Archive for September, 2010

A2Hosting Review FAILURE – no backup of their accounts!

Sunday, September 19th, 2010

So it came to our attention over the weekend this weekend when our site was hacked. Apparently, A2Hosting has only been running backups on their client accounts A-N, and since we were at the bottom of the alphabet there was nothing they could do for us.

Can you believe this, a hosting company that lets you know it’s their fault, and that there is nothing they can do for you. This is why our typical host of choice is Liquidweb. With them we receive daily, weekly, and monthly backups automatically on our dedicated servers. They’ve also just launched a new product Guardian that will change your life the next time you have a crash/hack or problem with your data.

Downtime is lost money visit for a great server, with great support so the next time you get hacked, your site is backup in minutes, not days, weeks, months or never.

Hacked by Iskorpitx, Now What

Saturday, September 18th, 2010

So today I was getting ready to work on a clients site, when I pulled it up and discovered the Turkish Flag.

They have been hacked, according to sites found on google, was one of more then 30k websites hacked yesterday by a Turkish hacker referring to themselves as ALEMiN KRALI (iSKORPiTX).

Here are the steps we followed based on those from basically, reset password, restore from backup and ready to go.

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E-Commerce Webhosting, Magento Webhosting, 24 Hour Heroic Support

Friday, September 10th, 2010

Recently I was reading through the reader comments, and someone had asked what hosting company I prefer. Below, you’ll notice how much I appreciate the people at

Liquidweb has been my personal hosting company of choice for more than ten years. I’ve used many other companies off and on, and have found their support and ease of use to be superior to all others.

If you are running a personal web page and just need a little space, they have excellent plans for shared web hosting allowing you to purchase just what you need. If however, you’re an organization like mine, you’ll end up with your own dedicated server or multiple dedicated servers, even a cloud server or two, and you’ll find that the support they provide is invaluable.

Every time we’ve had an issue, no matter the time of day or day of the year, they have been there with me. Often working out kinks, quirks, and experimental software installs. On many occasions, I’ve used their support team to install add-ons and have had them recompile Apache in the wee hours of the morning so I know the updates are completed without a hitch. Last week, I had them add postgreSQL for a client, which they handled with out any issues arguments are other problems. I’ve added ImageMagick, PDO support, and so many other packages, every server very custom.

Visit them today and let them know I sent you,