I’ve been maintaining my website for years since I started blogging, I’ve always found a place to host it even when I was broke. But one day couple of years ago I got a gift from heaven.
It all started when I created a WordPress hosting account on Media Temple, I put my credit card information and I got billed for the first month. It all continued like for 6 months until one day my credit card got rejected for insufficient balance, the thing is I didn’t notice at all I didn’t see the emails or the termination notifications or anything and actually my site didn’t get terminated.
What happened is there was a bug in their systems that deleted my hosting account but kept the website up and running for 1 full year, and I wasn’t paying a dime. And since I didn’t need to login to my Media Temple account to access my website I didn’t notice that.
But it’s life, not heaven here, so what happens next is taken me out of heaven and throw me in HELL!!! I try to access my website one morning and I get a 500 HTTP error, so the first thing I do is trying to access my Media Temple account, and it’s not allowing me to, it actually says no account for that E-mail at all. I lost my mind and contacted Media Temple immediately, and they told me that there was no account under that email, so I go to my email and try to find the welcome E-mail I got when I created that hosting account, and yeah! There I find all the termination notifications sitting there in my inbox happily sticking their tounges out.
And of course, I couldn’t get a backup of my website since it’s their policy to delete all backups of a certain website 20 days after the account is terminated. So due to my stupidity and ignoring emails, and due to somebody on their systems team that made one little bug that kept my account alive for all that time without paying a cent, I LOST MY WEBSITE!
So here I am, starting alllll over again, from ground zero!