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Worldwide Hosting Virus?

My developer claims thats affecting my site



8:02 pm on May 7, 2008 (gmt 0)

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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?



8:05 pm on May 7, 2008 (gmt 0)

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Doesn't sound like your developer is being very truthful with you.

Maybe your situation is unique, but I have quite a few sites at quite a few different hosting companies and haven't run into any such problem.


8:40 pm on May 7, 2008 (gmt 0)

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Gotta cast my vote as "Developer BS"


8:43 pm on May 7, 2008 (gmt 0)

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I'd tell the developer: "Well, we tried to pay you, but apparently a worldwide virus is affecting payments through banks around the world. Almost every bank is experiencing these issues. He have heard from different companies that their payments are not going through and we have to resubmit the payments, that is why you aren't seeing your money..."


10:32 pm on May 8, 2008 (gmt 0)

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LMAO # L.I.A. . . . .

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?

Receptional Andy

10:40 pm on May 8, 2008 (gmt 0)

Is it the developers web server or yours? If it's yours, then you should be able to get a comprehensive reply (hey, even a log excerpt or two, they'll have file creation dates) from your host/sysadmin.

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.


11:32 pm on May 8, 2008 (gmt 0)

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Thanks everybody, I dont know about these issues, but it did smell like BS. Im completely chagrined.

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.


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