Yesterday I tried going to John Chow and it was down. Again I tried and it was still down. This is not good for any one making a living off of their web site. Here is what John had to say about it “Wow! My blog is still down. This is taking way too long. I guess the server admins don’t work on Sunday.” I think this is bad for any webhosting company because John Chow is one of the biggest bloggers on the internet. This makes them look bad. I hope John Chow has some good backups if the server took a hit. His webhosting provider is www.bluefur.com.
This goes in saying you should be making some backups just incase something bad happens to the server that you are on. If you are on a shared hosting, or a VPS account you are still on a hosted server and should be making backups of your data. It wouldn’t be fun paying for your webhost to backup your data for you.
John Chow finallly got his site back up. It took the web hosting company Bluefur a long time to get the website back up. In one of John’s Tweets he said “ETA for John Chow dot Com to be back online is 4 hours”. John Chow also said “It seems the server boot files have corrupted. @BlueFur is doing a new OS reload. Hopefully, the blog will be back toady”. I would think the web hosting company would have someone on call 24/7 if a server goes down, but I guess not.