WEB WTF HOSTGATOR!?!?!1

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  1. Naturally Baked

    Naturally Baked Active Member

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    Okay so last night Im on my site talking and then the next minute I get a "We are performing maintenance, be back soon!"....now this morning my site database is completely gone! .01MB :eek3:
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    IDK what they did but its fucked, if you go to the site you just see a database error

    I called them and opened a ticket so im hoping they have a backup because I just got a new mbp and didnt backup yet....FUUUUUU

    Im so fucked.
     
  2. Ricky

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    Complain and you'll probably get a free year.
     
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    But if your database is that important, you should try to setup a cron job to do a daily backup.

    It's still a shame they don't know how to manage a server without losing valuable customer data.
     
  4. SLED

    SLED build an idiot proof device and someone else will

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    doing your own backups FTW
     
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    Pepsi1975 Mod of the Year

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  6. Naturally Baked

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    They restored it to march 15th for me :\

    Atleast I got it back, should I be a little bitch and complain or just be happy they fixed it? lol
     
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    I had this but when I updated to 3.8 vB I never installed it again
     
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    Complain like a little bitch and demand a free year! :x:
     
  9. thomor25

    thomor25 I make money online....

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    thats why you don't use some shitty host and use liquidweb
     
  10. Phasm

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    GL...I complained during some downtime I had with them when I sent $200 worth of traffic to one of my LPs and the guy basically said "deal with it" :rofl:
     
  11. Naturally Baked

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    Moving servers would just be a bitch though :hs:
     
  12. wyrmblight

    wyrmblight Tá m'árthach foluaineach lán d'eascanna OT Supporter

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    would have to second this one. they have gone well beyond any support I've ever seen.
     
  13. kingtoad

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    I still don't see why people use Hostgator. Probably because of the affordable hosting. You get what you pay for. The Planet > *
     
  14. kingtoad

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    If I was tech support I'd probably lol at you for not making your own backups.
     
  15. Ricky

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    I've always went with get what you can afford.

    If you're only bringing in 5 bucks a month, then host gator is what you should aim for.

    10 bucks, upgrade to something better.

    and so forth.

    When you start dropping 30 bucks a month and you are barely making anyhting, it gets kind of hard to support the site
     
  16. Jesse

    Jesse PSN: iamajesse; XBL: Inhale My Rod; G8 GT crew; Ne OT Supporter

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    I use them for porn.

    Use code "jury" at checkout, get a month for one penny. Ignore their "pay me" emails after a month. ??? Profit.
     
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    :rofl: This is some shadey shit.
     
  20. Jesse

    Jesse PSN: iamajesse; XBL: Inhale My Rod; G8 GT crew; Ne OT Supporter

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    They've fucked me numerous times. Now I get to fuck them for ripping everyone else off.
     
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    #!/bin/bash
    mysqldump --opt -Q DB_NAME_HERE > /dbBackups/`date --iso-8601`.sql


    put in file, add file path to crontab
     
  22. georgexi

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    i've used them for almost 2 years now. never had any probs :dunno:
     
  23. duggy

    duggy NRA/GLOCK/BIKE/LAND CRUISER/IT/OG CREW

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    they do backups every sunday.

    request a backup on thier behalf. they will try to charge you $15.
     
  24. duggy

    duggy NRA/GLOCK/BIKE/LAND CRUISER/IT/OG CREW

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    :ugh:

    the planet = hostgator
     
  25. Naturally Baked

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    they already restored it free of charge as it was their error
     

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