One of my business accounts is currently on a windows host which has driven my little company up the wall. Through a confusing set of events including adding and removing hosting accounts we had with them they ERASED the database access/account for one of my most important clients. They claimed it was "corrupted" and that almost an entire year's worth of backups were also "corrupted." I had a backup from just before a major change which was 12-14 months old which I supplied them via email. It was this copy of the DB that got the site up and functional again and my Christmas vacation was spent entering database entries and rebuilding tables. Long story short(er), in order to calm my client I had to waive the hosting fee for 6 months. When I requested the same from my host, they most they offered was 3. They seem to forget that this issue was caused on their end. Yes, I should have had more recent backups at my disposal, I was young and naive. I thought that they, as a respectable and relatively long lived host, would have a robust backup system that would make any attempts to secure my data look feeble. I was wrong.
So now I am stuck. I need to move my client's site while incurring minimal downtime. I have a few UNIX/Linux hosts that I an very happy with however, this site requires SQL Server connectivity. Can anyone suggest a good review site for Windows/SQL Server hosts and/or a reliable Windows/SQL Server host?
Thanks OleTom for your post, however, as I noted above I need it to be an ASP/ SQL server DB. I'd love to rewrite the entire client's site to use php/MySQL instead but I just don't have the spare time.
PS> After reading more posts on this glorious board it has come to my attention that the raid array and subsequent backups COULD in fact have all corrupted. So the host probably did not lie about the cause of the database failure. I am still wholly dissatisfied with their response and inability to meet my demands for restitution.
Last edited by KaiserSoze; 03-10-2004 at 07:54 PM.
Sorry to hear about your host's problems. Two providers that I have used in the past, with good results, that offer MS SQL are matrixreseller.com and reseller-center.com. You can also check out the Hosting Offers section of the forum and use WHT's new Host Quote tool.
Good luck w/ your search!
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