you had stop in plus to see if there was any new posts on your blog. I sure do keep hoping that you'll came back to the community, plus I sure do hope you and your family are doing fine. Take care of yourself.

Jul 01, 2011 07:24 AM
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Hey there and afternoon to ya Victor
Victor, just stopping by, to check if you had stop in plus to see if there was any new posts on your blog. I sure do keep hoping that you'll came back to the community, plus I sure do hope you and your family are doing fine. Take care of yourself.

Jul 01, 2011 07:25 AM
Baker Home Inspection and Commercial Properties Inspections
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Hey there and afternoon to ya Victor
Victor, just stopping by, to check if you had stop in plus to see if there was any new posts on your blog. I sure do keep hoping that you'll came back to the community, plus I sure do hope you and your family are doing fine. Take care of yourself.

Jul 01, 2011 07:26 AM
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Hey there and evening Victor
Victor, I sure do keep hopping you'll find the time to start blogging again. I'm sure hopping my comment finds everything is going well for you!

Nov 18, 2011 10:45 AM
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Hey there and evening Victor
Victor, I sure do keep hopping you'll find the time to start blogging again. I'm sure hopping my comment finds everything is going well for you!

Nov 18, 2011 10:46 AM
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Hey there and evening Victor
Victor, I sure do keep hopping you'll find the time to start blogging again. I'm sure hopping my comment finds everything is going well for you!

Nov 18, 2011 10:47 AM
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Hey there and evening Victor
Victor, I sure do keep hopping you'll find the time to start blogging again. I'm sure hopping my comment finds everything is going well for you!

Nov 18, 2011 10:48 AM
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Hey there and evening Victor
Victor, I sure do keep hopping you'll find the time to start blogging again. I'm sure hopping my comment finds everything is going well for you!

Nov 18, 2011 10:49 AM
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Hey there and evening Victor
Victor, I sure do keep hopping you'll find the time to start blogging again. I'm sure hopping my comment finds everything is going well for you!

Nov 18, 2011 10:50 AM
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Hey there and evening Victor
Victor, I sure do keep hopping you'll find the time to start blogging again. I'm sure hopping my comment finds everything is going well for you!

Nov 18, 2011 10:51 AM
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Hey there and evening Victor
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Nov 18, 2011 10:52 AM
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Hey there and evening Victor
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Nov 18, 2011 10:53 AM
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Baker Residential and Commercial Properties Inspections - Springfield, VT
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Nov 18, 2011 10:54 AM