[Chugalug] Client burned by previous hosting provider

David White dwrudy at gmail.com
Mon Aug 26 21:42:22 UTC 2013


>
> +5. Any time someone does not follow what you suggest, then make them sign
> off it.


That's really good advice, and probably not something I would have thought
of. Thanks.

Dave: Yup. LOL. Agreed!


On Mon, Aug 26, 2013 at 5:37 PM, Dave Brockman <dave at brockmans.com> wrote:

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> On 8/26/2013 3:42 PM, William Roush wrote:
> > If I had to make a bet: they didn't make payment on something they
> > were supposed to (probably development), and they got their site
> > taken down.
> >
> > It's the only way I could see people getting "burned" but still
> > willing to go with a VPS that they are in control of.
>
> I've cleaned up a ton of VPS/Hosted/Cloud servers "managed" by a
> "developer" who don't know their their arse from a hole in the ground
> when it comes to systems administration:
>
> All services running as single local administrator account, CHECK
> Single Local Administrator Account w/ easy 3 character pwd, CHECK
> All services on system exposed to global internet, CHECK
> 5+ year out of date Java/Flash/Shockwave installed and enabled, CHECK
> All updates disabled (MS updates break my sensitive code!), CHECK
> Obvious evidence of surfing from this Swiss cheese, CHECK
>
> And besides, if you give a developer access to update the website,
> they can update it back to any backups they may have.  More
> importantly, ensure they have control over the Domain.
> Web/VPS/Hosting companies are a dime a dozen these days, controlling
> what points where is the key.
>
> Regards,
>
> dtb
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