Websites, we love them, we probably use them at least once or twice a day at minimum and the world wide web has transformed the way we work, communicate with each other and the way we see the world.
I recently had the displeasure of loosing all my website data proving how fragile the internet is. I was previously with a hosting website (GoDaddy, SlowDaddy, CrapDaddy – whatever you really want to call them) and due to the host being so slow, despite excessive costs, I decided to take the plunge and move to a new host. Along the way there were a few hiccups in cancelling and caused them to delete all my data resulting a twitter rant at GoDaddy.
Here’s just one of the tweets:
Yeah but will it be solved, down time of 12 hours almost now, you guys fo’real? https://t.co/oVj14WgJ1u
— Bhavin Patel (@bhavinpatel95) January 24, 2016
But yeah, they didn’t want to budge to let me even get my site up and running for an hour for me to recover my data claiming that it would cost £150 to recover all my site data (that’s ridiculous because for a web host to recover a taken down site, it only takes a few click and a few seconds…)
Then came the research to find a new host and a few hours of Googling I found a brilliant host (Siteground) – I’m not advertising them or anything but for a small start up, they’re amazing for hosting WordPress (what I use to build my site) so I went for them; and so began the big site rebuild! New theme, new host, new unbound speeds to my site! A couple of events and exams later I finally completed my site to host to the world and to those of you whom are reading this do take a look around the site and let me know what you think!