I’m sure few of you noticed, but for a short period of time yesterday, this blog was gone. What happened? Well, I’m not sure, but in attempting to upgrade WordPress, something broke. I’m not going to lie, it’s quite possibly a PBCAK. I’m always good about downloading backups before I upgrade, in case of disaster such as this, but even with trying to reinstall from backup, things just were not working.
As a last chance effort, I decided to e-mail my hosting provider. After all, they do backups, so maybe they could restore from the previous day. I submitted a ticket at 11:25 on Sunday morning, and by 11:47, I had a message back saying that they had restored my site from the previous day’s backup.
Now that’s service. So thank you, Verve Hosting. Thank you so very much.
I always recommend Verve Hosting to people looking for a place to host a new blog. Their prices may not be the least expensive, but they’re still quite cheap, and as you can see, the service is amazing. Less than 25 minutes for them to completely fix my problem! And on a Sunday! For those of you looking to host a blog, they offer Fantastico WordPress installation, so it’s idiot proof. (Yes, I know what you’re thinking – how did I break it then? It has to do with me not knowing what I was doing way back when and moving some files, so now I can no longer use Fantastico and have to upgrade manually. I have another blog that I upgrade Fantastico style, and it’s awesome.)
So this is my promo post to support and thank my host. No, I don’t get any kickbacks for recommending them, I’m just that happy with their service. I’ve had sites with them since 2003, and I have never had any complaints. None. That’s great service.