123-reg accidentally deletes client Websites in error

IP6netInternet, Technology

Web hosting firm 123-reg has accidentally deleted an unspecified number of its customers’ websites. The company, which hosts 1.7m sites in the UK, said an error made during maintenance “effectively deleted” what was on some of its servers. “We can conclude that the issues faced have resulted in some data loss for some customers,” the firm admitted. It started a “recovery process”, but advised customers with their own data backup to rebuild their own websites. The web host, which has 800,000 customers in the UK, would not say how many websites had been deleted. What went wrong? Websites are hosted on computers called servers that can dish up pages to thousands or millions of people at the same time. Some … Read More