Another reason to maintain your own “off-site” backups. What if your web hosting company is hacked?
Otherwise, you could be this guy, “Hosting firm says it lost all customer data after ransomware attack”
“Unfortunately, the system and data restoration process isn’t going smoothly, and CloudNordic says many of its customers have lost data that appears to be irrecoverable…”
For those of you reading this, I’ve worked with hundreds of web hosts over the years, and I’m continually amazed by the potential tragedies I see nearly every day. This is especially true if you are hosted with one of the larger providers that disable backups when you reach a certain number of inodes.
If you are among those whose websites are 10 or more Gigabytes in size, you could very likely lose everything; due to hosting backup restrictions, backups not being enabled at the host, or, in the worst case, the host simply blows up, destroying all your data, leaving you with a permanent error page where your business used to live.
If this is not a wake-up call, I don’t know what is…