What a week I’ve had. The last thing I expected to happen was my entire site going down for who knows how long. Here’s what happened and my thoughts on my host A2 Hosting.
A2 Hosting has been the host of drakulus.com for a little over a year now. I made the switch to here from WordPress.com because I wanted more freedom and for the most part, I don’t regret that decision at all. There was a huge theft problem going on at WordPress.com because they don’t protect the hard-working bloggers that release content on that platform. So I packed my virtual bags and left. A2 Hosting has never been a good host. Their staff is incompetent at best and I’ve had it with them. This last case was the last straw for me. My website went down because malware somehow made it into their system. They never used the words “I was hacked”, but we all know that they were. To make things worse, they’re not even offering any form of compensation for the downtime that all of their Windows users experienced.
I’m paying these people every month to host me and if I can’t log in to my own website whenever I want and provide more content for all you to read, watch, and listen to then I think I should be compensated for my lost time. This isn’t my fault, but this company not only handled this situation wrong they’re refusing to acknowledge any wrongdoing. It took them days to get me back online, but some people are still offline. Business owners can’t make any money or provide support to their customers because of what’s happening. I’m actively looking for a new host. It won’t affect anything I decide to do here though. It’s back to business as usual here. I just wanted to let you all know what was going on and why you haven’t been able to visit me here this week. A2 Hosting is a terrible host and if you’re looking into starting your own business or blogging platform go somewhere else. These guys have terrible customer support and security. Your information will not be safe with them.
So… I’m back and hopefully I stay up this time. Yesterday my website came online for ONE minute and then shut down again.