A good web host will frequently back up your data, and you can even find knownhost dedicated servers which are also great for business websites. A bad web host might upload it over the Internet and keep it on their servers. Such as:
Uploads things to a central server
Checks whether your email has been sent
Registers your account for use on other websites
Keeps logs of your traffic
Flies over your data from a remote server to the public
How is a Hostnameserver not liable if they are not updating the website automatically?
The hosting company has no rights to have the correct version of their website loaded on anyone’s computer, they can only be held responsible if someone else comes along and keeps the site updated.
Another factor to remember is that if you click on the link to a file hosted elsewhere, your browser will receive a pop-up warning telling you that the file might not be safe to open, this is completely normal and the only difference between the file hosted on a hosting site and the file hosted on the Internet is the web hosting company.
If you have a question regarding a website or a technical issue with it you should report this to the hosting company before you report it to the Internet Service Provider (ISP). There is also a good chance that the hosting company will fix the problem for you, however if you have a good reason to complain about their service they could take the website down.
Why do webhosts have a hard time keeping their websites up to date?
It all comes down to money. Why would a webhost invest resources into providing a great webhosting service if their only reason for doing so is to make money?
They do not have the resources to manage the hosting for you (read how this works in the hosting costs article).
Their money is limited too and you must take into account the amount of time you have to pay them per month.
Yes you are going to want them to keep your data up to date, after all if they make no money they will not have any time to maintain your website.
Why are people having trouble accessing their online accounts?
The key reason for this problem is that people forget to change their passwords regularly (in the next section we will give you some practical tips on changing your passwords).
Another problem is that people forget the username and password to their account on the Internet, this is because most people use the same password for multiple web hosting services.
How do I change my password?
Don’t forget the following:
You should change the password after you have logged in to your account, so that you don’t get access to your accounts when you are not using it.
Make sure you are changing your passwords on your web hosting account rather than the website you host it on. It is much safer and much easier to change your password when you are already logged into your account.