<div dir="ltr"><blockquote class="gmail_quote" style="margin:0px 0px 0px 0.8ex;border-left-width:1px;border-left-color:rgb(204,204,204);border-left-style:solid;padding-left:1ex"><span style="font-family:arial,sans-serif;font-size:13px">+5. Any time someone does not follow what you suggest, then make them sign off it.</span></blockquote>
<div><br></div><div>That's really good advice, and probably not something I would have thought of. Thanks.</div><div><br></div><div>Dave: Yup. LOL. Agreed! </div><div class="" style="font-family:arial,sans-serif;font-size:13px">
</div></div><div class="gmail_extra"><br><br><div class="gmail_quote">On Mon, Aug 26, 2013 at 5:37 PM, Dave Brockman <span dir="ltr"><<a href="mailto:dave@brockmans.com" target="_blank">dave@brockmans.com</a>></span> wrote:<br>
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On 8/26/2013 3:42 PM, William Roush wrote:<br>
> If I had to make a bet: they didn't make payment on something they<br>
> were supposed to (probably development), and they got their site<br>
> taken down.<br>
><br>
> It's the only way I could see people getting "burned" but still<br>
> willing to go with a VPS that they are in control of.<br>
<br>
</div>I've cleaned up a ton of VPS/Hosted/Cloud servers "managed" by a<br>
"developer" who don't know their their arse from a hole in the ground<br>
when it comes to systems administration:<br>
<br>
All services running as single local administrator account, CHECK<br>
Single Local Administrator Account w/ easy 3 character pwd, CHECK<br>
All services on system exposed to global internet, CHECK<br>
5+ year out of date Java/Flash/Shockwave installed and enabled, CHECK<br>
All updates disabled (MS updates break my sensitive code!), CHECK<br>
Obvious evidence of surfing from this Swiss cheese, CHECK<br>
<br>
And besides, if you give a developer access to update the website,<br>
they can update it back to any backups they may have.  More<br>
importantly, ensure they have control over the Domain.<br>
Web/VPS/Hosting companies are a dime a dozen these days, controlling<br>
what points where is the key.<br>
<br>
Regards,<br>
<br>
dtb<br>
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