Archive for January, 2006
or, “why bartering never pays off in the long run”. I set up a dedicated server about three years ago for a client of mine. In exchange, we agreed I would be able to host my site on the server. Had a good deal, i could install anything I wanted, full access, etc. Eventually, I lost contact with the client, but still had my site on the server, and used it frequently (my blog was hosted on there, email too). Last week they moved their server, and forgot my site was still hosted on there. Well that kinda sucks, I thought, but no big deal, I’ll just call them up grab everything I need, and take it and move it to my own (new) server. Call them up…nope, no go. They can’t find any of my files…no chance of accessing the database for my blog either. Ouch.
I’m hoping I can find some sort of cached feed in google of my old posts to import into the new blog. Ã‚Â Oh well, at least I can try out wordpress now, something I’ve been wanting to do for a while.
Don’t be stupid like me..back up your blog regularly (as wella s anything else you might not be willing to lose).