webhosting gone wrong
My client’s old webhost was a one-man shop who reselled hosting through another service provider. Unfortunately, the man died suddenly and, as a result, the service provider’s bills went unpaid.
From there, my client contacted the service provider directly and paid the reseller’s bill to make sure that their site was restored. In addition, the provider also granted them full access and ownership of ALL of the other reseller’s client sites and accounts.
They are now looking for a new hosting environment, and I’ll be taking the time to contact all of the other site owners and giving them information about how to buy their own hosting environments. It could have been much worse for them - their domains could have been stolen or their websites defaced if they were put in the wrong hands.
Hosting gone wrong indeed. Amazing how messy things can get.