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My developer gave me the following excuse as to why the site he is building for me isn't showing crucial parts. Its still on an unsecured testing server, but my question is has anybody else experienced this? Here is what he says below.
..........not because the functionality is not done, but this is because a virus hits the hosting servers/companies world wide, and almost every hosting company is facing these issues, We have heard from different clients that there page is not coming up, and we have to upload the files again, so this is the reason you are not seeing them........
What does anybody make of this. Do you think its true, or is my developer not giving me the whole storey?
We have heard from different clients that there page is not coming up,
Perhaps this is because the same sloppy coding used on your site has an easy to identify security flaw; the same coding they use on all their client's sites; and those hacking them are following the links in their portfolio to knock them off one by one?
If it's the developers's server then frankly I would not be a very happy bunny if a developer told me that the site hosting my test server was currently hacked, and their reaction was not to immediately fix it or change server.
They told me there wasn't anything they could do because the site is on a testing server at a third party, so it was the third parties problem to resolve. In any event, the situation somehow seems resolved now.