DeeEmm

Pragmatism in code

Waxing lyrical about life the universe and everything software related since lunchtime 2006.

MD Webhosting

Regular visitors will have noticed that the site has been out of action for a number of weeks now - this is due to my web hosting providers poor service. I have been plagued by bad service from this provider since I started hosting with them last year - access to the email server would stop, as would access to the site, then it would start, then stop again... this seemed to be hourly. 


No amount of service calls seemed to bring about a resolution - the tech team's standard response seems to be clear your browsers cookies and then restart your browser... mmmmmnnn... ok?

Well, a recent security breach left me pretty pissed - my site was hacked, filled with phishing software and then used as a launchpad for a spam assault - it would appear that the security breach was server wide - no doubt someone gaining access as root. I lost my site when they deleted it - with no warning and then had all my service requests ignored. All I can say is it is a good job that this site is not for profit - if I relied on it for an income I would be bankrupt by now.

Well enough was enough - I've now changed providers - hopefully the service should be a lot better.

Mind you, I had the last laugh yesterday when MD Webhosting's site was down again - they're probably still getting hacked.

My advice to anyone thinking of using MD Webhosting - DONT! They're not the cheapest and they're far from the best.

Anyhows - that's enough ranting from me - Just thought I'd add to the plethora of Google results that say MD Webhosting suck - guess I should have read a bit deeper before deciding to go with them.

Please be patient whilst I get the site back up and running, hopefully it shouldn't take too long. I'm limited for time at the moment so you may have to wait a while before I get the forum and Wiki back up.

DM.

 

UPDATE: 13:54:55  2008-02-22 - The Wiki and Forum are now back online. However I have not been able to restore the Wiki backup - I may use this as an excuse to rewrite it.

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