Yesterday, a friend of mine who has (or should I say had) a Dreamhost account, received an email that simply stated the following:
"Your account(s) have been disabled for violating multiple parts of our
Terms of Service. Having multiple accounts, sharing account info, and
using your account(s) for data archival."
This was the entire contents of the email, with no instructions on getting the account re-enabled.
That last item, Using your accounts for data archival is kind of disturbing to me and my friend, since ironically he was in the process of moving the over 300 gigs of data he had archived to his account off on to a non-dreamhost dedicated box, when his accounts were abruptly disabled!
There is still about 150-200GB of data which my friend would like to move off of his dreamHost accounts, if it’s possible to get the account re-enabled just long enough for him to do this. Also he did have a web site on his Dreamhost for an internet radio countDown show he did, which is now inaccessible. Have other customers gotten similar such emails, and been able to get their accounts re-enabled at all? Or is my friend screwed and he will not be able to access his data, even to move it off of DreamHost?
I find it silly that DreamHost does not allow the archival backup of files, considering they give their customers more disk space than would ever be needed for any consumer web site! If a customers wishes to make an Easy backup of their files, what’s wrong with using DreamHost to do this if the space is offered to the customer?
Just curious to know what you all think and/or what your experiences have been if anyone’s had their account disabled for similar reasons.
Sharing of data between two points on a computer network regardless of method used, is not a crime, don’t let the **AA’s tell you otherwise!