[Chugalug] Client burned by previous hosting provider

William Roush william.roush at roushtech.net
Mon Aug 26 21:43:52 UTC 2013

I'd imagine the only way they'd determine those kinds of issues existed 
in the first place would be if they had someone technical on their team 
in that understands those kinds of issues, which according to David they 

I'm just kind of weary of a customer that has been "burned" but doesn't 
really understand the ways they can be burned (such as the reasons 
you've pointed out).

William Roush

On 8/26/2013 5:37 PM, Dave Brockman 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 5+ year out of date Java/Flash/Shockwave installed and enabled, CHECK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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