Friday, July 29, 2011

000Webhost Crash - Websites Lost

This morning I found out that the web hosting service I use called 000Webhost had some hardware failures and they lost a bunch of their clients websites, including one of mine.  As you can imagine, I'm not happy about it one bit.  I didn't have a back up of that site so it is pretty much gone for good until I remake it which will take hours upon days. 

The site I lost wasn't huge or immensely important, but still it did take a lot of time to make and it will take a lot of time to rebuild it if I can find the inspiration to do so.  I know computer crashes happen, but I am disappointed in 000Webhost because they do not have a back up and can't recover the files.  If you are a hosting company, you need to have your clients data backed up so this sort of thing doesn't happen. 

I do have another website hosted with 000Webhost and luckily that one did not crash.  I logged in to back that one up and turns out I can't even do that.  Their back up system gives an error saying the website is to big or something.  This is completely unacceptable because the website I am trying to back up is very simple and does not take up a lot of space at all.  They said I need to back it up using the file manager which looks like you have to download each file individually.  Are you kidding?  No one is going to do that.  000Webhost, get your act together.

This is another reminder to myself and everyone else out there to back up your files.  In fact I just got an email from a friend who asked me for some files of his because his computer crashed.  I had them so I was able to help him out.  But yeah, back up all your files, documents, pictures, videos, bookmarks, websites etc.  Don't wait until it is too late.


  1. just use an ftp program and select everything and hit the transfer button? that would take like ... 10 seconds of your times. why is that so complicated?

  2. I'm pretty sure I tried that and it didn't work at the time. Anyway, I have both sites back online and have since made a backup of each.