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Disaster Recovery Plans For When Hosts Go Offline

By Kathy Jhones

It is always been cited that in this world of ours, change is the only sure thing. This notion is true when it comes to having your own online business. Constant massive changes have been observed ever since from the numerous websites that have been in existent and is continuously growing in number and altering. A certain business is still not free from the probability of boiling down or to close and fail whether its future potentials have been previously determined, in the same instant that a worker may potentially be left jobless in potential company loss.

When you’re depending on a web hosting service to keep your websites live 24 hours a day, finding out that they are closing shop can be a shock you weren’t prepared to deal with. Sometimes hosts mismanage their funds and go out of business, but other times they’ve been hosting illegal content you never could have known about and as a result, they get shut down by the government. It’s a wild world out there on the web and despite all of our digital progress, we’re living in something of a frontier era for online commerce.

Obviously you will want to make sure that you have copies of all your site’s files backed up as frequently as possible, but this is only preserving the site itself. You can’t serve the world from your own hard drive, so when disaster strikes and your host announces they’re leaving the industry, you’ve got to move quickly if you want to be able to keep your site live with as little down time as possible. You need an action plan to fall back on and that means doing some research to learn about other web hosts in the industry who might be able to give you the same or even better service than what you have come to rely on.

Although it is a relatively a great problem to be encountered when going from one host provider to another, some new hosting site are even possible to assist you all throughout the process. If that new company is eager to have you as their new client, then you are very much lucky to gain favorable services at the quickest possible time. If they are most eager to have you, you can even get rid of those manual procedures that are rigorous in order to transfer your files and make your website running.

If you run a service such as a forum, social networking site or other type of web presence where your customers are frequently interacting with your site then you want to make sure that you have a plan to notify your users as quickly as possible and alert them to what you intend to do about down time. Hopefully you will not need to issue any refunds, but if so you need to have a plan built into your budget that allows you to be prepared to do what your customers expect from you so you can keep your name clear. A bad name online can be tough to get rid of so you will want to do everything in your power to keep your reputation sterling.

The core of any website host problem lies on the fact that problems regarding the 24/7 running of any given website is always a possibility and that a relatively longer period for anyone to experience this kind of problem may be detrimental to your business. You always want to have an alternative plan when your current company falls out. The previously mentioned techniques and guides might prove beneficial in addressing a possible downtime problem regarding the failure of your existing webhost provider to keep your website on the go for most of the time required.

Laurence Flynn is the CEO and Chief Coffee Maker at leading web hosting firm, HostNexus. If you are frustrated with inferior Shared Hosting then HostNexus can help.

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Jhones, Kathy "Disaster Recovery Plans For When Hosts Go Offline." Disaster Recovery Plans For When Hosts Go Offline. 4 Jul. 2010. 14 May 2015 <>.

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