Webdrive back online - a week after failure

The Auckland Web hosting company Webdrive appears to be back online - nearly a week after its US-based server failed, leaving 600 customer sites stranded.

The Auckland Web hosting company Webdrive appears to be back online - nearly a week after its US-based server failed, leaving 600 customer sites stranded.

As well as losing their Web presence, many Webdrive customers have also been without related e-mail services.

The company's own Website re-appeared briefly yesterday on Clear's network,but by the end of the day, it, the company's nameservers and - presumably - customer sites had reappeared on a US server.

Webdrive manager Daniel Williams could not be reached for comment yesterday.

The company's home page makes no reference to the week-long outage, but it does, ironically, prominently display a customer endorsement from Barry Kennedy of counselling.co.nz:

"Your service gives me confidence that the Web site will do its job and I can turn my attention to other aspects of my business."

Peter Mott, of 2Day Internet, which provides hosting and e-commerce services from its local presence, said yesterday that he was aware that Webdrive had "a lot of angry customers - perhaps a dozen of them have come to us."

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