lucy24 - 2:51 am on Jan 25, 2013 (gmt 0)
All this shared hosting / cloud hosting issues is exactly why I have my own dedicated servers.
Yah, but this is your day job, right? I don't think anyone starts out with their own physical server from Day One. Except for the congenital computer geeks for whom building their own server in the garage is equivalent to "Hey! Let's put on a show in the barn!"
My host's mass mailings make periodic noises about cloud stuff but so far it all seems to be optional extras so I don't pay attention. They did just move a bunch of us to a new server and I'm still waiting for the logs to catch up. There's always one day missing, but never the same day. I had to go over to piwik to see if I'd missed anyone interesting. (Other than, say, the latest incarnation of someone leaving multiple tabs open*, so every time they crash and/or voluntarily restart, one of my pages loads up again. The latest is extra disconcerting because it happens to be a footnote anchor. piwik says so, though logs of course can't.)
Oh, and, ahem, for those who missed it the first time around: The "impenetrable disguise" part was meant to be satirical :P Like those plays where someone is wearing a weeny little black eyemask and not even their nearest and dearest can recognize them.
* With thanks to Leosghost for originally identifying this behavior.