The Unthinkable Happened (Again)

April 18th, 2016

This just happened - a virtual/cloud/shared hosting company deleted over 800,000 of its customers websites - evidently entirely. Ouch! Here's the story in the UK MirrorOccurrences like this are too common. See our posts here and here

We think a very important question to ask your web developer is, "Where is my website hosted?" In light of this story, it is also good to ask, "What about website backups?" 

In our case, all of our client's websites are hosted on our dedicated servers at Rackspace. We also have 14 backup copies of every website we host - one from each of the last 14 days. That way we can restore all or part of our clients websites as needed.

What happened this weekend in the UK is unthinkable and usually doesn't enter our minds. But it happens more than we know - usually kept quiet, or not on large enough scale to make the news. So ask the questions - your peace of mind depends on it.

Posted by Williams Web | Topic: Hosting and Security
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Dear Friends,

I have exciting news to share. I am excited to announce that the Williams Web team has joined Lift Media Group effective November 1, 2020. I wanted to tell you a bit more about the mindful, diligent efforts that have gone into this process that has a singular aim – continuity with absolutely no hiccups for our valued clients.

For nearly a decade, I have worked with members of the Lift Media Group team, utilizing their excellent digital marketing, content writing, and public relations expertise. They have always strived to serve friends and clients well. I have consistently been impressed by their skill, honesty, candor, and faithful spirit. So what changes? Very Little. The name on our invoices will be different. A couple of processes will change. But every member of the Williams Web team, including myself, are still at work to ensure the continuity and service you have always received from us. Because of the expanded services of the team, I believe you’ll even see added service and value. We’re delighted to be a part of the team!

Please feel free to contact me if you have any questions. I’m personally committed to making this transition as seamless as possible for you, and I’m confident you will be pleased with the outcome. From the bottom of my heart, I appreciate the trust you have placed in me and Williams Web.

Greg Pearson