The point of this Article is actually to convince the reader that they should in fact choose Godaddy for their hosting & web services. I mean after Godaddy accidentally deleted my server and then couldn’t recover precious website files, even though I was told me that they make a copy of my directory every 4 days.
Godaddy maintains emergency back ups of your server that cycle every 4 days.
It’s not guaranteed. It’s nice to have as a fail safe, but don’t get it twisted, you don’t want to be stuck on the phone waiting to hear back from their techs with the only copies of your files/databases.
I have to say, my clients were really pissed and I was pretty shook. I mean I should have had better back ups and more knowledge about how to manually recover WordPress sites from those back ups. I didn’t have a proper system and I was going to pay for it.
In my defense, I didn’t expect Godaddy to delete my entire server out of nowhere and then not be able to recover my files using their emergency back ups. That’s got to be rare.
I moved my most important project to a new server, and recovered/rebuilt the rest on client’s accounts.
Now I’m not acting like I couldn’t have avoided this
Before they deleted my life’s work out of nowhere I was their biggest advocate. To give some perspective, when I first bought server space in early 2012 I knew absolutely nothing about building websites, but knew inevitably I’d need to put my website online.