I am running a very small website with very modest requirements. Up until last week, we were using a web service called BlueLayerHost. BLH was attacked by a hacker who not only infiltrated their system, but successfully made a request to the company that manages their physical servers to wipe out all the data and destroy all the backups.
I've learned my lesson and will be sure to keep my own backups from now on, but I want to feel more secure that my hosting service is also keeping secure backups. Can anyone tell me about security on DreamHost? Most important, do they archive backups offsite/offline? Do they own their own servers for shared hosting? Thank you.